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Festive Dinner - Anywhere in Manhattan - Christmasy!

ashulman Dec 10, 2010 06:53 AM

I'm looking for a very festive, decorated and warm restaurant to go to dinner.

We are open to location in Manhattan. We really just want something to get us in the Christmas spirit (think fireplace, electric trains, etc).

We are both vegetarian so a place with some veggie options would be best (Italian, Asian, etc typically works well).

Nothing crazy expensive - just a nice night out.


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    charmedgirl Dec 10, 2010 09:00 AM

    Upstairs at Friend of a Farmer has a fireplace and is beautifully decorated for Christmas.

    Friend of a Farmer
    77 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: charmedgirl
      kathryn Dec 10, 2010 09:48 AM

      The food is not that great at Friend of a Farmer though.

      Take a look at Balthazar and see if there's enough veggie friendly dishes for you -- it's gorgeous right now. If not, just get drinks or dessert there.

      Friend of a Farmer
      77 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

      1. re: kathryn
        charmedgirl Dec 13, 2010 06:30 PM

        That's too bad. I've only eaten there the once, about 3 weeks ago, which was when I saw the decorations. My meal was perfectly fine, such that I certainly wouldn't warn someone away from the place. I also ordered a dinner salad and the soup of the day though, so I guess that didn't create much opportunity to judge.

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      Nancy S. Dec 10, 2010 09:29 AM

      Gramercy Tavern is decorated in a festive manner.

      Gramercy Tavern
      42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

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      1. re: Nancy S.
        ashulman Dec 10, 2010 10:20 AM

        Thanks - that's a lil too expensive though...

        1. re: ashulman
          rrems Dec 10, 2010 06:04 PM

          Why don't you state your exact budget?

          1. re: ashulman
            Nancy S. Dec 14, 2010 05:15 AM

            You could eat in the front room of Gramercy Tavern, which is still festive but less expensive.

            Gramercy Tavern
            42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

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          AYSConsulting Dec 14, 2010 05:51 AM

          Rolf's German Restaurant is the most Christmasy place I've ever seen in my life. The food is lackluster at best, but it looks like Santa Clause vomited Christams decorations all over.

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