HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Birthday DInner; annisa vs. recette???

2ljsilman Mar 4, 2014 03:02 PM

Which one do you suggest? And, why?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. a
    AubWah RE: 2ljsilman Mar 4, 2014 03:15 PM

    Got to say Annisa. Where else are you going to try foie gras soup dumplings?

    1. a
      alepenazzi RE: 2ljsilman Mar 4, 2014 06:04 PM

      Annisa, fancier, more classy, in my opinion food is marginally better but the big difference is the room itself. At recette you will be dining shoulder to shoulder with the other customers, at Annisa you will have space and nobody will bother you during your dinner.

      That being said I'm a big fan of Recette starters...

      As a couple I wouldn't think twice and go to annisa, as a group of friends I'd choose recette.

      1. r
        rrems RE: 2ljsilman Mar 4, 2014 08:44 PM

        I love both, but for an occasion I would definitely say Annisa.

        1. d
          dyrewolf RE: 2ljsilman Mar 5, 2014 10:56 AM

          Was just at Annisa on Sat night. Lovely room, great food (5 course tasting menu)... all around special night. (and it was a 3rd date... warned her that it was not the standard she should expect going forward)

          4 Replies
          1. re: dyrewolf
            AubWah RE: dyrewolf Mar 6, 2014 09:21 AM

            5 course tasting menu at Annisa on a 3rd date...take it easy

            1. re: AubWah
              dyrewolf RE: AubWah Mar 6, 2014 10:46 AM

              I had the rez before even meeting the girl.... was wondering who I'd take... and yes the bar has to be reset... we are having dinner at some local dive this Saturday

              1. re: dyrewolf
                AubWah RE: dyrewolf Mar 6, 2014 02:56 PM

                who were you planning to take when you made the rez?

                1. re: AubWah
                  dyrewolf RE: AubWah Mar 6, 2014 05:21 PM

                  Well, whoever was around and seemed a worthy companion... fortunately the eventual companion was/is worthy...

          2. c
            Cpalms RE: 2ljsilman Mar 6, 2014 10:05 AM

            as the others have said Annisa in a heartbeat over Recette...2nd choice, given that situation, would be Piora IMO...

            Show Hidden Posts