HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
What's your latest food quest? Get great advice
TELL US

May I get your vote? Compass, A voce, Dovetail, Gascogne, Peasant

j
janet T Mar 25, 2010 05:28 PM

Hi All!

May I get your vote for dinner:

Compass
A voce
Dovetai
Gascogne
Peasant

I picked them for their prix-fixe offerings as I have a group of 14 to take out on a budget. I love
Nougatine but was wondering what else might be reliable. Peasant doesn't have a prix-fixe but I threw them in as I've never been.

1)
Nougatine at Jean Georges
http://www.jean-georges.com/
address: 1 Central Park West @ Columbus Circle (60th St
)subway: A & C train to "59th St - Columbus Circle Station"
phone: (212) 299-3950
$38 winter promotion dinner (5:30-6): 4 courses set menu:
tuna tartare, slowly cooked salmon, free-range chicken, warm Valhrona chocolate cake

(2)
Compass
address: 208 West 70th St @ (Amsterdam & West End Ave.)
subway: 1, 2, 3 to "72nd St Station"
phone: (212) 875-8600‎
contemporary American; emphasis on seafood; quiet and spacious.
$35 prix-fixe, 3-course: see sample: http://compassrestaurant.com/restaurant-week-563.php

(3
)A voce
http://www.avocerestaurant.com/avoce_columbus.html#/menus/
address: 10 Columbus Circle
subway: A or C, to "59th St - Columbus Circle Station"
phone: 212-823-2523
$35 Pre-theater (5pm to 6pm

)

(4)
Dovetail
103 W 77th (@ columbus)
subway: 1 at 79th St.; B, C at 81st St.-Museum of Natural History
phone: 212-362-3800
http://www.dovetailnyc.com/
menu: will put something together at our price point

(5
)Gascogne
French Bistro
158 Eighth Avenue (between 17/18th)
phone: (212) 675-6564
$27 pre-fixe 5:30-7, 3 course
menu: http://www.gascognenyc.com/prixfixe.html#pretheater

(6
)Peasant
http://www.peasantnyc.com/

thank you!
Janet

-----
Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Gascogne
158 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Nougatine
1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

  1. p
    piegirl74 Mar 26, 2010 06:49 AM

    If Dovetail is willing to create a menu for you at your price point, I would definitely do that!

    I would be hesitant to do a pre-theatre menu anywhere with 14 people. Service is usually rushed and the places mobbed. And you have to eat within their time specifications (I never eat dinner at 5:30pm, and certainly not multiple courses). Unless, of course, you specifically need pre-theatre because you have a show at 8pm?

    Side note: Peasant is wonderful!! But since they don't have a price fixe, you'd have to limit everyone to a single meat course, or a pasta + app, or work out some sort of sharing of apps and desserts to stay within your budget. Might be a bit uncomfortable for you to dictate to everyone in advance what they can and cannot order. Unless the restaurant is willing to do a special menu since you are a large party?

    3 Replies
    1. re: piegirl74
      kelea Mar 26, 2010 08:39 AM

      Another vote for Dovetail. And if you can have the dinner on Sunday, you will have the $38 prix fixe. There are add-ons depending on your dish but it's a great place to start for price points.

      1. re: kelea
        j
        janet T Mar 26, 2010 09:29 PM

        PieGirl & Kelea, thanks so much!

        My trusted source also votes Dovetail. But alas my group is leaning towards Gascogne because of office proximity. I hope it's not too dull these days. zOHTH, the price is right.

        I really appreciate your comments & tips. Sunday at Dovetail is now a TODO!

        Warm thanks,
        Janet

        -----
        Gascogne
        158 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        1. re: janet T
          c
          cricri7 Mar 28, 2010 06:17 AM

          I tried Dovetail on a sunday the last time I was in town, a NY expert on another forum guided me towards it, and I just loved it!! Everything was just perfect there. The food, the decor and a bonus...the waiter was super cute and nice. I always go to nice restaurants when I am in town and this one was the latest on my list that I just have to go back again.

    Show Hidden Posts