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High-end restaurant in easy walking distance of Times Square?

yebo Jul 8, 2009 01:13 PM

Prosperous and discerning out-of-town visitors will be taking me out for dinner in the fall (plenty of time for reservations). They have taken me to Per Se, and clearly enjoy/can afford that kind and style of restaurant; also, they love wine. I think of EMP and Veritas, except that the only request they made is location.

Suggestions are very welcome.

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    chow_gal RE: yebo Jul 8, 2009 02:32 PM

    Insieme, Le Bernardin come to mind.

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      RGR RE: yebo Jul 8, 2009 05:44 PM

      I don't think Insieme is high end enough. Le Bernardin, certainly. Other options: Jean Georges, Adour Alain Ducasse, Gordon Ramsay at the London, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon.

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        yebo RE: yebo Jul 9, 2009 09:42 AM

        What do you think about the Modern? It's at the far end of easy walking distance. Is it in that very special category?

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          RGR RE: yebo Jul 9, 2009 10:11 AM

          Ooh, I completely forgot to include The Modern. Yes, the formal dining room's cuisine is spectacular! Chef Gabriel Kreuther deservedly received this year's James Beard Award for Best Chef NY.


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          chowbie RE: yebo Jul 9, 2009 10:42 AM

          L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon is a good choice too, but if they can walk to 57th, why not suggest going back to the Time Warner Centre and go to Masa? (only if they are REALLY prosperous though)

          1. iFat RE: yebo Jul 9, 2009 07:32 PM

            it's not on the same level as le bernardin and jean georges but bar americain is pretty damn solid and right at the top of times square...


            1. Rmis32 RE: yebo Jul 9, 2009 07:50 PM

              Haven't been to this new resto, but it's getting some good buzz.
              Montenapo in The New York Times Building.
              620 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10018
              nr. 41st St.

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