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So my wife and I are celebrating our anniversary. I currently have reservations at Le Bernadin, Soto, and Maialino. Any thoughts?

THANKS!!!

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Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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  1. They are such different restaurants...personally, I'd choose Maialino. Which cuisine most appeals to you? Do you want formal or more casual?

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    Maialino
    2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      I know. I am conflicted. I just want good food. The truth is, my wife doesn't eat meat other than chicken and fish. So, other than pasta, I'm not sure if Maialino would be the best option for her (although I cant wait to get there myself). We don't care whether it is formal or not. We just want great food and wine.

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      Maialino
      2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

      1. re: dhenry18

        Le Bernardin seems to be the obvious choice, given your preference for great food and wine.

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

        1. re: H Manning

          Will one leave Le Bernardin satisfied with the quantity of food? I know the quality is amazing, and I'm not looking to be stuffed, but will I have content?

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

          1. re: dhenry18

            The portions at Le Bernardin are pretty modest (for context, generally larger than Per Se, comparable to Jean Georges, but smaller that EMP).

            If you are ordering the tasting menu at Le Bernardin, you will be more than satisfied with the quantity of food. If you will be ordering the prix fixe, you could try some of the richer courses like the salmon with foie gras or turbot with wild mushroom and black truffle custard, and perhaps request the milk chocolate egg pre-dessert. Otherwise, the preparations are pretty light and you may leave feeling hungry if you are used to larger servings.

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            Per Se
            10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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

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

            1. re: H Manning

              I meant *tuna* with foie gras.

        2. re: dhenry18

          We've been to Maialino many times and have had fish there. Perfectly prepared and delicious. There's also chicken on the menu, which we've not had but I'm sure is excellent. Also. the vegetable sides are terrific. Plus, there's polenta. Of course, you'd have to check that they are not prepared with beef or veal stock. All these together with pasta options should give your wife plenty to choose from.

          Maialino photos (including fish): http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

          http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

          1. re: RGR

            thank you so much for commenting on the fish there.

      2. Despite its two Michelin stars, I guess chowhound isnt hot for Soto

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        1. re: dhenry18

          I'm not familiar with Soto. I did a search: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/740117

          http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

          1. re: dhenry18

            I have been to Soto and though the food was quite good, it just did not seem all that special. I have not felt a compulsion to return.