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DCGUY5 May 2, 2010 01:50 PM

So, my wife and myself are celebrating her birthday on a Wednesday night in the village. We currently have reservations at Blue Hill, however, we would like something less expensive. Maybe $15-$20 an entree, but we still want really good food. Obviously, we would take a hit with something lowering the cost that much.

American food, seafood, great salads would be a few examples. We are not looking for ethnic type places. We would also like the ambience and service to be pretty nice. One example of a place that fits our bill would be Po, but we have already been there.

Thanks so much for your help!!

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Blue Hill
75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

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    DCGUY5 RE: DCGUY5 May 2, 2010 07:32 PM

    OK...now I am having serious second thoughts. Maybe we should eat at Blue Hill. The reviews from chowhound, yelp and tripadvisor are so favorable. Any thoughts??

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    Blue Hill
    75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

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      InSearchOfTacos RE: DCGUY5 May 3, 2010 05:44 AM

      if you like po, i recommend malatesta trattoria (maybe bit too far west for you? at christopher and washington). i loved the pasta and desserts (coconut panna cotta was great), and the ambiance was very cozy and rustic. pasta dishes are less than $15, meat is a bit more, but still very reasonable. obviously it's nowhere near the caliber of blue hill, so if you want a real special occasion place, you should stick with your original plan.

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      gutsofsteel RE: DCGUY5 May 3, 2010 06:36 AM

      Mas
      Le Gigot

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      Le Gigot
      18 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014

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        DCGUY5 RE: DCGUY5 May 3, 2010 02:54 PM

        Thank you both! I think we are going to stick with Blue Hill as it gets such incredible reviews and won't really break the bank.
        So, we also wanted a $15-20 an entree Italian in midtown East for the night before. We came accross Pescatore. Anyone eaten there recently and any other Italian ideas??

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        Blue Hill
        75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

        Pescatore
        955 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10022

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          rrems RE: DCGUY5 May 3, 2010 04:21 PM

          I've never been to Pescatore, but in that price range my favorite is Da Andrea.

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          Da Andrea
          35 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

          Pescatore
          955 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10022

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            gutsofsteel RE: rrems May 4, 2010 04:22 AM

            OP is looking for midtown east.

            Bottega del Vino
            Convivio
            Mia Dona
            more upscale: Alto, Felidia

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            Felidia
            243 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

            Mia Dona
            206 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022

            Convivio
            45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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              rrems RE: gutsofsteel May 4, 2010 04:02 PM

              OP is also looking for $15-20 entrees. Not much of that in midtown east, as evidenced by your list, only one of which fits this criteria.

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            LeahBaila RE: DCGUY5 May 4, 2010 04:53 AM

            I was underwhelmed by Pescatore, but it's been years since I've been back. For Midtown East Italian in that price range, I'd recommend Mia Dona.

            www.thelunchbelle.com

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            Mia Dona
            206 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022

            Pescatore
            955 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10022

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            DCGUY5 RE: DCGUY5 May 5, 2010 02:58 PM

            How about Luna Piena? Would that foot our bill?

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            Luna Piena
            243 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

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              LeahBaila RE: DCGUY5 May 5, 2010 06:59 PM

              Definitely!

              www.thelunchbelle.com

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