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Aug 12, 2011 07:10 PM

restaurants w/ sleek modern minimal decor? 2011 edition


I origianally posted this question 4 years ago, but it's my mom's birthday once again, and I need to find a new aestheically pleasing restaurant:

It's my mom's birthday next week & I want to take her out for a birthday dinner. I would love some suggestions. She's a big fan of restaurants that have a sleek modern design (minimal and/or industrial a plus!). I want to say "style over substance" but it would help if the food was good too! Any cuisine will do except Indian,Thai or Japanese. She's a hip lady, but it doesn't have to be too "sceney" either. I'm also willing to splurge a bit.

FYI She's already been to the Modern at MoMa, Perry St, Public, The Wright, Morimoto, Delicatessen

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Would she be into something like WD-50?

    50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

    2 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      Is Wylie Dufrense's food still cool?

      1. re: Luna2372

        On a recent Sunday, the restaurant was fully booked.

    2. If your mom hasn't been to Aldea, the space was previously used for industrial purposes, and the decor is sleek modern.

      Photos of the space:

      A major plus: Chef George Mendes' Portuguese-inspired New American cuisine is superb.

      31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

      1. Corton is very sleek. All white and minimalist. Food is stylish and tasty too.

        239 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

        1. Lincoln

          142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023