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Anyone have suggestions for tasting menus that don't involve huge time commitments and tons of food? My wife and I are light eaters and just can't hang with marathon meals.

We loved the old menu at Torrisi - seven small dishes paced briskly over the course of like 90 minutes. Anything comparable out there?

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  1. What's your budget before wine/tip/tax?
    Are you open to sushi omakase?

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    1. re: Ttrockwood

      Sorry for belated reply - ideally $75pp or less for food. Thanks!

    2. Well, if you count prix fixe menus as "tasting menus" then you should check out the Restaurant Week offerings in a couple of weeks.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Yes, I was going to recommend prix fixe menus as well. Not all of RW's are great, but there are still a few good ones like Maialino.

      2. I haven't been there since the new chef took over but Degustation's tasting menu was comprised of smallish portions.

        1. Try Contra. I have been there for opening week. $65 four courses.
          http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style...

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          1. re: nomadmanhattan

            I thought it was $55 for five courses.

            1. re: loratliff

              Just checked back on my own review, http://www.yelp.com/biz/contra-new-yo... you are right :)

              Sorry I confused it with the other night they had a special dinner with special guest, Owen Clark from Gwynnet St. It was $66 for six course.

            2. re: nomadmanhattan

              Yep, thanks, I think Contra's the best I've found for our appetite/budget.

              1. re: JeffOverley

                Greenwich Grill ( it's more of a prix fixe)
                En Japanese Brasserie

                1. re: foodwhisperer

                  Both look really interesting, thank you.