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Need a Nice Place for about 100.00 per person

grandma Zaza Nov 20, 2010 01:21 PM

Someplace newish, I've been to all of the regular spots.

  1. boredough Nov 20, 2010 01:32 PM

    Don't know if that $100 includes drinks/tax/tip, but if it does : we just went to PRINT in the INK48 Hotel on Eleventh @48th and really enjoyed our meal. We were a party of 5 and everyone's dishes were very good and nicely prepared - would definitely go back. The hotel also has a rooftop lounge/bar (PRESS) with a spectacular unimpeded view of Manhattan and the Hudson - must be amazing in the summer.

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      kathryn Nov 20, 2010 03:39 PM

      What are your "regular" spots? Is that $100 before tax, tip, wine/drinks?

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      1. re: kathryn
        citykid426 Nov 20, 2010 04:16 PM

        I agree with the above post, where have you been before and what are we comparing this to? Do you mean "nice" like Daniel Boloud/Thomas Keller nice? On a lower scale, I think Atlantic Grill on the UES is "nice." Depends on what you mean and what places you've already visited...

        Atlantic Grill
        1341 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021

        1. re: citykid426
          grandma Zaza Nov 21, 2010 09:11 AM

          "Depends on what you mean and what places you've already visited..."

          When I said the usual's I meant places like Boloud, le-bernardin, Aquavit, Babbo,,Blue Hill, Convivio, Eleven Madison Park, Gotham Bar & Grill
          Le Cirque. The Modern, Nobu etc the older places.

          I'm looking for some place newer. And when I say $100.00 I mean approx. I'm taking out the 5 people and I don't want to go too nuts. So I'd like to keep it under about $500 to $600 tops.

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

          105 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013

          Le Cirque
          151 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022

          45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

      2. MonaNomura Nov 21, 2010 09:28 AM

        Momofuku Ma Peche (French/Vietnamese)
        Pintxos (Basque/Tapas)

        It would be helpful if genre were narrowed...

        510 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

        Ma Peche
        15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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        1. re: MonaNomura
          grandma Zaza Nov 21, 2010 09:38 AM

          Sorry, this place is much to casual, I'm looking for a much more upscale place. But thanks

          1. re: grandma Zaza
            gutsofsteel Nov 21, 2010 09:41 AM

            You want a much more upscale place, at about $600 max for 6 people -does that inlcude tax, tip and wine/drinks?

            1. re: gutsofsteel
              grandma Zaza Nov 21, 2010 09:48 AM

              either way.

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                gutsofsteel Nov 21, 2010 09:49 AM

                It's hard to help you if you can't be a bit more clear in what you're looking for. What is the maximum you want to spend for six people including tax, tip and wine/drinks? It makes a major difference in where you can go on your budget.

                What cuisines are you interested in (or not)? What part of town?

                1. re: gutsofsteel
                  grandma Zaza Nov 21, 2010 09:56 AM

                  You didn't seem to get it.

                  These are all not important, I can be very flexible, I'm not held to any part of town or any type of food, jet really good food in a really nice place, the price I mentioned is only approximate. And yes we are going to have a few drinks. I just don't want to spent $150 per person.

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                    gutsofsteel Nov 21, 2010 10:00 AM

                    I don't get it? How can people help you if you don't give any guidance? Any part of town, any type of food, no particular budget? That's like asking for any restaurant in the city that somebody likes.

                    If you're looking for a place that is as upscale as those you listed above, it's not going to happen for $100 per person including tax, tip and wine/drinks.

                    What is a "really nice place" for you?

                    If you're budget is "flexible" then why not Cafe Boulud? You won't make it out of there for $100 per person including tax tip and wine though. Read the menu on their website. They do a tasting menu for $89 but that doesn't include tax, tip, wine.

                    How about Wallse? Or Seasonal?

                    Cafe Boulud
                    20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021

        2. daffyduck Nov 21, 2010 10:00 AM

          have you tried The Bar Room at the Modern, WD 50, Striphouse, or 15 East. I also like Degustation but that's not a good spot for 5 or 6 people.

          15 East
          15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

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          1. re: daffyduck
            grandma Zaza Nov 21, 2010 10:11 AM

            what would you think about Il Mulino?

            Il Mulino
            86 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

            1. re: grandma Zaza
              gutsofsteel Nov 21, 2010 10:14 AM

              Expensive, not worth it.

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                grandma Zaza Nov 21, 2010 10:18 AM

                Ok, thanks a lot for you help.. I'll think of something, I have 30 days.

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                daffyduck Nov 21, 2010 11:26 AM

                I've only tried Il Mulino once in Atlantic City. I thought it was alright, I don't remember anything amazing there but the things I tried were solid. I remember not liking the tiramisu, and yeah it was expensive.

                Il Mulino
                86 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

            2. grandma Zaza Nov 21, 2010 10:28 AM

              Any thoughts about Convivio ?

              45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

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              1. re: grandma Zaza
                daffyduck Nov 21, 2010 03:12 PM

                have you tried Maialino? it's another Italian spot within your budget.

                2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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                  rrems Nov 27, 2010 07:50 AM

                  Maybe it hasn't been suggested because you listed it among places you've already been to, but if you are considering it I'd say it's a great choice. The food is as good as ever, it's comfortable and lively.

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                  kagemusha49 Nov 21, 2010 03:41 PM

                  You can eat nicely at Aquavit for $100/head - haven't been there for about 3 years though as I live out of town - Marcus Samuelson has moved on but I'm sure it's still good. Another place that is different is Chola - it's on East 58th and it is nice fusiony Indian. It's not a dump - unlike many Indian places.

                  232 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022

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                  1. re: kagemusha49
                    Nancy191 Nov 26, 2010 07:25 AM

                    They are not at all like they used to be. I'd forget about it.

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                    alessandroacq Nov 26, 2010 07:29 PM

                    Try Sfoglia, its not "new" per se but its some of the best Italian food in the city. Marea is a pretty new spot with some good Italian food as well. For Chinese I like Philippe or Buddakan and for Spanish try La Esquina.

                    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                    1402 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

                    La Esquina
                    106 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012

                    240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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                    1. re: alessandroacq
                      gutsofsteel Nov 26, 2010 07:40 PM

                      Have you been to Sfoglia since the recent management shakeup?

                      1402 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

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                      pammi Nov 26, 2010 08:16 PM

                      Wow! this is really a tough crowd! I took my husband for his birthday dinner to SHO Shaun Hergott. Prix-fixe, and under 100 per person. Beautiful space (ask for the room facing the kitchen) an excellent menu, tables set far apart, everyone loved it. Also, we went to the restaurant in the Armani store last week.56th and 5th Avenue. Very sophisticated and you'll certainly be under your limit. There are tables that face onto 5th Avenue and you can see the Lalique windows of Henri Bendel across the street.

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                      1. re: pammi
                        grandma Zaza Nov 27, 2010 03:57 AM

                        Sounds really great, thank you.
                        Anyone else been here?

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                          rrems Nov 27, 2010 07:55 AM

                          I've been there a number of times and never been disappointed. If it fits your budget, which I think it should, it may be the best option. Definitely great value for the price. The food is wonderful, the seating is very comfortable and it's not too loud.

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