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Recommendation for husbands birthday - we are foodies but i am pregnant

I have been wanting to go to eleven madison park, but i'm not sure it's the best place to go when pregnant. I don't want us to be too limited when we go there. We would go anywhere in manhattan or brooklyn, looking for a foodie experience that is also pregnancy safe and also not a waste to go to when pregnant. Any thoughts?

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  1. So anywhere but EMP? Good, that narrows it down to about 12,999 options.

    Come on, we need more details to help you out!

    Day of week?
    How far into the future will this be? (hot reservations go fast)
    Tell us what you want to pay - is that before tax tip and any drinks for DH?
    Sushi is out, but any other cuisines you don't like/like?
    Something casual, formal, loud, clubby, romantic?

    For BK, post on outerboroughs board.

    1. Every pregnant woman I've known has chosen different dietary restrictions while pregnant. It might be helpful to state exactly which ones you are following.

      That said, ANY fine dining restaurant should be able to work around your dietary restrictions if given advance notice.

      See also:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/831245

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      1. re: kathryn

        Thanks so much for this thread.

      2. You guys are foodies and you are pregnant? so what?

        Can you tell me why EMP is not the best place to go when you are pregnant?

        Do they serve food that induce morning sickness? Do they force you to drink alcohol while pregnant? I don't get it.
        Actually, i think restaurant like EMP is a perfect place when you are pregnant because you are feeding three people at price of two people. lol

        1. Ok sorry everyone. . I don't want to go somewhere where it's a waste to go because we would be missing out on the best stuff - thinking because of restrictions, it might be worth it to wait till after for some restaurants. I am not able to eat raw fish, white fishes, or tuna, eggs that are not fully cooked, or any meats that are not cooked fully all the way through - I also have to stay away from soft cheeses and charcuterie. Looking to spend around 125 - 150 a person. Looking for something romantic but not sleepy. Looking for april 21 which is a saturday. thanks so much for any advice.

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          1. re: jillyp

            Went to EMP with pregnant wife and they didn't skimp at all. They made pregger friendly versions of all of the raw amuses and adjusted all of the main dishes to her needs without any problem. Email them beforehand and you won't be sorry!

            1. re: doubledoc

              oh great to hear! thanks. OK i'm going to try for that.

          2. EMP would be my perfect meal if I were preg! And if you let them know in advance they will surely go above and beyond to ensure your comfort.

            I go often and stick to a vegetarian menu and it is sublime....

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            11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010