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Romantic Manhattan Restaurants

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by MrDaniels, May 7, 2010.

  1. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    So-

    A buddy of mine is coming here to propose to his lovely lady. He wants to entire weekend to be enchanting and memorable...not just the proposal.

    I want to give him some romantic restaurant suggestions. Please, no "hot" chefs or dining rooms full of the smug and hip...or nasty hostesses and aloof waitrons. On the other hand, no tourist traps or Bridge-and-Tunnel bait.

    Ideas Gentlemen?
     
  2. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    We never eat out, but these are good (kidding on last one)

    River Cafe
    Scalini Fedeli
    Gramercy Tavern
    Nirvana-on-Rooftop!
     
  3. MHH89

    MHH89 Senior member

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    there are some good places in the west village. They are small but very romantic. Also check out little Italy depending on the night.
     
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    Eleven Madison Park.
     
  5. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    River Cafe, Brooklyn. Unfreakingbelievable views of Manhattan. Wonderful food. Magnificent and friendly service. Especially helpful sommelier.
     
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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Mas - in a rustic sort of way
    Bouley - if you want something more formal

    If it were me, I would go to Blue Hill at Stone Barns up in Tarrytown but this would need to work with the rest of their agenda. I would not do Blue Hill in Manhattan
     
  7. mintyfresh

    mintyfresh Senior member

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    Mas, Babbo in the West Village.

    Avoid little italy please.
     
  8. feynmix

    feynmix Senior member

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    Price range for the meal? It is possible to do romantic dinner within a large price range here in Manhattan.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    +1 on River Cafe
    Daniel
    Il Gattopardo (but loud), maybe not but food is amazing
    +1 on Eleven Madison Park
     
  10. vinouspleasure

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    we had a great experience at La Grenouille, the people around our table sharing wine and champagne...doubt that happens too often though.

    barge music (if they like classical music) followed by the river cafe is great. They are right next to each other.
     
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    Eleven Madison Park.

    I took my girlfriend here for her birthday last year; it was very romantic and she loved it.
     
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    ^ I hate that place
     
  15. voxsartoria

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    River Cafe, Brooklyn. Unfreakingbelievable views of Manhattan. Wonderful food. Magnificent and friendly service. Especially helpful sommelier.

    I'm glad that you liked it.


    - B
     
  16. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    ^ I hate that place

    Let's hate it in unison.


    - B
     
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    River Cafe and Bouley.
     

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