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Birthday - Romantic downtown il Buco or Perilla

NYEatenAtty Oct 25, 2012 07:17 AM

Hi All,

I am looking for a cozy, intimate place for a birthday dinner for 2. I want good to great food, and the opportunity to have good conversation (i.e. not too loud).

As of now, I have a table at il Buco, but was thinking of switching to Perilla.

I have been to il Buco many times (including 2 nights ago) so know what I am getting, and it would be perfect. I have never been to Perilla. Is it cozy/intimate? Romantic? Any recs on the food?

Thoughts are greatly appreciated.


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    NYEatenAtty RE: NYEatenAtty Oct 25, 2012 07:20 AM

    Or any other suggestions?

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      Sneakeater RE: NYEatenAtty Oct 25, 2012 07:56 AM

      Perilla is not nearly as cozy/intimate as Il Buco.

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        City Kid RE: Sneakeater Oct 25, 2012 08:41 AM

        Agree. Love Il Buco for a romantic dinner! I also like Perilla but it doesn't quite fit the bill for your purpose.

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          NYEatenAtty RE: City Kid Oct 25, 2012 08:55 AM

          Already decided on il Buco - can't go wrong.

          Anyone want an 800 res for 2 at Perilla tonght (10.25)?

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