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Please help: romantic post-opera dinner

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tdaaa Nov 17, 2009 05:20 AM

Hello NY Hounds. I am coming from Boston this weekend with my wife for a romantic weekend away from the kids (the first in four years or so). We will be at the metropolitan opera until 9:40 Saturday, looking for a light yet romantic dinner for afterwards (this is pretty late for us boring provincial bostonians), somewhere close. I apologize if this is a common request, but I couldn't find anything with a board search, and my understanding of NY geography is limited.

A recommendation for snacks and drinks for pre-opera would also be appreciated.

Thanks.

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  1. Spiritchaser RE: tdaaa Nov 17, 2009 06:32 AM

    One of my NY favs is right in the area, Picholine. It's expensive and may not be considered "light" but the menu has many options to suit your needs/taste. As far as romantic, yes, very.

    Before hand you could look into Bar Boulud or if Picholine doesn't work for after you could hit the front of the house for lighter fare.

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    Picholine
    35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

    Bar Boulud
    1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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      fm1963 RE: Spiritchaser Nov 17, 2009 06:41 AM

      I second Picholine. For pre-opera drinks and nibbles, perhaps the bar at Nougatine or the Mandarin Oriental.

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      Picholine
      35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

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      msny98 RE: tdaaa Nov 17, 2009 06:36 AM

      After the Opera - Telepan

      Before - Time Warner - Bouchon Bakery

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      Bouchon Bakery
      10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

      Telepan
      72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

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        picklesister RE: tdaaa Nov 17, 2009 07:04 AM

        Asiate in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is quite romantic - views of the park are lovely. I second Nougatine as well.

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        Asiate Restaurant
        80 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

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          RGR RE: tdaaa Nov 17, 2009 08:12 AM

          My pick would definitely be Picholine. We had a superb tasting dinner there recently. But the menu offers many options for light dining. They have what is considered the best cheese cart in the city, so do think of including it. Service is excellent, and the ambiance is lovely.

          Photos of our dinner here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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          Picholine
          35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

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            tdaaa RE: RGR Nov 17, 2009 11:25 AM

            Picholine it is... reservation made. Thanks all for the suggestions. Let me know if you need advice on Boston.

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            Picholine
            35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

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