Recommend me a trendy NYC restaurant

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    Balthazar

    I'm skeptical of people trying to show up small-towners with big-city extravagence. In all likelihood they probably don't care about whatever spectacle you've got planned for them. Give them a good atmosphere.
     
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    Balthazar

    I'm skeptical of people trying to show up small-towners with big-city extravagence. In all likelihood they probably don't care about whatever spectacle you've got planned for them. Give them a good atmosphere.


    yea i see your point. Balthazar is probably my favorite place in the city, it's just so fucking classic. the menu is kind of tough for my guests, but you're making me reconsider. actually Tao and Balthazar were the first two places i went to in New York in my youth, and clearly they both made a good impression. (i had good hosts and want to return the favor in some way...)

    thx for all the ideas guys, i will have a lot to meditate on. all the stuff i'm missing living out in the burbs ... [​IMG]
     
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    ok let me try a different tack - any good chilled out rooftop spots worth considering? possibly in soho or somewhere thereabouts, or wherever. doesn't have to be as scene-y. that have heat lamps in case it gets chilly like tonight? alright.
    http://www.230-fifth.com/ Gaansevort hotel has a good rooftop deck that looks into Soho House Soho House if you know a member.
     
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    top of the standard is a beautiful rooftop bar -
    take them to the new soho mondrian for dinner
     
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    Commerce. The Lion. Morandi. Any Keith Mcnally, or J-G.
     
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    for the real cliche, nobu.
     
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    Breslin

    You actually like this place or did you recommend it because it fit his criteria? I was a bit disappointed when I tried it. Food wasn't bad at all but I expected more from a Michelin-starred place. I also found the British pub kitsch a bit too much, and the service was slow.
     
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    Going to restaurants isn't trendy, can you guys purge together?
     
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    You actually like this place or did you recommend it because it fit his criteria? I was a bit disappointed when I tried it. Food wasn't bad at all but I expected more from a Michelin-starred place. I also found the British pub kitsch a bit too much, and the service was slow.

    I like it and I think that it serves finely prepared food that people not used to michelin style dining would find accessible. I think it's the type of place that acts as a great gateway to better food. Far from the only place like this... would also recommend Barbuto.
     

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