$400 gift certificate- where would you dine?
Based on the recent discussion of Family Dinners in Chinatown, I would gather up my closest friends and family and get the Ultimate menu offered at one of the better restaurants.
If you have ever been invited to a Chinese Wedding Reception, you'll know exactly what I mean, and why the recommendation.
Restaurant Daniel or Per Se or Le Bernadin.
Or as one person wrote, split it: Esca and Locanda Verde.
Or 8 visits to Bubbe's.
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$400 wouldn't get you dinner for one at Masa (if you were to do the omakase, that is...)
That said, I'd put Babbo high on the list as well. Also Eleven Madison Park, Del Posto, and WD-50.
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