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Last Birthday Dinner in NYC - where to go?

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Last Birthday Dinner in NYC - where to go?

BaronessCore | Dec 4, 2007 02:08 PM

Dear CHers - it is with some sadness that I say that I will be likely relocating to the West Coast next summer. My birthday is in late January, and typically I celebrate by going out to dinner with my husband one night, my best friend another night, and so on. As this is likely to be my last dinner-fest in NYC, I'm a bit at a loss for where to go. To make things more complicated, I am also pregnant so wine lists/cocktails are not a priority, and I cannot have raw seafood so nice sushi/crudo/ceviche is not acceptable. It doesn't have to be super-fancy, but the food must be memorable and not break the bank (no more than $100/person, excluding drinks).

Here's where I've been:
Annisa
Union Square Cafe
Strip House
BLT Steak
Le Bernardin
Tocqueville (lunch)
Jewel Bako
Vong
Felidia
Lupa
Fleur de Sel
La Cote Basque and its successor LCB Brasserie
Aureole
Veritas
Blue Hill @ Stone Barns
Palma
Eleven Madison Park
River Cafe
WD-50 (dessert only)

Places I'm contemplating:
Babbo (would probably go here with hubby)
Craft
Degustation
Bouley
Perry Street
Jean Georges

Any other places I should be looking at? Please also recommend signature dish that is pregnancy-friendly.

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