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Nice Restaurants with Whole or Half Booths?

sarasmith Feb 26, 2014 11:08 AM


Can anyone think of nice restaurants with whole or half booths for 4 people? Only because it's more comfortable during a longer meal.

I.e the Gramercy Tavern has half booths, but that would be a little too pricey. As nice but less pricey or one level down is fine. I also prefer the whole booths.

Looking to dine on fish and/or salad. American, French or Italian.

Thank you!

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  1. Monica RE: sarasmith Feb 26, 2014 11:13 AM


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      thegforceny RE: Monica Feb 26, 2014 05:38 PM

      Yes. Lincoln booths are very spacious and sexy IMO

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      sharebear RE: sarasmith Feb 26, 2014 12:23 PM

      Hillstone is the first place that comes to mind - though it's not really that fancy. Butter NoHo has those half-circle booths, but they were a bit roomy when I sat in one with a party fo four. Not sure if Butter Midtown has the same thing.

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        coasts RE: sharebear Feb 27, 2014 04:11 AM

        Butter Noho is currently closed, but midtown has booths. not circular, though.

      2. ipsedixit RE: sarasmith Feb 26, 2014 12:31 PM

        McCormick & Schmicks

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          mc22 RE: sarasmith Feb 26, 2014 01:54 PM

          Commerce! They even have two person booths.

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            thegforceny RE: sarasmith Feb 26, 2014 05:37 PM

            Had lunch at Butter Midtown yesterday. Lovely, spacious booths and overall decor. Food v v good. Well-priced wine list. Service was a little off, but I think it was due to a newbie waiter not familiar with upscale Manhattan dining: "Hi my name is Nick and I'll be your server!!!"

            Ouest I think has nice booths too? Need input from other hounds on this.

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              Monica RE: thegforceny Feb 26, 2014 06:20 PM

              Whenever a wait person says that I always get an urge to say, hi my name is Monica and I will be your tipper.

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                coasts RE: thegforceny Feb 27, 2014 06:19 AM

                i think they're actually being trained to greet the table this way. i had the same thing said to me.

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                  Ziggy41 RE: thegforceny Feb 27, 2014 06:32 AM

                  Whenever I hear that I normally respond "And my name is Ziggy, and these are my friends Bob, Rachel, Shlomo, Ken, Ken's lovely wife Sarah with an H, Rex and his mistress, Paulina, Jo..."

                2. Ziggy41 RE: sarasmith Feb 27, 2014 05:07 AM


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