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rvadog Oct 10, 2010 06:25 AM

Hey guys,

I live in an outer borough and am not intimately familiar with Manhattan dining so I need some help.

I have a 1 year anniversary with my wife coming up and I'm getting a hotel room in midtown. The plan is go somewhere for cocktails and then get dinner. I'm looking at trying to keep it at or under $150 for the two of us for dinner.

Suggestions?

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    Littleman Oct 10, 2010 11:00 AM

    Take a look at Convivo. It's one of my favorites. It's Italian and the food is outstanding. Their prix fixe 4 course might work within your budget.

    Convivo @ 45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 212 - 599 - 5045.
    http://convivionyc.com/

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      rrems Oct 10, 2010 10:47 AM

      Try looking these up and see if any appeal to you, maybe that will help us narrow it down:

      Aldea
      Perilla
      Convivio
      Orso
      Oceana
      Degustation
      Annisa

      All of these are nice casual, not overly formal, but worthy of a special occasion IMO.

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      Perilla
      9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

      Annisa
      13 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014

      Orso
      322 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

      Oceana
      120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

      Convivio
      45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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

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        gutsofsteel Oct 10, 2010 07:25 AM

        Does that $150 include wine, tax, and tip? What kinds of cuisines are you interested in (or not)? Do you want casual....?

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          rvadog Oct 10, 2010 07:43 AM

          Lets say $150ish (gives some wiggle room) including everything.

          We are not big wine drinkers. My wife may have a glass with dinner but I don't imagine we'll be getting a bottle.

          I was think french but really we'd be open to anything.

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            g
            gutsofsteel Oct 10, 2010 07:46 AM

            Do you want to stay in midtown for dinner?

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              r
              rvadog Oct 10, 2010 08:10 AM

              Not necessarily. We're open to taking the subway.

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                gutsofsteel Oct 10, 2010 08:14 AM

                Can you narrow down your request? There are just way too many restaurants to choose from in Manhattan. Do you want casual? How about noise level? You want a big restaurant or a small restaurant? Any neighborhoods you're intersted in (or not)? What kinds of cuisines?

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