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Downtown upscale dinner, not too noisy!

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MWmancini Apr 30, 2013 08:01 AM

My husband and I eloped & are introducing our families over a Friday night dinner. His family's local, mine are flying in from LA. They're all in their 70s and fairly knowledgeable about good food (no blue-hair specials here), but they need to be able to HEAR each other. Ideally somewhere in Tribeca, Soho, Noho, Greenwich Village. No cuisine off limits, although nothing too terribly adventurous. Thanks for any leads!

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    bifpocaroba Apr 30, 2013 08:04 AM

    You can't go wrong here.

    http://landmarc-restaurant.com/about.php

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      kathryn Apr 30, 2013 08:49 AM

      How many people? Six? Eight?

      What's your budget, per person, before tax, tip, wine/drinks?

      How soon are you planning this dinner?

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      1. re: kathryn
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        MWmancini Apr 30, 2013 08:54 AM

        Approx 6 people (possibly 8).
        Would love entrees $30 or under.
        Dinner is mid-May.

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          kathryn Apr 30, 2013 09:17 AM

          Hmm, so the 17th for 8 people? Or the 10th? this makes quite a bit of different...

          Some places can only accomodate 6 people max and not 8. Or they only take reservations for 8 over the phone and not on OpenTable.

          And you'll looking only about 2-3 weeks out, so a lot of restaurants will have only the 5pm and 10pm times left. What is the earliest you are willing to dine? What is the latest you are wiling to dine?

          I would confirm headcount and make a reservation ASAP.

          I would look at North End Grill (maybe will push the budget), Perilla, Blue Smoke, Scarpetta (a little pricier), Tocquville (also a little pricier), Hearth, Union Square Cafe... all if you can actually get in, of course.

          1. re: kathryn
            ttoommyy Apr 30, 2013 10:22 AM

            "I would look at North End Grill (maybe will push the budget), Perilla, Blue Smoke, Scarpetta (a little pricier), Tocquville (also a little pricier), Hearth, Union Square Cafe... all if you can actually get in, of course."

            My first thoughts were Union Square and Tocqueville as well. I think Blue Smoke might be a little too noisy.

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        macdog Apr 30, 2013 08:57 AM

        This is a nice spot.

        http://www.peasantnyc.com/menu.htm

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          JC2 Apr 30, 2013 10:25 AM

          What about Marc Forgione? I don't think it is too loud.

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