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Best Tasting Menu under $125

Dan269605 Apr 10, 2013 01:13 PM

$125 pp for food, not counting drinks. Anywhere in Manhattan, open to most foods...

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    JC2 RE: Dan269605 Apr 10, 2013 01:56 PM

    I think that Annisa's tasting menu is under $125. And it is great.

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      lexismore RE: Dan269605 Apr 10, 2013 02:00 PM

      Momofuku Ko and Annisa both come to mind

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        djquinnc RE: lexismore Apr 12, 2013 08:54 AM

        Can't say enough about Annisa. I have done the five and the seven course tasting menus. In my opinion, less is more. The entree and dessert courses are significantly larger than traditional tasting portions. With the five, I felt perfectly stated. With the seven, I felt decidedly uncomfortable. And a very good deal at the price point, either way.

        Ko is amazing. But I think it is $125 on the dot.

      2. ellenost RE: Dan269605 Apr 10, 2013 04:51 PM

        The Kappō at Ma Peche is $95 per person. Counter seating and only 8 guests per night at 7:30.

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          JC2 RE: ellenost Apr 11, 2013 02:01 PM

          Have you tried it? It looks fabulous.

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            ellenost RE: JC2 Apr 11, 2013 02:21 PM

            Yes, I've had it twice, and I loved it both times. There have been some reports by others on this board of their own very good experiences.

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              thegforceny RE: JC2 Apr 11, 2013 02:21 PM

              Recent thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/894068

          2. Ziggy41 RE: Dan269605 Apr 10, 2013 06:30 PM

            Aska in Williamsburg is $110. At the very least it will be a memorable meal
            Jungsik although at $155 is a special one. You will get about 16 courses there

            I realize both suggestions don't answer the question but something to keep in mind perhaps

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              foodwhisperer RE: Dan269605 Apr 10, 2013 08:01 PM


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                deepfry7 RE: Dan269605 Apr 10, 2013 09:05 PM

                From Time Out NY from Dec 2012. Solid list.


                1. sgordon RE: Dan269605 Apr 10, 2013 09:53 PM

                  My top picks right now at that price would be:

                  Ko: $125
                  Aquavit: $125
                  Kyo Ya: $90 (nine course) / $120 (ten course)
                  Recette: $75 (5 course) / $100 (7 course) / $125 (10 course, second Monday of the month only, all brand new off-menu creations)

                  Aska (not in Manhattan, but worth mentioning): $75 (7 courses, Sunday - Thursday) / $110 (10 courses, Fri & Sat only)

                  Also worth considering:

                  WD-50: $90 "From The Vault" menu
                  Babbo: $90 - "Traditional" Tasting Menu
                  Esca: $75
                  Public: $50 "Sunday Supper" (5 courses)
                  Morimoto: $120

                  There are also some amazing lunch tasting deals, if daytime dining is an option:

                  Bouley: $55 (5 courses, and you get to pick your dishes! So that's 10 dishes to taste if you're dining with a partner...)
                  Del Posto: $75

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                    pammi RE: Dan269605 Apr 11, 2013 05:51 AM

                    the Modern ( dining room) at the MOMA. divine food,beautiful location and excellent service..and we'll within your price range

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                      sgordon RE: pammi Apr 11, 2013 06:14 AM

                      The tasting menu at The Modern is $155.

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                      foodwhisperer RE: Dan269605 Apr 11, 2013 10:39 AM

                      All Good Things now has a new tasting menu with limited seating, downstairs for under $125

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                        chowing kat RE: Dan269605 Apr 11, 2013 07:07 PM

                        If I remember, the lunch tasting menu at Le Bernadin was around $75...

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                          thegforceny RE: chowing kat Apr 11, 2013 07:11 PM

                          No need to remember, it's online and looks amazing: $72


                        2. ellenost RE: Dan269605 Apr 11, 2013 07:33 PM

                          If you're interested in lunch tasting menus, Bouley has a 5 course tasting menu with multiple options for $55.

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