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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. The Orchard?

    1. The Redhead.

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      1. re: smokeandapancake

        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.

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

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        1. re: roze

          There's also apiary...

          1. re: smokeandapancake

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

            1. re: whitneybee

              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.

        2. Le Gigot...

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          1. re: gutsofsteel

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

            1. re: wheatfields

              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.

          2. 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.

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            Le Gigot
            18 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014

            Apizz
            217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002