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Hello! I need a restaurant to take a date this Saturday night. When we've gone out before we normally skip appetizers and just do entrees, a bottle of wine and maybe a dessert. I'd be willing to spend about $100 with tip (little more is fine but not much). One of us doesn't eat fish and the other doesn't eat meat but will eat fish (somewhat of an odd pair!).

For location it can be anywhere on the UWS or UES (although UWS is preferable).

I found Kefi online but I saw reviews both on this site and others where people said it's not romantic because the lights and such are so bright and the tables are cramped. Has anyone gone to Kefi and can give me their view on this?

Does anyone have any other ideas?

THANK YOU!!!

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Kefi
505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

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  1. Check out the Tangled Vine or Recipe on the UWS or Uva on the UES. Great date spots & great food/wine.

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    Uva
    1486 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021

    Recipe
    452 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

    Tangled Vine
    434 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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    1. re: inadrealvl

      Recipe would be an excellent spot; while small it does not feel cramped, and it has very good meat and fish options.

      1. re: inadrealvl

        Tangled vine seems to be more of a wine bar and less of a restaurant. I want somewhere where we can have dinner as opposed to smaller plates/wine bar food.

        Recipe is intriguing though. Does anyone know what the pricing/quality is like of their Wine List?

        Uva could work for UES but I'd prefer Upper west I think.

        any other ideas?

      2. Kefi is bright, cramped and loud. I like the food when it's not oversalted, but it's not really a romantic place. I have to say that tables at Recipe seem to me very close together, too, but the dark lighting and environment is much more romantic.

        You might also look into Salumeria Rosi (again, some seats are close together), Spiga or at Ouest, a booth in the front room or a table in one of the two balcony areas.

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        Ouest
        2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

        Kefi
        505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

        Spiga
        200 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024

        Salumeria Rosi
        283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023