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Classic NYC 35TH Bday dinner: Le Bernardin, Jean Georges, La Grenouille, etc - best overall experience?

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Classic NYC 35TH Bday dinner: Le Bernardin, Jean Georges, La Grenouille, etc - best overall experience?

alwaysnina | Feb 24, 2011 06:34 AM

I know those places have been beaten to death already on this board but need an honest opinion. We have lived in NYC for three years and do a pretty good job of keeping up with the newly opened places, popular chefs, etc. What we haven't done is a timeless NYC dinner because we always feel like those places will always be there and we'll always have time to check them out.

So for my husband's 35th bday I want to plan a classic NYC weekend with one fantastic dinner and one great lunch. Here are the places I had in mind. If you've been to them recently would love your honest opinion of food vs. ambiance and whether maybe some of these are just not as good anymore:

Le Bernardin - dying to try it and say we've been there but looks so boring. Is it worth doing the lunch here and saving dinner for somewhere more lively?

Jean Georges

La Grenouille

Le Cirque

Adour

EMP - I have been there for lunch and loved it so would prefer to try another place but if it's better than the others then maybe it's worth going again since my husband hasn't been there

Not so classic but also considering: Per Se, Daniel, Bouley and Milos

Thanks!
Nina

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Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

La Grenouille
3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

Le Cirque
151 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022

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