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Save me from my mother

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My mother wants to take me to lunch to celebrate my recent academic promotion. Where? The Princeton Club. Honestly, I'd rather eat a hot dog on the street. I'm being dramatic for effect and don't mean to sound ungrateful. I'm lucky to have a mom who wants to do something lovely for me, but I get out so infrequently (I have little kids), that great food AND atmosphere really matter. So, where to suggest instead? Here are the places she has taken me to over the last few years: The Oak Room, The Knickerbocker, The Water Club, The Century, The Players Club--you see what I mean. Maybe some newer classic New York restaurants? A little less stuffy. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Union Square Café
    Babbo
    Tocqueville
    Balthazar

    Or Momofuku Ssam Bar if you want to shock her ;)

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    1. The Mark
      Toqueville
      Riverpark

      1. Keens?

        Minetta Tavern!

          1. can you explain whats wrong with Princeton club

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            1. re: princeofpork3

              It's not a place I would choose to go to (I've been there several times for family events). The food is not exactly memorable. Plus, I'm looking for a more upbeat celebratory atmosphere.