Dinner Tonight in Tribeca/Battery Park for 2, $80 total without drinks.
I need to quickly find a romantic place in Tribeca. We want to spend $80 (maximum) total on food, so thats probably in the $10-15 appetizer and $20-25 entree range. Romantic is a plus, not required. I'm a big foodie, the girlfriend isn't. She's vegetarian + fish. Haven't been down in Tribeca for serious food for about 2 years now, so I have no clue whats good lately down there.
We really like Cercle Rouge. Delicious food and good service. Most French brasseries aren't particularly romantic, i.e., bright and boisterious, but at Cercle Rouge, the lighting is at a level that does give it a romantic feel. They also have outdoor sidewalk seating.
Cercle Rouge photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...
For a somewhat romantic vibe, with veg options and most entrees around $20-25, look into The Harrison or Cercle Rouge
Blaue Gans might also fit the bill, though I haven't been there yet.
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