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Need Dinner for 2 Valentine's Day rec's

Any location (downtown pref'd), any price any cuisine (Greek, American or Italian pref'd). What's important is that the food is great and nice ambience. Sexy or rustic. Something special. Does not have to be over the top - somewhere when you leave you say 'that was so great'

Any rec's would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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  1. If you book quickly, you can still get prime time reservations for Valentine's Day at:

    Convivio
    SHO Shaun Hergatt
    Ai Fiori
    Millesime
    Oceana
    Vandaag
    BLT Steak
    Cafe Boulud
    Colicchio and Sons
    Quality Meats
    Cercle Rouge
    The Harrison
    Jane
    La Mangeoire
    La Petite Maison

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

    Quality Meats
    57 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

    BLT Steak
    106 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022

    La Mangeoire
    1008 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10022

    Cercle Rouge
    241 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013

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

    Convivio
    45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

    SHO Shaun Hergatt
    40 Broad St, New York, NY 10004

    Vandaag
    103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Millesime
    92 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

    Ai Fiori
    400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

    La Petite Maison
    13 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

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    1. re: H Manning

      Thanks! Looking for something special. Jane is good but average, Harrison too. Haven't heard of all so will look into them.

      1. re: BLover33

        Gotcha - I wasn't sure of your budget, so I listed them roughly according to price point.

          1. re: BLover33

            I'm not sure of your age and general tastes, but my top picks would probably be:

            1. Ai Fiori - I think the food is amazing, but the atmosphere is typical of a hotel restaurant and might lack that special Valentine's Day ambiance

            2. Convivio - I've always loved the Southern Italian menu, and the room is quite nice

            3. SHO Shaun Hergatt - for French/Asian, a bit fussy, but quite good. Like Ai Fiori, it's a Setai hotel restaurant.

            4. Cafe Boulud - lots of Chowhound fans, some dishes are very good, the crowd tends to be mature and very UES/Euro in the evenings

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

            Convivio
            45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

            SHO Shaun Hergatt
            40 Broad St, New York, NY 10004

            Ai Fiori
            400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

    2. Apizz is frequently recommended here for good food + romantic ambiance, and my impression is that it's both sexy and rustic, but unfortunately I haven't eaten there myself. Hopefully someone else will chime in and agree/disagree.

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      Apizz
      217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

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      1. re: sheio

        Apizz is one of my favorites and the best suggestion so far IMO BUT we have been there a few times. Looking for something different. All others....Supper, Frankies all great food but not the exact vibe I am looking for. Something like Apizz but a place we have not been to.

        Thank you all.

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        Apizz
        217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

      2. Frankie's Spuntino on Clinton (and in Brooklyn) is taking Valentine Reservations.

        1. What about Supper? It kind of fits both the sexy and rustic vibe and the food is always very good, in my opinion. Not sure if they're doing anything special for Valentine's.

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          1. re: loratliff

            Supper is very very small, but warm and yummy. They don't usually take reservations, so I don't know. Frankie's doesn't either, but they are making an exception for V. day.

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