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Special birthday lunch with my husband - 15 East or Nobu?

snp1224 Oct 22, 2013 06:11 PM

Which restaurant should my husband and I go to for my birthday lunch? 15 East or Nobu?
Thanks for any advice!

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    UES Mayor RE: snp1224 Oct 23, 2013 04:20 AM

    I am not a fan of either-try Ma Peche instead!

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      kathryn RE: UES Mayor Oct 23, 2013 05:46 AM

      Ma Peche, while very good, does not serve sushi. I think that's what the OP is looking for?

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      lexismore RE: snp1224 Oct 23, 2013 06:24 AM

      I'd say definitely 15 East, but only if you get a reservation at the bar with Masa.

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        Bkeats RE: snp1224 Oct 23, 2013 06:59 AM

        Depends on what you want. Sushi, then 15 East. If not sushi, despite the Nobu bashing that goes on, I have had many many good meals there. The key is knowing what to order. There are some duds on the menu, but I never get enough of the rock shrimp tempura in creamy spicy sauce. There are several dishes that originated at Nobu which are now copied and on menus all over the place. These are best sampled in the original form.

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          snp1224 RE: snp1224 Oct 23, 2013 08:17 AM

          Thanks for the help. We definitely wanted sushi. I was thinking Nobu because it might have more of a lunchtime scene. But a really amazing sushi lunch would definitely beat a 'scene' any day. :)

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            laurie0225 RE: snp1224 Oct 23, 2013 11:23 AM


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              lexismore RE: laurie0225 Oct 23, 2013 11:28 AM

              En Japanese Brasserie is good, but it's hardly where I would send someone for sushi...

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                laurie0225 RE: lexismore Oct 23, 2013 11:37 AM

                I was comparing it to the Nobu choice. It's similar in terms of vibe and food but better than Nobu imo.

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              thegforceny RE: snp1224 Oct 23, 2013 05:46 PM

              Sushi-wise Nobu is not even in the same league as 15 East. (nor is En)

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                snp1224 RE: thegforceny Oct 23, 2013 05:48 PM

                that is the confident answer I needed! Thanks :) Looking forward to trying it.

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