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Marissap Sep 7, 2011 08:18 PM

Looking for a nice romantic restaurant in Greenwich Village for a Sunday night....any kind of food nothing specific as long as it's good. I'm mostly looking for something with a very romantic atmosphere, intimate. Any kind of price range is fine.....I don't mind paying extra for nice service and atmosphere. Any suggestions??

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    kathryn RE: Marissap Sep 7, 2011 09:02 PM

    Annisa?
    http://www.annisarestaurant.com/

    See previously:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/767597
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/705352

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    Annisa
    13 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014

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      RGR RE: Marissap Sep 8, 2011 12:35 AM

      La Ripaille is a small, charming, intimate French bistro with good food. The low lighting enhances the romantic ambiance though it did play havoc with some of my photos.

      La Ripaille photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

      http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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      La Ripaille
      605 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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        thegforceny RE: Marissap Sep 8, 2011 08:18 AM

        Mas (farmhouse)
        Recette

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        Mas (Farmhouse)
        39 Downing St, New York, NY 10014

        Recette
        328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

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          RGR RE: thegforceny Sep 8, 2011 08:27 AM

          Although i found the food at Recette to be delicious, I would not choose it for an anniversary celebration. The noise level is quite high, and if you are unlucky enough to be seated at one of the tables in the middle of the room, they are very tightly spaced, and chairs are subject to being bumped by service personnel.

          http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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          Recette
          328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

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            nmprisons RE: thegforceny Sep 8, 2011 08:40 AM

            There is nothing romantic about Recette. Cramped, casual, loud.

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            Recette
            328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

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              RGR RE: nmprisons Sep 8, 2011 10:45 AM

              I thought I didn't have much company in finding the noise level at Recette uncomfortably high (Mr. R. being more forgiving). So, it's nice to know that someone else whose opinions I value highly agrees with me. :)

              http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.

          2. sgordon RE: Marissap Sep 8, 2011 12:47 PM

            Blue Hill would be my instinctive choice within the Village for romantic / intimate. Mas (Farmhouse) was another good call.

            If you're willing to go a little further West, Del Posto is excellent, service and atmosphere are lovely. To the East, Kyo Ya can be positively transporting, especially if you order the kaiseki menu. There's a small private room in back, though it might only be for groups of four to six. Doesn't hurt to call them and ask, if the menu interests you.

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            Blue Hill
            75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

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

            Mas (Farmhouse)
            39 Downing St, New York, NY 10014

            Kyo Ya
            94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

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              nmprisons RE: sgordon Sep 8, 2011 01:18 PM

              Blue Hill would also be my choice in the neighborhood.

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              Blue Hill
              75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

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                RGR RE: nmprisons Sep 8, 2011 03:05 PM

                We had dinner once at Blue Hill NYC many years ago. We had temperature issues with the food, seating along the banquettes is extremely tight, and there was nothing about the ambiance that felt romantic to me.

                http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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                Blue Hill
                75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

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                  nmprisons RE: RGR Sep 8, 2011 03:19 PM

                  I think that is a fair assessment of the place, honestly. For me, it is a cozy place to spend an evening, but "cozy" is the neighbor of "cramped" and I admit it approaches that line. When we go, we always request a table in the front alcove (i.e. the closest area to the street) as it is a bit quieter and less squished.

                  I have eaten there maybe 10 times or so. Some meals have been only good, while some have been very good. What I think is romantic about the place is that, when my fiance and I go, we can transport ourselves out of the city for a moment. It brings back wonderful memories from our past. Perhaps those who regularly escape the island or haven't spent time in the rural parts of our country don't enjoy those moments, but for us, they are quite nice.

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                  Blue Hill
                  75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

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                    RGR RE: nmprisons Sep 8, 2011 03:48 PM

                    We were there on a Sunday afternoon right after attending a matinee in a theater nearby, so our reservation was for 5:30. We were seated in the front room and were given the table in the far corner of the banquette. Luckily, the table immediately to my left remained vacant the entire time; otherwise, the person sitting next to me would have been, as the expression goes, practically in my lap. .

                    The bigger turn-off was the temperature problem. We had to send our main course ducks back because they were just barely tepid. We had trouble flagging someone down to attend to the problem, which was really annoying. And even when the plates were brought back, the ducks still weren't hot enough. At that point, we just went ahead and ate them. Though we were comped an extra dessert, the disruption and incorrect temperature colored the whole meal in a negative way. While I eventually became willing to give BHNYC another try, Mr. R. has remained adamant in his refusal.

                    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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                      nmprisons RE: RGR Sep 8, 2011 04:00 PM

                      Well that kind of first visit would surely dampen my excitement about returning to a place as well! Sounds like you and the Blue Hills just don't get along (I searched your blog for the BHSB story, but couldn't find it). At least we agree on most other restaurants.

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                      Blue Hill
                      75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

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              lewinters RE: Marissap Sep 8, 2011 12:53 PM

              One if by Land?

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

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                City Kid RE: lewinters Sep 8, 2011 02:26 PM

                OIBL - not romantic, to me anyway...I was there a few times a couple of years ago and the food was awful, though the service may have been worse.

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