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Recommendation wanted: UWS, "not too edgy," not too expensive

Hello all,

Looking for a restaurant recommendation on the Upper West Side (or close-by) for 5-person family dinner (including an 89 year old!). Nothing "too edgy", preferably in the Italian/French/American genre. For a price point, Dovetail is a bit expensive.

Many thanks!

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  1. Telepan?

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    Telepan
    72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

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    1. re: uniqueusername

      You read my mind! I was gonna say Telepan. OK, what number am I thinking of?

      www.shrinkinthekitchen.com

      1. re: uniqueusername

        Thanks! Telepan is a smidgen on the expensive side, but well-suited for this kind of meal.

        Welcoming other thoughts as well!

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        Telepan
        72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

        1. re: sdmarcus

          Bar Boulud or PJ Clarke's (cost factor).

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          Bar Boulud
          1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

      2. Might also consider Ouest

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        Ouest
        2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

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        1. re: strangemd

          Second Ouest.

          Gennaro is also good.

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          Ouest
          2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

        2. Celeste? Very cozy little Italian place, consistently great food, but quite popular and it doesn't take reservations. I usually go early-ish (pre-7pm) and don't have a problem being seated.

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          1. re: Stella_Blue

            I love Celeste but I wouldn't take my 89 yr old grand ma there. It's really cramped and noisy and sometimes you just don't know about the wait. No rezzies make it an issue too.

          2. Bistro Cassis.

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            Bistro Cassis
            225 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

            1. Tame price points (though not cheap), 89 year old suitable (but not boring) and pretty good Italian

              Scaletta
              Spiga

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              Spiga
              200 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024

              Scaletta
              50 West 77th St., New York, NY 10024