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Jul 7, 2012 06:51 AM

Dinner on Saturday evening


We are a party of 4 adults (2 of them are elderly - 75+), looking to get a nice dinner. Expecting to spend $200-250 (including tips + tax, a glass of wine each). Apart from excellent food, we want the place to be a little roomy (i.e. no bar stools for the elders, no tables right next to one another, etc). We are not great beef/ pork eaters (so no steak houses), and most of us do not enjoy sushi. Neghborhood not a big constraint. We are ruling out no-reservation places, and need a spot tonight. Please feel free to suggest your favorite dishes.

Thank you for help. Any specific comments on Alfama?


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  1. The cost of the wine can vary substantially depending on exactly what wine you drink. And then there's doing the math to figure out how much of your budget to set aside for tax and tip which, frankly, I'm too lazy to do. So, it would be more helpful if you would provide your per person budget for food only.

    1. Food budget per person $32-35, excluding tax and tip. Thanks.

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      1. re: sidd

        Just to be clear, we are open to sharing appetizers and desserts

        1. re: sidd

          I would suggest Bistro Lamazou, on 3rd Av., b/t 25th & 26th Sts. The food's delicious, and prices should enable you to stay within your budget. When you reserve, request a table in the center of the room as those are more widely spaced than the ones along the banquettes.

          Bistro Lamazou Menu: