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wife's upcoming 65th-intimate with our 4 adult foodie children

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Wife refuses a party, or even a large dinner. Looking for someplace that will have great "new" food that she wouldn't cook at home (she's a gourmet cook).
Not big on fancy French, Enjoys Ouest, Gotham (but not the pricey wine list), Pampano, but been t all of them recently. Also, we like restaurants that have corkage fees for our own wine. She also loves fish and seafood, but didn't freak on Le Bernardin.
Any suggestions?

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Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

Ouest
2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

Pampano
209 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

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  1. Eleven Madison Park. Although its a 4 star restaurant the room has a nice relaxed feeling to it.

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    Eleven Madison Park
    11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

    1. Mars 2112 or Ninja

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      Mars 2112
      1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

      1. As much as I adore EMP (which, btw, has a very reasonable corkage fee of $35 per bottle), if your wife doesn't like fancy French and didn't like Le Bernardin (not surprising since it's fancy French seafood), she will not like EMP.

        Perhaps, Oceana?

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

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        1. re: RGR

          our adult children are taking us to Blue Hill for 70th birthday this week. I'm providing wine. Corkage 45.00. Can come back from a trip I haven't taken, but I'm looking forward.

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          Blue Hill
          75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011