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Pick one!

I'm in town for one dinner, with a friend, next week--I am feeling eclectic in my choices, but they all look good. Jungsik might be a little too stuffy (the dining room looks like that, but maybe I am wrong), Back Forty West maybe a little too lowdown. Which would you pick and why?

NoMad
Acme
Fatty 'Cue
Jungsik
Empellon Cocina
Kyo Ya
Back Forty West

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  1. Your choice will be somewhat determined by where you can get a reservation.

    e.g. The NoMad; ACME. Kyo Ya will prove challenging. I love The NoMad; ACME right now.

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    1. re: thegforceny

      You're right about NoMad. Sadly, I was looking at Open Table, was shocked to see lots of availability, and then realized I had picked the wrong Nomad. Oh well. Anyway, there are still other options.

      1. re: travelmad478

        If you really want to try NoMad you should also try calling them.

    2. i'll make it harder by adding more choices:

      -- 15 East
      -- Scarpetta
      -- Osteria Morini
      -- St Anselm
      -- Tertulia

      1. Of your picks, i would try either Kyo ya or Jungsik. ( Jung Sik isn't really stuffy, just ignore the stuffy people that might be there.

        Of Simon;s more difficult picks I would choose 15 East and Osteria Morini.

        Or maybe try picking from this list:
        EMP
        Blue Ribbon
        Brushstroke
        Al Fiori
        Keen's
        Kajitsu

            1. re: travelmad478

              I've had my best meals at Jungsik. Here's the link to my report: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/815513

          1. OK, thanks all. I am booked at Jungsik, which had wide-open availability, to my surprise. I might still give NoMad a call just to see if they have anything, but OpenTable is saying that they have nothing within 2.5 hours of my requested time (and I am not a person that can sit down to dinner at 10 PM!)