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Romantic Restaurant Close to The Plaza Hotel

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theitgirl Apr 28, 2014 07:16 PM

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. Phil Ogelos RE: theitgirl Apr 28, 2014 07:26 PM

    Rouge Tomate, Marea, or Nougatine.

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      Spiritchaser RE: Phil Ogelos Apr 29, 2014 09:08 AM

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

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      SeekingBeauty RE: theitgirl Apr 28, 2014 07:28 PM

      +1 Rouge Tomate

      1. ipsedixit RE: theitgirl Apr 28, 2014 07:29 PM

        Vitae

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          Phil Ogelos RE: ipsedixit Apr 29, 2014 08:06 AM

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

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            ipsedixit RE: Phil Ogelos Apr 29, 2014 08:16 AM

            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.

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              Phil Ogelos RE: ipsedixit Apr 29, 2014 08:23 AM

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

              +1 for La Grenouille.

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                ipsedixit RE: Phil Ogelos Apr 29, 2014 08:27 AM

                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. Monica RE: theitgirl Apr 29, 2014 08:20 AM

          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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            ipsedixit RE: Monica Apr 29, 2014 08:24 AM

            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.

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              ellenost RE: ipsedixit Apr 29, 2014 08:40 AM

              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".

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                Spiritchaser RE: ellenost Apr 29, 2014 09:05 AM

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

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              City Kid RE: Monica May 6, 2014 08:33 AM

              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. Spiritchaser RE: theitgirl Apr 29, 2014 09:07 AM

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

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                theitgirl RE: theitgirl Apr 29, 2014 09:17 AM

                Thank you all but I have called to all of the restaurants you've suggested to make reservations for tomorrow at 7pm obviously they are all booked. I should of mentioned that on my post ,my bad sorry

                Can you please suggest other options?

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                  Spiritchaser RE: theitgirl Apr 29, 2014 09:19 AM

                  The Modern Dining Room is showing a 6:30 and then an 8:00. Would 6:30 be too early? It's just a 30 min difference.

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                    Spiritchaser RE: theitgirl Apr 29, 2014 09:21 AM

                    It may be too far for you to walk in heels but you could do Picholine. Just had a fantastic dinner Sunday evening.

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                      ellenost RE: Spiritchaser Apr 29, 2014 09:32 AM

                      Glad to hear about Picholine. Need to schedule another dinner there soon (probably will need to wait until June since my "dance card" is booked for the next month with: Jungsik, Louro, Ko, Ma Peche, The NoMad,and my Momofuku Toronto vacation).

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                      Monica RE: theitgirl Apr 29, 2014 09:28 AM

                      As Spiritchaser said, Picholine is underrated and looks like they have 7 o'clock table. I'd book a table there if I were you.

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                      dyrewolf RE: theitgirl Apr 29, 2014 09:40 AM

                      Also not right by the Plaza but not a bad cab ride away is Tocqueville. They have a 7PM as well.

                      1. PHREDDY RE: theitgirl Apr 29, 2014 10:51 AM

                        Le Bernadin...

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                          theitgirl RE: PHREDDY May 6, 2014 06:46 AM

                          We ended up gping to Rouge Tomato it was very nice and interesting we did the wine pairing. I must say I was very impressed. The decor, the service and the food was incredible.

                          Thanks for the recommendation. I will repeat.

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