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Greetings from a San Francisco Chowhounder. I'll be in NYC in a couple of months and would like a dinner suggestion. I love classic places like La Grenouille and Gramercy Tavern. I also enjoy flashier places like Le Cirque. With this brief sketch in mind, can you think of anything else I might enjoy? I'll appreciate any ideas you can offer. There are so many options to choose from. Thank you!

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Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

La Grenouille
3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

Le Cirque
151 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022

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  1. Eleven Madison Park
    Keens

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

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      Thanks for the suggestion. A bit of a coincidence - a friend just returned from NY and emailed me the name of that very place just a few hours ago.

    2. San Francisco doesn't have a great sushi place. One of the better sushi places in North America is Sushi Yasuda. Sit at the bar. Reservations are a good idea. Pretty classic in my book.

      I'm fond of Le Bernardin. I like fish. They do a good job. A solid, less expensive fallback would be Esca. You can pare expenses a bit by hitting up either at lunch. Again, reservations are a good idea.

      Keller's east coast outpost, Per Se, is pretty good. Best at Lunch on the weekend.

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      Per Se
      10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

      Sushi Yasuda
      204 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017

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

      Esca
      402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036