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Anniversary Dinner - Foodie who loves a non Foodie

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petuniafromhell May 17, 2010 02:05 PM

Hi, it's our 5 year anniversary this Saturday and I need a place for dinner. I like to eat everything and try anything but my boyfriend is not a foodie. He likes Italian, steak, Spanish and Latino food....trying to keep the price range at no more than $75 per person (but can be flexible)...hoping for a romantic place but nothing too trendy were the bf won't feel comfortable...i think Perilla would be similar to what we are looking for but since i've already been there i would like to try something new.

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Perilla
9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

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    kathryn RE: petuniafromhell May 17, 2010 06:21 PM

    Some ideas:
    Hearth
    Craft (if your budget allows)
    Txikito (no reservations however, and it is a bit cramped)
    Aldea (Portuguese, a bit more upscale, the menu reads a bit expensive, but I find the portion sizes MUCH larger than other places, but I'd reserve ASAP)
    Scarpetta (excellent Italian and right in your price range but reserve ASAP)

    These topics also seem relevant:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/707601
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/706203

    Good luck! Since you're trying to get something Saturday night for THIS weekend, you may find a lot of places are fully committed or have only very early/very late times left.

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    Txikito
    240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

    Aldea
    31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

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      UnderemployedInNYC RE: petuniafromhell May 17, 2010 06:55 PM

      Kathryn's given great recommendations- the only hesitancy I would have would be Txikito, since you probably should reserve such an important occasion. At that price point I would also add Chef Michael White's Convivio in Tudor City.

      http://underemployedinnyc.blogspot.com/

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      Convivio
      45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

      Txikito
      240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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