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where to go for a special birthday meal

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I am looking for recommendations for a special birthday dinner. The dinner is not until December, so I have time, but I realize some places may take that much time to get into.

I am considering the following:

Le Berdadin
11 Madison Park
Del Posto
Per Se
Marea
Locanda Verde

I am looking for a place that is romantic, quiet, great service, great food and interesting selections. I am not all that worried about price. Willing to pay as little or as much as needed for a nice meal. Also, any other suggestions than those above would be helpful. willing to look outside the borough of Manhattan, also.

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Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Del Posto
85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Marea
240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

Locanda Verde
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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  1. I would choose between Eleven Madison Park and Bouley. Both romantc, beautiful rooms, and without question two of the best restaurants in NYC. I find Le Bernardin somewhat corporate and not romantic in the least. I haven't been to Del Posto in a year and I understand that it has improved so I'm not comfortable commenting. Per Se I find too much "temple of food worship." Marea and Locanda Verde, while nice restaurants, are nowhere near the level of the othres on your list.

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    Per Se
    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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

    Del Posto
    85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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

    Marea
    240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

    Locanda Verde
    377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

    1. i've been to all but per se (dang reservations...::shakes fist::) and i would suggest marea if only because the service is stellar (my server comped a glass of wine after i had like...six and she remembered me the next time i went), and the spaghetti w sea urchin & crab is the best thing i've ever eaten.