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Dinner Rec needed - alternative to Eleven Madison Park

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BLover33 Dec 16, 2011 10:44 AM

Looking for something very special for 2 for Monday night. Prefer small and intimate place with fire place and great food but open to all just something great. Any type of cuisine would work and price.

Thanks in advance

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    gutsofsteel RE: BLover33 Dec 16, 2011 10:59 AM

    This is too broad a question. "Any type of cuisine and price" is too broad. What do you mean by "alternative to Eleven Madison Park" ? It is the opposite of small and intimate...

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      BLover33 RE: gutsofsteel Dec 16, 2011 11:10 AM

      Let's see...Italian, French, Meditteranean, American can work. Let's take out Asian influenced..Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, etc...
      Up to $200 per person with alcohol is fine.
      Something special. Eleven Mad is so great and memorable. It is broad, you're right but not sure of any other specifics. Something intimate, elegant could be a small or large place..
      Hope that helps.

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        RGR RE: BLover33 Dec 16, 2011 11:42 AM

        Since people's drinking habits differ, it would be easier to make approprite suggestions if you provide a per person budget for *food only*.

        http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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          nmprisons RE: RGR Dec 16, 2011 11:48 AM

          not to mention that, at "very special" places, $200/person is often the drinks budget.

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            BLover33 RE: RGR Dec 16, 2011 02:18 PM

            We are not big drinkers so at most 2 or 3 glasses of wine. Again, price is not an issue

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            gutsofsteel RE: BLover33 Dec 16, 2011 11:49 AM

            Formal or informal?

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              nmprisons RE: BLover33 Dec 16, 2011 11:53 AM

              So, the best restaurants on open table with availability monday night are, in my opinion:

              Tocqueville
              The Modern
              Picholine
              WD-50
              Jungsik (haven't been, but RGR, who is almost always right, says great things)
              SHO

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              WD-50
              50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

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

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

              Picholine
              35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

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

              Jung Sik
              2 Harrison St, New York, NY 10013

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                RGR RE: nmprisons Dec 16, 2011 12:20 PM

                I'm flattered that you think I'm "almost always right." lol

                Haven't been to WD-50, but I would certainly recommend all of the others though, perhaps, Jung Sik might not be a good choice for BLover since Korean was among the cuisine no-nos.

                http://thewizardofroz,wordpress.com

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