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jennielap Jun 2, 2009 08:20 AM

It's that time again...dh's birthday is coming up and I want to find a good place. If anyone saw the write-up of Rustican in last Wednesday's NYT, it sounds like the perfect choice: good food, heavy on the pork products, a huge choice of great beers, a nice room with a casual vibe. Sadly, it is in Chicago and we are in Forest Hills altho I would like to have dinner in Manhattan. Money IS (sadly) an object: I don't want McDonald's, but I'd like to stay away from Per Se prices as well. (Birthday is actually in July, but a lot of places take reservations a month in advance.) Any suggestions would be hugely appreciated. Thanks!

  1. k
    kathryn Jun 2, 2009 09:42 AM

    > heavy on the pork products, a huge choice of great beers, a nice room with a casual vibe.

    Maybe Resto, Irving Mill, Spitzer's Corner?

    1. r
      RGR Jun 2, 2009 09:10 AM

      There's a huge monetary span between McDonald's and per se. So, in order to suggest places in-between those that will fit *your* wallet, please give us your per person budget for food only (drinks, tax & tip additional).

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        jennielap Jun 2, 2009 10:09 AM

        I'm looking for apps in the $9 to $15, entrees in the mid-high 20s and low 30s.

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