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Getting engaged this weekend - need seafood!

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Getting engaged this weekend - need seafood!

Berkeley Bowler (Dave) | Feb 10, 2005 12:01 AM

Well, I'm secretly visiting my girlfriend this weekend, and proposing. We'll spend Saturday shopping for a ring, and at the end of the day we'll need dinner!

I'm coming from the West Coast, and usually eat in a hurry in NYC or hit great vegetarian restaurants. This isn't the occasion for either, so I need help!

I realize I've missed the boat on reservations for premier restaurants, but several factors make it seem possible that we'll do okay.

Saturday lunch:
I guess we'll be around the 5th and 47th area for much of the day (that's the jewelry district, I'm told). Any suggestions in that area? Time will be of the essence, since I think we'll need to get back to shopping pretty quickly.

Saturday Dinner:
Our constraints:
She loves seafood, especially lobster.

Other likes: hot pot (esp. with mutton), sushi & sashimi, crabs, and other cuisine from China or Japan.

Her dislikes: Indian, Mexican, pizza, and possibly Italian in general.

She's Chinese. I'm vegetarian, but for her I'll eat baked potatoes or plain if necessary. :) This isn't much of a constraint - I might be persuaded to eat fish for the first time in over 20 years. As long as I don't do it again for another quarter century...

Thanks for sticking with me so far. Any suggestions on places we can go for dinner? Ideally, a romantic place with fantastic lobster would be great for dinner. For lunch, even a sandwich shop would suffice

Here some places already suggested (and culled from CH threads). A brief note on whether they're available, romantic, and fit the above constraints would be great.

* Water's Edge
* Blue Ribbon
* Aqua Grill
* Jewel Bako
* Ping's Seafood
* Blue Water Grill
* The Sea Grill @ Rockefeller Center
* One if by Land, Two if by Sea
* Peking Duck in Chinatown

Sunday - breakfast:
Anywhere would be great. We're staying west of Broadway & Chambers.

Sunday - lunch:
We'll be enjoying Lunar New Year. Any restaurant suggestions in the Chinatown area? To be frank, I've been to lots of vegetarian restaurants in NYC, it doesn't matter to me if I visit yet another one on this particular day, but I don't want to go hit or miss regarding quality in Chinatown.

Thank you very, very much!

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