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foggybottom123 Nov 27, 2011 12:26 PM

I'm turning 40 on Tuesday and am taking the day off work to shop with my mom. I'd like to go to lunch some place very pretty with good food. Any ideas? Thanks in advance! (We'll be all over town so flexible on locale.)

  1. Cheeryvisage Nov 27, 2011 12:30 PM

    Tuesday? As in this coming Tuesday?

    What's your budget per person on food only (before tax and tip)? Any cuisine preferences?

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      foggybottom123 Nov 27, 2011 12:42 PM

      Yes. 11/29! Budge is flexible. . . Really any cuisine ok. . . I most want a pretty place.Thanks!

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        Cheeryvisage Nov 27, 2011 12:57 PM

        Okay, some possibilities:

        Bouley - http://flic.kr/p/a8uo6H I would pick this place to go with my own mom if it were me.
        Del Posto - http://flic.kr/p/a43wQ3
        Jean Georges - http://flic.kr/p/aw4j2p
        Tocqueville - http://flic.kr/p/aaBCor
        La Grenouille - http://flic.kr/p/7ZeM8o
        The Modern - http://flic.kr/p/ae11o6
        Eleven Madison Park - http://flic.kr/p/abgyFM Might be too late to get a reservation.
        Forcella - http://flic.kr/p/aE7ujE

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        Eleven Madison Park
        11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

        Jean Georges
        1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

        Tocqueville
        1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

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

        The Modern
        9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

        La Grenouille
        3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

        Bouley
        163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

        Forcella
        334 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

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          kathryn Nov 27, 2011 01:01 PM

          One of these things (Forcella -- a pizza joint) is not like the others (DP, Bouley, Tocqueville). I mean, it's really good, but much more casual than the others!

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            Cheeryvisage Nov 27, 2011 01:06 PM

            Yeah, Forcella is very casual, but I do like the room and think it's very pretty. :)

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            foggybottom123 Nov 28, 2011 09:46 AM

            Thank you!! I can't wait to pick one.

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            Spiritchaser Nov 27, 2011 12:58 PM

            It may be tough getting a rez on such short notice but try calling (don't always go by what Opentable shows): Eleven Madison Park (beautiful room and flower arrangements), Jean-George (not Nougatine), Toqueville (very classy and refined), The Dining Room at The Modern (looking out on to the sculpture garden - beautiful)

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            Eleven Madison Park
            11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

            Jean Georges
            1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

            Tocqueville
            1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

            The Modern
            9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

            Nougatine
            1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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              RGR Nov 27, 2011 01:31 PM

              When someone says "pretty room," I immediately think of La Grenouille. Had another delicious lunch there recently. Definitely a wonderful place to celebrate a special birthday.

              La Grenoulle photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157627985949885/

              Happy 40th!

              http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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              La Grenouille
              3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

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                foggybottom123 Nov 28, 2011 09:47 AM

                Thank you so much!

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                  gutsofsteel Nov 28, 2011 09:55 AM

                  Just bear in mind that La Grenouille is not casual, so depending on what you're wearing for shopping...

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                  La Grenouille
                  3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

          4. princeofpork Nov 28, 2011 11:12 AM

            Pretty room, lunch with mom, this just screams Bouley.

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            Bouley
            163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

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              ellenost Nov 28, 2011 12:53 PM

              I agree! Pretty room, lunch with mom, and delicious food and attentive service!

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