Affordable fine dining in Manhattan.
My friend and I are going to New York in October, and we are looking for a really great place to eat a nice dinner around $60 a person. I'd prefer a three course meal for around that price, and we're definitely open for prix fixed menus. I just want a memorable place with AMAZING food. Any suggestions?
Why not do lunch? Assuming your $60 includes tax, tip, and drink, it is going to be really hard to have "AMAZING food" at a "fine dining" restaurant "in Manhattan" for that price. At lunch, you could do Jean Georges and have a great experience.
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023
Are you willing to do a prix fixe lunch?
I don't think you'll get NYT four star, excellent, blow you out of the water good, fine dining at that price but you can get some excellent meals ordering a la carte. Usually when people write 'fine dining' they mean places like Jean Georges, Daniel, The Modern, Le Bernardin, Per Se, etc.
Some prix fixe options:
- Public's Sunday supper is only $50pp.
- Marc Forgione has a similar Sunday supper deal, I think $39 for three courses.
- Torrisi has a nightly $50pp prix fixe but it's not really fine dining
210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013
Torrisi Italian Specialties
250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
La Grenouille has a three-course pre-theater menu for $60.
3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
We just had a really wonderful dinner at Tocqueville - you might check out that menu. They offer a $55 "greenmarket" three-course prix-fixe, or you could possibly stay under $60 (before tip and tax) if you ordered carefully from the regular menu and split a dessert. They also do a $44 pre-theatre 3-course menu.
1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003