Hello! I'm going to NYC in July with my best friend and my boyfriend. I have $500 (or ~$600 with tip and tax) to spend for one dinner and I'm looking for suggestions! I'd like to note that this is a rare opportunity for me (and my friends) because I work for a non-profit which makes me quasi-poor. In other words, this is a once in a lifetime experience!
So far Babbo is at the top of my list. I've always wanted to go there, but even at Babbo $500 is a LOT to spend! So, I'm open to suggestions (even though my heart is leaning me towards Babbo). I looked at Le Bernardin but the tasting menu is so expensive that we wouldnt be able to order drinks.
One more thing... if I end up at Babbo, which would be better:
-The traditional tasting menu with wine pairings plus a salumi plate and a cheese plate...and cocktails :)
-Each of us could order like crazy off the al la carte menu and get a nice bottle of wine (or two) for the table