Searchging for my next " WOW, that was amazing dinner". What would you suggest?
Any neighborhood or price is fine, but reservations are a must. Wow includes not only the food but the whole experience, atmosphere, service etc.
Here is a list of already been too: Per Se, Jean Georges, Bouley, Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Mad., WD-50, Gordon Ramsey, Babbo, Marea, Alto, Scarpetta, both Blue Hills, Tocqueville, Veritas, Le Bernardin, Momofuku Ko, Picholine, Dovetail, Aureole...
On my radar is Anissa, Daniel, Mas, Del Posto..any suggestions, guidance, experiences that will help me decide. Thank you so much.
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Since you've already dined at some of my favorite restaurants (EMP, Bouley, Ko, Per Se, Gordon Ramsay), I think you might enjoy Michael White's newest restaurant: Ai Fiori in The Setai Hotel on Fifth Avenue and West 37th St. I tried it two weeks ago and had a delicious meal with excellent service.
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I strongly recommend Cafe Boulud, one of our favorites. Chef Gavin Kaysen is cooking some of the best food in the city these days, and we've recently had two sublime dinners.there. The wine list is excellent, service is cordial and polished, and the decor is lovely.
Cafe Boulud photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157626251539228/
I'm surprised no one has suggested La Grenouille yet. I just returned from my first visit to NYC, and loved the experience! Very elegant, service was superb, food was delicious, especially the chocolate souffle. Reservations needed.
Of course, I only know this one fine restaurant, but I certainly would recommend it.
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For your radar list, I loved Anissa and Daniel. I had an underwhelming experience at Del Posto, although this was shortly after they opened and I understand they have worked out some of the kinks since then.
One experience I would recommend that really impressed me was the Degustation full tasting menu. It's relatively affordable compared to some other similar tasting menus, and the service and attentiveness is fantastic. My only gripe with the space is they are so small they sometimes have trouble honoring reservation times and you may be made to wait even if you have a reservation.
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Speaking of wow,
Wow, your list is pretty complete.
I don't know that there are many top places left where you haven't been. Compose is the newest one, and Corton has been getting many good reviews of late.
I would definitely recommend 15 East, and my most recent thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775009
talks about how it can suit both the sushi lover and the non-fan.
For something that really is different as well, I also recommend Kajitsu: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/758283
Japanese vegetable-only cuisine
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Kajitsu, perfect for a dinner with my veg. best friend. I'll have to file that one away. She had the Vegetarian Kaiseki when I took her to Sugiyama and loved it. I have been to 15 East, I just didn't bother to list the Japanese places I'd been.
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I had a WOW experience at the Modern Bar Room. I have not been to the Dining Room but I have seen a lot of positive reviews. I had an excellent dinner at Daniel in all respects (food, service, atmosphere). Degustation is a good choice, but I don't think it compares with the Modern or Daniel.
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Thanks so very much for all the suggestion. I think I've narrowed it down a bit. I'm putting Annisa and Corton at the top of my list. I am being taken out for a birthday dinner and unlike my usual circumstance cost is not a factor so I want to take the opportunity to go somewhere that might be more challenging on my normal budget. I still am looking though so I appreciate all the input
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