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Nov 2, 2009 05:24 PM

Dinner & Dessert for Day-trippers

Taking my parents on a day-trip to Manhattan on Saturday and am responsible for planning dinner (for my 30th birthday). My husband and I lived there several years ago, but on student budgets, so we're really not too familar with the restaurant scene.

I'm looking for someplace with adventurous modern american food that's not too much of a scene (or too formal, we'll be having dinner after walking around all day). I really like the menu at Public, but most of the reviews seem to be about brunch or Sunday Supper.

Any options about Public for dinner on a Saturday or suggestions for alternatives?

Also, we'll be heading out of town through Grand Central Station, so any dessert suggestions in that area would also be appreciated!

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