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toddzilla400 Jul 7, 2011 07:22 AM

Looking for a romantic restaurant for my girlfriend's birthday. We are staying on the west side near Broadway and 77th. Would like something in the neighborhood. Trying to keep it under $50 a plate but could deal with something a tad more expensive. The genre of the food is not really important but she is a photographer so has a thing about good lighting. Thats a must! I'm happy wth a decent wine list. Thanks or your help!

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  1. ChefJune RE: toddzilla400 Jul 7, 2011 09:37 AM

    We had a lovely dinner recently at Nice Matin (79th and Amsterdam). The food was excellent, and their wine list is aMAZing (and well priced). It would fit nicely into your budget.

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    Nice Matin
    201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

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      americanafan RE: ChefJune Jul 7, 2011 12:20 PM

      I've often found Nice Matin too noisy to be thought of as romantic. Telepan would definitely fit the bill, but the $59 four-course prix fixe menu would come in a bit high for your budget. Another largely under-the-radar possibility is Spiga, a lovely Italian restaurant on 84th between Amsterdam & Broadway (AmEx only).

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      Telepan
      72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

      Nice Matin
      201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

      Spiga
      200 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024

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        H Manning RE: americanafan Jul 8, 2011 11:45 AM

        Telepan and Nice Matin are great choices. I'd also recommend Salumeria Rosi. Maybe Fish Tag, though I haven't been there since the chef left.

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        Telepan
        72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

        Nice Matin
        201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

        Salumeria Rosi
        283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

        Fish Tag
        222 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

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        toddzilla400 RE: ChefJune Jul 7, 2011 01:17 PM

        Thanks Chef...I'll look into this place :)

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          toddzilla400 RE: ChefJune Jul 7, 2011 01:20 PM

          Thanks to you too Americana....I check out Telepan...but sans amex so looks like no Spiga

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          Spiga
          200 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024

        2. Spiritchaser RE: toddzilla400 Jul 7, 2011 03:57 PM

          Probably kill the budget but in that area Dovetail would be the place,great food, really nice space.

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          Dovetail
          103 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

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            toddzilla400 RE: Spiritchaser Jul 7, 2011 06:30 PM

            Thanks...I'll check it out.

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            Upperwestsider RE: toddzilla400 Jul 7, 2011 04:57 PM

            Agree with most all already posted (I'm in the minority on Telepan), but would suggest that you look into Ouest--if you order a la carte, you may be able to slip in under your budget, but the prix fixe menus are a steal. The circular booths are very cool. www.ouestny.com Please report back on what you decide to do and how it all works out.

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            Telepan
            72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

            Ouest
            2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

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              toddzilla400 RE: Upperwestsider Jul 7, 2011 06:33 PM

              Thanks...the trip isn't til next month but will update you then. :)

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                uwsister RE: Upperwestsider Jul 7, 2011 06:47 PM

                I also like the circular booths at Ouest. They used to participate on restaurant.com gift certificates, not sure if they still do? Food is more than decent, and I remember liking their desserts quite a bit (their pastry chef is/was someone pretty well-known, IRRC.)

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                msny98 RE: toddzilla400 Jul 8, 2011 05:28 AM

                When you say $50/plate do you mean before tax/tip? What about drinks.
                Ouest is nice thogh I have found the decor a little worn the last time I was there. I'd add 'cesca to the list at the price point. A bit cheaper but definitely nice decor and food that is pretty good is Tolani, a wine focused restaurant at Amsterdam and 80th, just 3 blocks from your hotel (The Avenue I guess)

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                Ouest
                2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

                Tolani
                410 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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