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Delicious dining deals (pre-theater, weekday lunch, happy hour, etc.) at upscale places?

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Am going to NYC next week sort of last minute and wondering what the best upscale dining deals in Manhattan (or Brooklyn) are. I'm talking pre-theater menus, weekday lunch specials, happy hour food specials, or anything of the sort that would be a good way to sample an upscale/expensive restaurant without having to pay the normal places. Something along the lines of the $20 lunch at Estiatorio Milos in Vegas, the lickity-split lunch menu at Restaurant Eve near DC or the great pre-theater prix fixe meals at Tosca and Marcels in DC (where I live).
Much thanks!

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  1. The lunchtime deal at Del Posto is an exceptional value, but be sure to get reservations. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was elegant and the service was great. I was also very pleased with lunch at Perry Street, where I added on a few supplemental items, but the cost was negligible and the meal was excellent. Still...Del Posto gets my vote for most bang for your buck!

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    Del Posto
    85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    Perry Street
    176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

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    1. re: sarahe1

      had a wonderful prix fixe lunch at Gotham bar and grill.
      Tocqueville also has a great deal at lunch. The food was good but at 1p.m. the restayrant was almost deserted.
      nougatine is another good choice

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      Tocqueville
      1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

      Gotham Bar and Grill
      12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

      Nougatine
      1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023