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I love food and have a good palate. for the two nights dining alone want good restaurant that is lively within a mile radius of the hotel. I know the choices are endless, so the parameters can be Italian Greek Spanish or good old american.

The other three nights entertainiong on a medium budget so restaurants need to fit the parameter.

colleague is a heathen food wise but loves steak and simpler foods. Italian also works. Must be a place that a food enthusiant like me can also enjoy.

Thanks for any help,


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  1. What do you consider a medium budget, including tax, tip and beverages?

    1. gutsofsteel is correct to ask for more specifics re "medium" budget. However, since drinking habits can differ radically, I think it's more helpful for you to give us your per person budget for food *only*, keeping in mind that you will have to add on beverages, a nearly 9% tax, and a 20% tip.


      1. For my self personally I am okay with any budget, For my colleague and I , i would say food only $60.

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        1. re: jeff j

          $60 each or total for the both of you?

        2. 60 per person food only for colleague and I. My single dining experience I am more flexible

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          1. re: jeff j

            Tip is 20%, tax is 8.5%, beverages are.....it depends.

          2. I am born and breed new yorker. I am aware of the prices, /i lived in LA for years and now in Vegas. I WILL NOT ne shocked by the prices and will adjust accordingly.


            1. You mention steak, so I'll throw out that you're going to be right by keen's steakhouse. It's a great old steakhouse with a great history (I believe the oldest in Manhattan?), and they have some unusual cuts of meat to appeal to the foodie in you. It will be out of the budget mentioned upthread, but if you can swing it it is highly recommended.