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French Restaurant for Next Weekend

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  • flany Jul 17, 2010 07:14 PM
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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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  1. How much are you willing to spend including tax, tip, and wine/drinks?

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    1. re: kathryn

      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.

    2. 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

      1. 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. 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