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  • DMG13 Feb 7, 2012 10:08 AM
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Need two recommendations, please: a neighborhood restaurant within five miles of midtown for a very foodie dinner on a Monday night. Would spend up to $200 for couple - food type can be anything, just so that its memorable. Thanks!

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  1. 5 miles or 5 blocks? Do you prefer midtown east or west?

    9 Replies
    1. re: Monica

      Miles - good and unique (and open Monday) is more important then location. I'm staying on west side Thanks

      1. re: DMG13

        5 miles from Midtown is NJ, Brooklyn, Queens or Da Bronx!

        1. re: Motosport

          Geography not a strong suit - sorry - would like to stay in Manhattan

        2. re: DMG13

          This coming Monday the 13th? Or a different Monday?

          $100pp -- can you confirm that this is before tax, tip, and any alcohol?

          1. re: kathryn

            yes, monday 13th and yes $100pp for food alone Thanks

            1. re: DMG13

              If you can go a little over budget, Jean Georges has availability for 2 on 2/13 at 8:15pm on OpenTable right now. The prix fixe there is $108pp but note that this does not include dessert. Ask to get one of the alcove tables so you can sit in a little semi-private nook, side by side.

              The Modern also has availability for your date on OpenTable right now at 5:30pm or 9pm. Their four course prix fixe includes dessert and is $98pp.

              I also see availability for Monkey Bar and Ai Fiori ($89 four course prix fixe). I've not been to either but they have gotten some good reviews here. Do a search either interests you.

              There may be more options, but those are the ones that jumped out at me when searching OpenTable for 2 on 2/13 for 7pm in Midtown West and Midtown East.

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

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

              Monkey Bar
              60 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022

              Ai Fiori
              400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

          2. re: DMG13

            The usual suspect would be the Modern dining room. They have $98 four course prix fixe.
            People here seems to like La Silhouette but I just checked their menu and I don't see anything too interesting.

            1. re: Monica

              I second The Modern Dining Room. Wonderful food, gracious service, lovely setting, seems to fit the bill.

              1. re: Monica

                Monica,

                While you may not find La Silhouette's menu "too interesting," it is just the kind of cuisine that we adore. Our first dinner there so bowled us over with its deliciousness that it made my list of "Most Memorable Meals of 2011." And our second dinner there was not exactly too shabby either. The style of French cuisine is more traditional than The Modern Dining Room's, but imo, each in its own way is wonderful.

                http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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                La Silhouette
                362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

          3. Jean Georges, The Modern, and Ai Fiori are good suggestions. Also consider:

            Picholine - 4 courses for $95

            Lincoln - 5 courses for $85

            Marea - 4 courses for $97

            La Grenouille - 3 courses for $98

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

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

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

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

            Marea
            240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

            Lincoln
            142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

            Ai Fiori
            400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

            1. Nougatine @ Jean George's!!

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              Nougatine
              1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023