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Oct 10, 2011 02:01 PM

Please Suggest Restaurants Where Each table out of Ear Dropping Distance

And maybe reasonably good food. Most restuarants are so cramped it feels like we are dining together with the next table.

Daniel is a good example of good table spacing. Do you know a place that's like that with a easier price tag?


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  1. I dont; really agree with you that tables at Daniel are not that widely spaced, especially those on the upper perimeter which are quite close to each other.

    At SHO Shaun Hergatt, there are some free-standing tables that are well-spaced. Those along the banquettes, not so much. The cuisine is superb (it was just raised from one to two Michelin stars), and prices are substantially lower than at Daniel. Currently, the basic dinner menu is a 5-course prix-fixe for $85. There is also a tasting menu, but I'm not sure of the cost.

    SHO Shaun Hergatt photos, including shots of the dining room: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...


    SHO Shaun Hergatt
    40 Broad St, New York, NY 10004

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    1. re: RGR

      I just remember I sat somewhere that's quite spacious. Guess you have to be specific even in the ones that has better tables. Thanks for the info!

    2. What kind of price tag are you looking for?

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          1. re: kathryn

            I would pay more for perfect environment! LOL
            not including tips and wine I think

            1. re: cluelessny

              Do you like Japanese food? Kyo Ya always seems very spacious and serene to me.

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

              1. re: kathryn

                love jap food.. let me see if they can make me table that I want!

      1. Cnsider Toqueville. Good spacing, mostly, very good food, but I cannot say whether or not it will be within your budget.

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        1. re: therealdoctorlew

          I love Tocqueville's elegant dining room. There are several tables along each side that are well-spaced. However, two-tops at the corner banquettes and at the couches in the middle of the room are very close together. That problem disappears if there are four people dining together as the two tables are joined, thus making for well-spaced seating.

          Photos of Tocqueville's dining room can be seen in this set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...


        2. All right, maybe I don't really have a price tag, but somewhere would not evoke people not really into culinary experience think "spoiled brat"

          1. Henry's on Broadway and 105 has nicely spaced tables and pretty good food. And they don't play music (except on special occasions) so the noise level doesn't get too high.

            2745 Broadway, New York, NY 10025