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post #31 of 427
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I enjoyed your book more than The Prince.

Nonetheless, The Prince is about 1,000,000 times better.
post #32 of 427
Wear whatever is more comfortabke and more you. You'll be presentable either way and the wait staff will treat you the same regardless.

Personally if the dinner is just a culinary adventure, I'd go in a blazer, no tie and have fun. If the dinner is a more formal occassion like a business event, personal milestone event, I'd go with the suit.
post #33 of 427
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Originally Posted by andyw View Post
Wear whatever is more comfortabke and more you. You'll be presentable either way and the wait staff will treat you the same regardless.

Personally if the dinner is just a culinary adventure, I'd go in a blazer, no tie and have fun. If the dinner is a more formal occassion like a business event, personal milestone event, I'd go with the suit.

Thank you! Sometimes these threads where someone asks what to wear to an event get under my skin. Wear what you are comfortable in, for God sake, just respect the situation. Your first instinct is probably right. Go with it. Don't do what someone else would do. I think people on this forum often worry too much about the details of how they are dressed and miss out on all the other aspects of the occasion - in this case one of the best dining experiences you are likely to have.
post #34 of 427
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Originally Posted by NakedYoga View Post
You should try Dorsia instead. I hear, though, that it's pretty difficult to get a reservation.

That was pretty funny.
post #35 of 427
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Originally Posted by nmprisons View Post
Per Se is no Alinea, but it is fabulous

My wife and I had Valentine's Day dinner at Alinea a couple of years ago; best 'nice' meal I've ever had.
post #36 of 427
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My wife and I had Valentine's Day dinner at Alinea a couple of years ago; best 'nice' meal I've ever had.

post #37 of 427
I would wear a suit to Per Se. I have had several business associates eat there with the expense account and they tend to always wear a suit. When in doubt, go conservative. Unless of course you have something to prove and want to be a rogue blazer wearer.

Edit: I agree with the comment below.... ball the fuc# out.
post #38 of 427
Come on.

This is StyleForum, it's New York City, and you're going to one of the finest restaurants in this city. A blazer and slacks is certainly acceptable, but ball the fuck out and wear a suit. I would wear my favorite suit and show that evening who's boss.
post #39 of 427
Blazer or suit if you can look like you didn't just come out of an office wearing that.
post #40 of 427
I don't know how many on this forum know the NYC haute cuisine world, but you'll find many of the owners to be pretty laid back and possessing a fairly open mind on dress. Without disrespecting their rooms, there's a fairly wide latitude on what is accepted as appropriate dress. Those that frequent these places know what I mean, those that don't should feel relaxed in dressing sophisticatedly and in knowing that you won't be judged as a rube if you don't have a suit and tie on. After all, you are about to spend 3 large per settuing and the kitchen and staff will want to wow you. Bon appetit!
post #41 of 427
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Nonetheless, The Prince is about 1,000,000 times better.

1,000,000?


- B
post #42 of 427
I think they would appreciate it at Per Se if you showed up in a chef's tunic, with your name embroidered on it, and a toque.

Also, bring your own cutlery and wine glasses.

- B
post #43 of 427
I'm surprised no one suggested the Amazing Blazer Suit (TM).
post #44 of 427
Save the blazer and slacks for Chicago

j/k
post #45 of 427
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I think they would appreciate it at Per Se if you showed up in a chef's tunic, with your name embroidered on it, and a toque.

Also, bring your own cutlery and wine glasses.

- B

I could do that!
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