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If you had to rank these in order of meals and service

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For dinners as I know you can get a good lunch out of some of these places. Which would you also suggest suiting up for vs. button down and slacks.

Del Posto
Babbo
Marea
Picholine
Lincoln
Daniel
Colicchio And Sons
Craft
WD50
Aureole
Jean Georges
ABC Kitchen
Le Grenouille
Gramercy Tavern
Torrisi
Annissa

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  1. My personal tops from that list:

    Top of the list:
    Babbo (just the best dang Italian restaurant in the city. A NYC gem if there ever was one.)
    Torrisi (exciting & fun, very unique)
    WD-50 (iffier now that they're tasting menu only)
    Craft
    Lincoln
    Del Posto (Caveat: I'd go to their cheaper sister Babbo in a second before them, even were the prices the same.)
    Marea (caveat: antipasti and pastas, yes. Secondi a bit disappointing.)

    Middle:
    Gramercy Tavern / C&S - I'll lump them together since I have about the same opinion on both: solid standbys, though it's been awhile since I've had anything that really got me excited at either. In both cases, I prefer the food in the more casual (and cheaper) front rooms to the main dining rooms.
    ABC Kitchen: more exciting for brunch / lunch, I find. Not a BAD choice for dinner, though, by any means.
    Picholine: haven't been in awhile, but never had a bad meal there.

    Meh:
    Daniel (a bit too stuffy for my taste, also I find the service a bit snooty)
    Annisa (was just kind of underwhelmed, though I'd go back to give them another chance)
    Aureole (just not terribly exciting anymore... solid, if a bit dated.)
    La Grenouille (for that price I expect a lot more creativity, not just well-executed warhorses.)