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Can you suggest a nice restaurant in the upper moderate range in lower Manhattan where it is not extremely difficult to get a reservation? We are inviting someone who lives in financial district to dinner.

Thank you,

hmabram

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  1. What does upper moderate mean to you? Please give a dollar amount for food only (before tax, tip) per person.

    Any cuisine preferences? How many of you are there? When will the meal take place?

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    1. re: Cheeryvisage

      There will be 3 of us about 8:00 pm on a Saturday evening. I was thinking of up to about $60 per person. I'm open to any kind of cuisine.
      Thank you,
      hmabram

      1. re: hmabram

        I'm not sure how far away your dinner is, but you may have to be a bit more flexible with the dining time if it's less than 28-30 days from today. Some possibilities:

        Caffe Falai
        Perilla
        Recette
        Rubirosa
        Lotus of Siam
        Peasant

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        Perilla
        9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

        Caffe Falai
        265 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

        Peasant
        194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

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

        Lotus of Siam
        24 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003

        Rubirosa
        235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

        1. re: Cheeryvisage

          Would be helpful not only to know how far in advance you are planning, but also whether your $60 pp is food cost only or includes drinks, tax, tip per person.

          Other possibilities:
          Public (more likely to get availability sooner)
          Marc Forgione (much more difficult recently, need a few weeks advance)
          Tamarind Tribeca (Indian)
          La Mar Cebicheria (Peruvian)
          Perilla is an excellent option as well

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          Perilla
          9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

          Public
          210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

          Marc Forgione
          134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

          Tamarind
          99 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

          La Mar
          11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010

        2. re: hmabram

          Next Saturday? A few Saturdays from now? Some restaurants book up 3-4 weeks in advance, so knowing the actual date will help.

          1. re: kathryn

            Saturday, Dec. 10. Most of the restaurants I tried are already booked for the time I need for this time.
            Thank you,
            hmabram

      2. Thank you all for your help! I was finally able to get a reservation at Peasant, and I am looking forward to it.
        hmabram