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Downtown romantic anniversary dinner

juliefromnoho Feb 15, 2010 05:25 PM

What's your best suggestion for a romantic dinner for a foodie lesbian couple, south of Union Square, no more than $200 for two including great drinks and food?

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  1. coasts RE: juliefromnoho Feb 15, 2010 05:27 PM

    The Orchard?

    1. smokeandapancake RE: juliefromnoho Feb 16, 2010 05:12 AM

      The Redhead.

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        kathryn RE: smokeandapancake Feb 16, 2010 05:54 AM

        Dependent on when they go, however, there could be a long wait. I love the Redhead but haven't gone in a while because of the crowds.

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        roze RE: juliefromnoho Feb 16, 2010 05:42 AM

        Maybe Apizz? I also find Bacaro very romantic and you affordable. If you both enjoy wine it would be perfect.

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          smokeandapancake RE: roze Feb 16, 2010 05:49 AM

          There's also apiary...

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            whitneybee RE: smokeandapancake Feb 16, 2010 06:56 AM

            I enjoyed my meal at Apiary, but it didn't strike me as romantic.

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              windycity RE: whitneybee Feb 16, 2010 09:09 PM

              I like either Apiary or Redhead. Both are very cramped, the Redhead more so. I can't say that Redhead is romantic because if you are sitting in the bar area, large crowds of people wind up crowding you making the experience less pleasant.

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          gutsofsteel RE: juliefromnoho Feb 16, 2010 05:55 AM

          Le Gigot...

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            wheatfields RE: gutsofsteel Feb 18, 2010 07:46 AM

            I second Le Gigot. I definitely do not think Redhead is romantic -- it is noisy.

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              pulled pork RE: wheatfields May 7, 2010 06:25 AM

              We love this place for special dinners. Quaint, quiet, superb food and wine. The owner sources her oysters personally. To be honest, we have never eaten from the entree selection. Always make a tasting meal out of the apps and starters with wines along the way. Lots and lots of oysters too.

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            chow_gal RE: juliefromnoho May 7, 2010 06:29 AM

            Seconding two places: Le Gigot and Apizz (which I find quite sexy). You won't get outta MAS for less than 2 bills (maybe if you don't drink?), but it is also romantic/sexy.

            Le Gigot
            18 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014

            217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

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