Recommend a good restaurant

TangoJuliet

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I am taking the wife out to a concert Friday night and we are having a tough time deciding on where to go for dinner.

We've been to a bunch of places in NYC before and wanted to try something different instead of the same 3-4 places we always go to.

We like all kinds of food except we are not big fans of seafood.

We've been to almost every place in Little Italy and we frequent Tao a lot. My wife is pregnant so I think we are going to have to pass on sushi as well. A place with a nice prix fix menu would probably be a plus.

Thanks!
 

SoulAssassin

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TangoJuliet

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lol


Originally posted by: SoulAssassin
Originally posted by: TangoJuliet
Originally posted by: SoulAssassin
http://www.churrascariaplataforma.com

hmmm interesting but I don't think my wife would go for that.....she's not a huge beef/steak kind of girl. she prefers pastas and such - she's italian

http://nymag.com/restaurants/reviews/49917/

I went there when it was L'Impero, haven't been there since they re-did it but seems like it is still good.

I'll check out the menu, thanks!
 

amdhunter

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Originally posted by: TangoJuliet
anyone else?

McDonalds on Burnside Ave and Jerome in the South Bronx is pretty good. There's a Subways and Burger King there too.
 

sjwaste

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Originally posted by: SoulAssassin
Originally posted by: TangoJuliet
Originally posted by: SoulAssassin
http://www.churrascariaplataforma.com

hmmm interesting but I don't think my wife would go for that.....she's not a huge beef/steak kind of girl. she prefers pastas and such - she's italian

http://nymag.com/restaurants/reviews/49917/

I went there when it was L'Impero, haven't been there since they re-did it but seems like it is still good.

Petaluma. It's up on 78th I think, but you can google that. I've been there once before and had a great meal. I'm first generation FWIW.

EDIT: It's Italian, run by Italians. Forgot to mention what it actually was.
 

Descartes

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Le Bernardin
Per Se
Maybe Gramercy Tavern

I don't make it to NYC that often, so there are probably a lot of less known options that are excellent. Per Se is an experience to behold though, imo.
 

oddyager

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What neighborhood are you going to be around at? Midtown? Tribeca? Lex at 90th is always a good spot for italian. Basso's on Broadway and 56th (have to double check on the street) is small and cozy but excellent food.
 

sjwaste

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Originally posted by: Descartes
Le Bernardin
Per Se
Maybe Gramercy Tavern

I don't make it to NYC that often, so there are probably a lot of less known options that are excellent. Per Se is an experience to behold though, imo.

Dude, he's going Friday. I'm not sure how connected you are, but I couldn't score reservations to those places on 2 days notice. Are you sure you're not just trying to mention the awesome places you've been?

Because it worked, I'm jealous.
 

TangoJuliet

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Originally posted by: Descartes
Le Bernardin
Per Se
Maybe Gramercy Tavern

I don't make it to NYC that often, so there are probably a lot of less known options that are excellent. Per Se is an experience to behold though, imo.

These were the places that I was currently looking at:

Natsumi
Frankie & Johnnie's Steakhouse
Mesa Restaurant
Otto Pizzeria
Simply Fondue
In Vino
 

swbsam

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Some affordable joints - not very glamorous, but who needs glamor!
Famous joes pizza - my fav pizza in the city, but I won't call it the best (I have yet to try Grimaldis)
Corner Bistro - best burger around
Blue Smoke - pretty good ribs for the city, but if you come from a place that really knows ribs you'd probably be insulted.
2nd ave deli - along with katz, the best delis in nyc. great pastrami, fyi
spotted pig - dive but a celeb hang out, with nummy treats
 

TangoJuliet

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Originally posted by: swbsam
Some affordable joints - not very glamorous, but who needs glamor!
Famous joes pizza - my fav pizza in the city, but I won't call it the best (I have yet to try Grimaldis)
Corner Bistro - best burger around
Blue Smoke - pretty good ribs for the city, but if you come from a place that really knows ribs you'd probably be insulted.
2nd ave deli - along with katz, the best delis in nyc. great pastrami, fyi
spotted pig - dive but a celeb hang out, with nummy treats

Thanks for the suggestions but most of these places seem like lunch/early dinner.
 

swbsam

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touristy places that i hate because I'm a "cool" "hip" new yorker (i'm being sarcastic):
caliente cab
jekyll and hyde

they're pretty cheesy but you might enjoy that :)
 

bigrash

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If you like italian, go for Carmine's or Tony's in Times Square. Both places are good.
 

TangoJuliet

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Originally posted by: bigrash
If you like italian, go for Carmine's or Tony's in Times Square. Both places are good.

I've been to Carmine's before but for only 2 people its not really the best choice.
 

TangoJuliet

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Originally posted by: swbsam
touristy places that i hate because I'm a "cool" "hip" new yorker (i'm being sarcastic):

jekyll and hyde

they're pretty cheesy but you might enjoy that :)

J&H has to be the WORST restaurant I have EVER been to