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May 29, 2013 08:10 AM

I know NY'ers have answered this question before....

but please recommend a moderately priced, nice spot for dinner + reliably good food for visitors from Houston. Not a Per Se or Daniel type dinner, but comfortable, not too casual and good food.

Next Friday 6/7/13 we're coming to town and plan to take friends to dinner. I've been trying to snag a reservation somewhere, but everything I know about is booked. BTW, we really like mediterranean food but our favorite spot is booked.


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  1. What is your favorite spot? That would help us suggest similar restaurants.

    1. How many people?

      Are you willing to eat early or eat late? Or wait for a table?

      What's your price range, just for food? "Moderately priced" can be interpreted a number of different ways. $50pp? $40pp?

      Where have you tried already?

      1. Sorry.
        There will be 4 of us.

        We are fine with $10-15 appetizers and $25-30 entrees.

        We need to eat at about 7 or 7:30 because our friends are coming from work and will take the train back home after dinner.

        the med restaurant that we like is Taboon, which I found through Chowhound. We also have enjoyed Balthazar and a couple of little Italian places (whose names I can't recall).

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        1. re: houstonhound

          For middle eastern food :
          380 Columbus Ave. New York, NY 10024

          For Mediterranean food :

          1481 York Avenue
          New York, NY

          128 E 7th St
          New York, NY 10009
          (212) 473-0220

        2. Corny as it sounds, one place is the only revolving rooftop restaurant in the city...on top of the Marriott Marquis. Nice view and local amenities, as well. I've been there twice and the food WAS pretty good. Another place i've been to recently was the Brasserie on 53rd.

          1. If you move quick you can get a table for 4 at Balaboosta for that date at 6:45. (on opentable)

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