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Romantic Restaurant Close to The Plaza Hotel

Looking for a romantic restaurant close to The Plaza Hotel in Midtown

Type of Food:
Italian, Japanese, steak, seafood

We want a romantic restaurant with a romantic feel and .... Not too loud, tables not too close together, candlelight, you get the idea.

Budget ... Hmmmm.... Somewhere around $150-200 per person.

Thank you

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  1. Rouge Tomate, Marea, or Nougatine.

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    1. re: Phil Ogelos

      Jean George would work but Nougatine, IMO, isn't romantic at all

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Vitae is fine, ipse, but 13 blocks away from the Plaza -not close, as the OP asked for.

          1. re: Phil Ogelos

            I guess it's just a failing of mine.

            I have no problems walking from, say, Bryant Park or even Union Sq to CPS or even the Met.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              ... and you do that in the heels you'd wear to a romantic dinner?

              +1 for La Grenouille.

              1. re: Phil Ogelos

                Well, if I was in heels I wouldn't walk further than the entrance of the hotel before asking the doorman to hail a cab.

        2. If you don't mind the walk, how about Le Grenouille. It fits your needs though it's classic French.

          Does Betony get loud?

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          1. re: Monica

            The din at Betony during lunch can be quite lively. It's an enjoyable vibe for a business lunch. The upstairs area might be nice for a romantic dinner, however.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              The downstairs back area at Betony is lovely at dinner too. The OP would need to request to be seated not near the bar area which is very "lively".

              1. re: ellenost

                Downstairs back area of Betony is exactly what I was thinking.

            2. re: Monica

              I love La Grenouille and would choose it in a heartbeat, but the tables are pretty closely spaced and that might be a negative for the OP. Ah, just saw he ended up at Rouge Tomate. Not my favorite but glad it was a hit.

            3. The dining room at The Modern, a two top along the window looking out on to the sculpture garden.