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flany Jul 17, 2010 07:14 PM

I will be in NYC next weekend. We are interested in a nice meal with a French influence Friday night. We are staying at the Le Parker Meridien and would like to stay generally in that area only because we will be downtown quite a bit for the rest of the weekend, BUT we are willing to go anywhere for the right place. I love Balthazar, but wanted to possibly venture beyond "bistro" fare, but nothing too fancy/foamy:)
Thanks!

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    monamiestephanie Jul 19, 2010 01:40 PM

    If you are willing to go for French haute lunch instead of French dinner, I HIGHLY recommend Jean Georges. They offer 2 courses for $29, each additional course for $15, and dessert for $8. My fiance and I ordered 3 courses plus dessert each, and it was one of the best meals we've had in the last year. You can read more about the deal here: http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/0....

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    Jean Georges
    1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

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      rrems Jul 18, 2010 08:15 PM

      Check out Allegretti. They have a prix fixe, and the a la carte may fit your budget since you are not drinking. The provencal food is superb.

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      Allegretti
      46 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010

      1. Wilfrid Jul 17, 2010 08:22 PM

        Benoit is the obvious choice in that neighborhood. dB Bistro Moderne isn't far, or you could go a little uptown to Bar Boulud. The honest truth, as ever, is that getting a French dinner in Manhattan for $50 pp including tax and tip is very tough.

        Good prices, a little out of your neighborhood: Bar Breton.

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        La Quenelle
        254 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10020

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          kathryn Jul 17, 2010 07:26 PM

          How much are you willing to spend including tax, tip, and wine/drinks?

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            flany Jul 17, 2010 07:44 PM

            Well, I should mention I am pregnant and a pretty cheap date these days...Let's say $50 per person. My husband will probably get a drink, but I won't include that.

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