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NYEatenAtty Jan 10, 2013 11:57 AM

Hi all!

I need some help quickly!! I am looking for a place for dinner this Saturday evening where my parents will be meeting my girlfriend for the first time! We are mid-30s, so not two kids with the folks!

I am looking for the following:

-Downtown preferred - W Village, Village, SoHo, Un Sq, NoLiTa, NoHo, etc...
-relaxed atmosphere, quiet enough where my mother with poor hearing will be able to hear conversation, nice ambiance, nothing lux (i.e. no del posto)
- good food - a high priority, any cuisine is ok, but prefer italian, american, seafood, french ok.
- price not too much of a concern - I don't want to go overboard, but since none of us drink but my father, it shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Any suggestions?

I'd love to do ABC Kitchen, but no tables (of course). Blue Hill - same. I'd do il Buco, but went there with all 3 of them separately in the past month. Would do Babbo, but quality slipped and took g/f there last week. Anything else?



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    H Manning RE: NYEatenAtty Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM

    Union Square Cafe
    Allison Eighteen

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      NYEatenAtty RE: NYEatenAtty Jan 10, 2013 12:13 PM

      Also, I was thinking Perilla - I've never been, but have meant to go a number of times. Any thoughts on whether it sounds like it fits?

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        H Manning RE: NYEatenAtty Jan 10, 2013 12:26 PM

        I like Perilla though the small dining room isn't quiet at all when full.

        You might consider The Marrow which just opened and is owned by the same chef. The food is just as good and the noise level is moderate especially if you are dining early in the evening.

      2. loratliff RE: NYEatenAtty Jan 10, 2013 01:13 PM


        1. ttoommyy RE: NYEatenAtty Jan 10, 2013 01:14 PM

          Union Square Cafe. I think it would be perfect and hits all of your criteria. Good luck!

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            Simon RE: NYEatenAtty Jan 10, 2013 03:24 PM

            Rouge et Blanc

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              arepo RE: NYEatenAtty Jan 10, 2013 05:13 PM

              If you can consider coming up to the theater district Vice Versa sounds like the perfect place for you parents.

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