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Where to go for first anniversary dinner in NYC?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    Pasta tasting course at Babbo was fantastic.

    I like Babbo. Have had several good meals there.
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wife and I'll be in NY for one night--Oct 16--and are going to make it our 1st anniversary dinner even though we'll be a couple weeks out--dangerous, I know.

    I assume there are good suggestions in this thread--unfortunately most of these places are already booked on Friday the 16 unless we want to eat at small timers' hour, i.e., 6pm. Any new recs? Unlike mafew, we probably prefer Italian to French but are open to whatever, and also unlike mafew, budget is not unlimited. Staying in the meatpacking dist, it seems, but don't need to eat there.


    Il Gattopardo!!!!
     
  3. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Alright, so two strikes against babbo.












    Kidding, kidding!
     
  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Alright, so two strikes against babbo.

    Seriously, look into Il Gattopardo. It's easier to get a table there, the space is cozier and more romantic, and the food is as good as any other Italian in the city. Everyone knows Babbo; Gattopardo is a find.
     
  5. gomestar

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    Del Posto was excellent.

    Perhaps Mia Dona if you're on a tight budget.
     
  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Seriously, look into Il Gattopardo. It's easier to get a table there, the space is cozier and more romantic, and the food is as good as any other Italian in the city. Everyone knows Babbo; Gattopardo is a find.

    Babbo downstairs was pretty damn cozy and romantic. Any more-so and it would have been suffocating. But, I will try your recommendation next time I'm in NYC.
     
  7. romafan

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    Babbo downstairs was pretty damn cozy and romantic. Any more-so and it would have been suffocating. But, I will try your recommendation next time I'm in NYC.

    moo - where's your nyc visit thread? i only saw that flag pix and some stray references to a spaghetti dinner. [​IMG]

    scalini fideli in the old boley spot is pretty darn good.
     
  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    moo - where's your nyc visit thread? i only saw that flag pix and some stray references to a spaghetti dinner. [​IMG]

    scalini fideli in the old boley spot is pretty darn good.


    It's coming... it has been pretty crazy since we came back, and we move Friday so the past week has been chock full of packing. In a week maybe...
     
  9. whiteslashasian

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    Another +1 to Eleven Madison Park.

    I took my girlfriend there for her Birthday dinner back in July and the experience was just exquisite. Fantastic service that was very knowledgeable, attentive, but not overbearing. The food was magnificently creative, delightfully tasty, with imaginative presentation. The price is a tad heft for the tasting but well worth it for the experience.
     
  10. gomestar

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    Another +1 to Eleven Madison Park.

    I took my girlfriend there for her Birthday dinner back in July and the experience was just exquisite. Fantastic service that was very knowledgeable, attentive, but not overbearing. The food was magnificently creative, delightfully tasty, with imaginative presentation. The price is a tad heft for the tasting but well worth it for the experience.


    which menu did you get? The 'summer' tasting menu back in June/July was fantastic.

    I really want to return for their suckling pig tasting menu.
     
  11. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    which menu did you get? The 'summer' tasting menu back in June/July was fantastic.

    I really want to return for their suckling pig tasting menu.


    Did the summer tasting which was quite good. We substituted prawn for the rabbit as the girlfriend had a bunch of pet rabbits growing up and was very fond of them. I think it was a good move as the prawn was great.
     
  12. Ochowie

    Ochowie Well-Known Member

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    which menu did you get? The 'summer' tasting menu back in June/July was fantastic.

    I really want to return for their suckling pig tasting menu.


    The suckling pig menu is gone and has been replaced by a wild game menu that promises to be equally as good.
     

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