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Romantic, Special Birthday Dinner (last year was Mas, this year?)

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rachelpink Nov 27, 2012 09:52 AM

I've been looking through thread after thread and I'm still undecided, so I thought I'd ask for help.

My boyfriend's birthday is the Sunday before Christmas. Instead of presents, he likes a nice dinner (nice for us= $200-250 total bill, including wine). Last year I took him to Mas Farmhouse. He loved it.

He really likes the Oyster Bar, he loved Mas and he's a big fan of Blue Ribbon Bakery. He also really likes great italian food. He doesn't have a super adventurous palate, (but he's getting braver all the time.)

He hates a place that's crowded and loud, no matter how good the food.

I'd love a geographic range from the Flat Iron to the West Village, but I can absolutely be swayed otherwise. We'll do drinks before and after.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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    Andypre Nov 27, 2012 06:10 PM

    Zio very good italian 19th street between 5th and 6th
    boqueria spanish 19th between 5h and 6th
    sen sushi 21st 5th avenue new sushi very good
    Abc kitchen

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      intrepid3591 Nov 27, 2012 12:37 PM

      piccola venezia astoria queens

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        alepenazzi Nov 27, 2012 11:11 AM

        +1 for tocqueville!

        1. Spiritchaser Nov 27, 2012 10:28 AM

          Based on a very recent visit I think you should check out A Voce (Madison location). We ate very well and had at least 4 glasses of wine, the food was outstanding, and we were around $150 (after tax before tip). Again, this isn't just catering to your budget, the food was really excellent.

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            MrGrumpy Nov 27, 2012 09:59 AM

            Craft
            Colicchio and Sons
            Ciano
            Mas La Grillade
            Tocqueville
            Alison Eighteen

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