Bday Dinner Reco in Chelsea/West Village
We are celebrating my sisters 34th birthday this coming weekend and will be in the Chelsea/West Village area. Any restaurant suggestions? I am thinking $$. I have already looked into L'Atrusi and Montmartre as options, but wanted to find something that might be a little less expensive but delicious. I am looking more at restaurants that have seafood (oysters/clams/fish) and type of cuisine I am looking towards french, italian, american. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!
Jeffrey's Grocery fresh seafood (same restaurant group as Montmartre);
Could also look into: Rosemary's, Rafele, Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen, The Marrow, Otto, Little Owl
All the [very good] suggestions here seem to be about the same price range as L'artusi and Montmartre. You just can't get 'cheap' oysters/clams/fish. Nor should you want to; quality suffers.
If you need to go down a tier, you'll have to go towards red sauce pasta places, ethnic, Chinatown.
Did you ever check out any of the options in your first chowhound post last year?
i like the Bar Pitti idea: i'd order this:
-- two of their excellent soups or a salad to share to start
-- split a pasta,maybe linguine w/ clams or the lobster pasta if they have it
-- split the grilled spigola -- a delicious whole fish
-- share a dessert
that makes a thoroughly yummy seafood-focused bday meal and bizarrely economical for NYC...and, tell the waiter it's your sister's bday...