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May 8, 2011 09:01 AM

recommendations for 10th anniversary dinner

We'll be in Manhattan for our anniversary. Ironically I grew up on the UWS but have been living on the other coast for 20 years. As such I have really no notion of where to go these days (and what might still be around).

So - looking for a place that doesn't have to be uber expensive or stuffy, but is a special experience. I do recall a place in the Village that I went to - probably 25 years ago? - that was in an older historic building that felt like you were dining in colonial times? VERY lovely - but I surely cannot recall the name.

Any and all recommendations are welcome.


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  1. You're probably thinking of One if By Land, Two if By Sea.

    In terms of your anniversary, it'll be easier to make a recommendation if you can tell us
    - how much you want to spend per person, before tax, tip, and drinks/wine -- $100 per person? More? Less?
    - when your anniversary is, as the types of restaurants you'll most likely be interested in book 3-4 weeks in advance
    - any preferred cuisines (American, Italian, French, other?) or foods that you guys love as well as foods to avoid/allergies

    One If By Land, Two If By Sea
    17 Barrow St., New York, NY 10014

    4 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      probably no more than $100/pp

      We do enjoy pretty much all cuisines (save for Thai and Indian)

      And we are looking at the first weekend in June

      1. re: Theo

        Just to confirm, this is $100 per person before tax, tip, wine, drinks?

        Is there a cuisine you LIKE more than the others?

        What would you prefer atmosphere/decor wise? Do you want something with decor more like OIBL?

        (You haven't really given that much to go on.)

        1. re: kathryn

          we do NOT want a raucous restaurant. Truly anything with a good range - steak for me, salmon for my wife, and we are not big drinkers so it would be at most a glass of wine per person. Decor would be preferable

          1. re: Theo

            these do not have the atmosphere of OIBLTIBS, but for truely special food and service, try one of these:
            - Marea (Italian, seafood oriented)
            - Croton (Creative French-American)
            - Esca (Italian seafood oriented)

            402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

            239 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

            240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019