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Down to 3 UES restaurants for dinner date - which is best?

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deena123 Mar 17, 2011 02:40 PM

Looking for romantic and UES:
1. Vero Uptown
2. Vespa (ideally sit outside)
3. Balon

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Vespa
1625 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

Balon
245 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028

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    sheio Mar 17, 2011 05:26 PM

    Unfortunately I haven't tried any of your 3, but for romantic UES I would go with Sfoglia, Spigolo, and Uva (in that order, all Italian). All three are generally highly recommended for food and for ambiance.

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    Spigolo
    1561 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

    Sfoglia
    1402 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

    Uva
    1486 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021

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      msny98 Mar 18, 2011 10:02 AM

      Vero gets a big nix, Vespa is OK, Sfoglia and Spigolo are in fact quite good. Uva is a great place to find a future date... Sojourn on 79th is a great wine bar with food that is surpringly good and a dining room that is really romantic but not over the top.

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      Spigolo
      1561 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

      Sfoglia
      1402 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

      Uva
      1486 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021

      Vespa
      1625 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

      Vero
      1004 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022

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        gutsofsteel Mar 18, 2011 02:27 PM

        Sojourn is a great suggestion,

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        Sojourn
        244 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021

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        kim e Mar 18, 2011 12:23 PM

        I haven't been, but my boss (who is a foodie and has excellent taste) really liked Erminia. She said it was very romantic.

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        Erminia
        250 East 83rd Street, New York, NY 10020

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          UES Mayor Mar 19, 2011 06:39 AM

          Is this a first date? Is budget an issue?

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