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sabergin Apr 4, 2011 05:21 PM

Hey everyone, My girlfriend and I are going to NYC for 3 days and want to have one memorable night out as far as eating goes. We are both casual and trendy in personality and in dress... I can't decide between Locanda Verda, Maialino, Scarpetta, or Blossom. We are both vegetarians so we most likely will only be getting one course and a couple of cocktails if we were to eat at LV, Maialino, or Scarpetta.

We live in upstate NY, where fine dining is a far cry from our small pizza stops and traditional bar fair. Help a fellow foodie out for some recommendations.

Thanks!

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Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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    H Manning RE: sabergin Apr 4, 2011 05:24 PM

    The vegetarian menu at Scarpetta is really good and you'll have quite a few options.

    I'm not vegetarian, but I think Candle 79 is much better than Blossom.

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    Blossom
    187 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    Candle 79
    154 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021

    Scarpetta
    355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

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      sabergin RE: H Manning Apr 4, 2011 05:37 PM

      Awesome suggestion, I think Candle 79 just moved to the top of the list as of right mow... Menu, Atmosphere, and food all look amazing.

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      Candle 79
      154 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021

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      kathryn RE: sabergin Apr 4, 2011 05:56 PM

      I wouldn't call Maialino trendy really. Re: trendiness, I'd say it's a toss up between Locanda Verde and Scarpetta. Maybe a slight edge to LV.

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      Scarpetta
      355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

      Locanda Verde
      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

      Maialino
      2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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        gutsofsteel RE: sabergin Apr 4, 2011 06:00 PM

        I highly recommend Maialino or Scarpetta. Plenty to choose from for vegetarians. Please don't go to Blossom or Candle 79. Neither is a particularly good or serious restaurant. There is nothing about either of them that is "amazing" at all. Whereas Maialino and Scarpetta are both quite good. I like Locanda Verde, but not nearly as much as Maialino or Scarpetta.

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        Candle 79
        154 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021

        Scarpetta
        355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

        Locanda Verde
        377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

        Maialino
        2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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