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Please Suggest Restaurants Where Each table out of Ear Dropping Distance

cluelessny Oct 10, 2011 02:01 PM

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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    ukitali Oct 13, 2011 08:22 AM

    The tables at Maialino are pretty well spaced apart and you can definitely have a nice meal under $200.

    2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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      plf515 Oct 13, 2011 03:12 AM

      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

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        cluelessny Oct 12, 2011 06:05 PM

        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"

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          therealdoctorlew Oct 10, 2011 05:35 PM

          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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            RGR Oct 10, 2011 07:16 PM

            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@N03/sets/72157627680335651/


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            kathryn Oct 10, 2011 05:07 PM

            What kind of price tag are you looking for?

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              cluelessny Oct 10, 2011 05:12 PM

              Under 200 for 2?

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                kathryn Oct 10, 2011 05:13 PM

                So $100pp before tax, tip, wine?

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                  cluelessny Oct 10, 2011 05:26 PM

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

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                    kathryn Oct 10, 2011 05:41 PM

                    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

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                      cluelessny Oct 10, 2011 06:11 PM

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

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              RGR Oct 10, 2011 05:00 PM

              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
                cluelessny Oct 10, 2011 05:23 PM

                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!

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