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hungrygale Mar 1, 2011 04:08 PM

Taking a group of girlfriends to NYC for the weekend. I want memorable meals, but nothing too over the top (ala Le Bernardin).

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

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    H Manning Mar 1, 2011 04:54 PM

    Assuming this isn't your first visit to NYC, which restaurants have you enjoyed in the past?

    Here are some recommendations for memorable meals at a lower price point than Le Bernardin:

    Jean Georges (lunch)
    Picholine (lunch)
    Lincoln (brunch)
    Marea (lunch)
    Babbo
    Aldea
    Lupa
    Casa Mono
    Osteria Morini
    Maialino
    Modern Bar Room
    Ma Peche
    Momofuku Ssam Bar

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    Lupa
    170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

    Babbo
    110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

    Casa Mono
    52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

    Momofuku Ssam Bar
    207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Jean Georges
    1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

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

    Picholine
    35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

    Marea
    240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

    Maialino
    2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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

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      hungrygale Mar 1, 2011 05:09 PM

      Not a first trip. We are from Boston so make it down from time to time. Have done Babbo and Jean Georges...what's your take on Spotted Pig?

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      Babbo
      110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

      Spotted Pig
      314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

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        H Manning Mar 1, 2011 05:34 PM

        Spotted Pig is great. Also look into The Breslin and John Dory, which are also April Bloomfield restaurants. None of them take reservations, unfortunately.

        You might also like Minetta Tavern.

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        Spotted Pig
        314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

        The Breslin
        20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

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          kathryn Mar 1, 2011 07:46 PM

          The John Dory takes reservations if you are staying at the Ace Hotel. The Breslin takes reservations if you are doing one of the special group dinners (suckling pig or lamb feast).

          Minetta Tavern is great but non-VIPs usually get shuttled into very early or very late dinner reservations.

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          Minetta Tavern
          113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

          The Breslin
          20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

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      kathryn Mar 1, 2011 07:56 PM

      How many people will you be? How much do you want to pay per person before tax, tip, and wine/drinks? Any preferred cuisines? Like ones you can't get easily at home?

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        yebo Mar 2, 2011 04:07 AM

        Do you care about rservations vs waiting?

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