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nats79 Apr 11, 2013 09:32 PM

I'm sure this question has been asked so many times but are there any (new or old) recommendations for a suprise b'day dinner for two. To make it that much harder, one is a foodie and the other is a fussy, pescatarian.
Thanks in advance!

  1. sgordon Apr 14, 2013 09:33 AM

    Any good higher-end restaurant (besides, like, a steakhouse) is going to have options for a pescetarian. The only thing making the request hard is narrowing it down from the 1,000 options available.

    If it's mid-May you'll want to make a rez now, especially if it's a weekend.

    I'm not AS big a fan of Marea as some others - I like it, but found the secondi lacking.

    Other Italian options, at the higher end:
    Del Posto
    Lincoln
    Babbo (I don't find them loud, but some do...)
    Scarpetta

    Some non-Italian ideas:
    Aquavit
    Blue Hill
    The Modern
    Bouley
    The NoMad (can be on the louder side)

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      arepo Apr 13, 2013 02:56 PM

      Marea or Le Bernardin. Both fit the bill.
      But then you probably already knew that!
      :-)

      1. n
        nats79 Apr 12, 2013 10:14 PM

        Thanks re: Le Bernadin but we did that one. Was great!

        Kathryn, pescatarian eats no shellfish. Price not a problem. Looking for not too loud but buzzy and romantic. italian or Greek, I guess

        Mid-may.

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          ipsedixit Apr 13, 2013 12:18 AM

          Marea, or maybe Felidia.

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            rrems Apr 13, 2013 06:53 AM

            Oceana is my favorite seafood restaurant. The same people also own Molyvos, a Greek restaurant that I have not been to, but if it's on the level of Oceana should be great. Not sure if these would qualify as romantic, depends on your definition.

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            foodwhisperer Apr 12, 2013 09:46 PM

            Le Bernadin

            1. k
              kathryn Apr 12, 2013 06:17 AM

              Does the pescatarian eat shellfish and crustaceans?

              Can you describe a little more about their fussiness?

              When is this dinner?

              How much do you want to pay, per person, before tax, tip, and any wine/drinks?

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