Originally Posted by mizanation
someday, you'll appreciate the finer and more expensive things that new york has to offer. but, i have to admit, in college it wouldn't haev really made any sense to me.
That's a really ignorant and condescending comment.
Regardless of the motive, the guy at least wants to try
and experience another form of sensuous beauty in life. Any dissuasion on account of his being unable to 'appreciate' it is really a crime against humanity. Perhaps some people
were too immatrue to appreciate fine dining while in college, but making it a generalization smacks of compensation.blackplatano
, I haven't been in the City for a year, but Rene Pujol
in Midtown and La Metairie
in (or near) Soho should fit the bill. Both are small, quiet, elegant, and French with real service and naturally quite fine food. IMMSMC, price should be in your range; stop by and look them over, menus should be posted in true NYC style. Bringing your own bottle is a good idea; the hard part is knowing what you'll be eating ahead of time. Usually I can get a wine that will add to the meal in the 35-50 range in NYC -- but if you're not up on wine, ask what they would suggest with your meal, gesturing toward something on the wine list in the price range you're interested in. Common request with an understood meaning.
Go out and enjoy,