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Dinner ideas at $60pp..........?

Sadia1 Mar 2, 2010 02:22 AM

We will be visiting New York in May for 5 days and are looking for places that we can go for dinner as i have heard some places require early reservations. We have a budget of about $60 pp including tax and tips..and to make it more complicated some of our party of five are vegetarian (will eat fish though).

any recommendations? this will probably be the last time we visit NYC for a while so want to make this trip extra special!!

Thanks for your help :)

  1. j
    Jane A. Mar 2, 2010 07:51 AM

    Any of the restaurants which have a $35. prix fixe should be fine. Many are listed on this board, especially in the pre-theater listings. Favorites include: Marseille, Trattoria Tre Colori, Cibo, Nougatine, Compass, La Mangeoire. These restaurants are all sort of mid-town both east and west. I'm sure that others in different neighborhoods can add to the list.
    There are also a lot of restaurants which are moderately priced depending upon what you have. You might all enjoy a cheese fondu at Artisinal accompanied by a salad.

    Search this board for threads about prix fixe menus and expand from there. It will help to have an idea of particular types of food (ethnic) which you like as well as what neighborhoods you'll be in.

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    1. re: Jane A.
      RGR Mar 2, 2010 08:34 AM

      Trattoria Trecolori has a $35 prix fixe? I haven't been in a while and don't see it on their refurbished website. However, a la carte prices are moderate, so it would still fit the budget, and the food's delicious.


      Going to restaurants with a $35 dinner prix fixe is a good idea. However, since the menu choices are usually severely limited, the options would have to appeal to everyone, including the vegetarian fish eaters. Therefore, it would be best for Sadia to check the menus on their websites before choosing any of them.

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      RGR Mar 2, 2010 04:09 AM

      Does that $60pp include wine and/or other alcoholic beverages? Keep in mind that NYC tax is 9%, and tipping is around 20%.

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      1. re: RGR
        Sadia1 Mar 2, 2010 05:25 AM

        doesnt include drinks!! i guess atthis rate wouldnt include tipping too...

        any suggestions at all?

        1. re: Sadia1
          RGR Mar 2, 2010 06:25 AM

          If you and your dining companions like Indian food, I highly recommend Tabla, which serves Indian-influenced Contemporary American cuisine. The food is delicious, and the menu works very well for carnivores, pescatarians, and even strict vegetarians. Service is excellent, and the atmospherics are lovely. Request a table in the upstairs dining room. I think prices are moderate enough to fit your budget.

          There were 8 of us at our most recent dinner at Tabla, two of whom are vegetarians. Photos can be viewed here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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