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Stressing over perfect meal/ambiance

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Stressing over perfect meal/ambiance

Arlen | Apr 12, 2007 01:09 PM

May 11 is my husband's 40th birthday. He'll try anything. He loves food.
We've eaten at many great NYC restaurants; on the higher end we've loved Gramercy Tavern, Aquagrill, Gotham B&G, Union Square Cafe, Bouley (old space), Aureole, Il Mulino, Blue Ribbon, Babbo, Nobu. Some of our favorite meals have been at the bar--we hate stuffy and I'm not sure about this new wave of gastro-chemistry. I'd like to go someplace we haven't been that is romantic, or at least a space that is really pleasant to be in with soft lighting, etc.

Neighborhood doesn't matter. I'm just hoping to find that perfect place the food is good, the wine is good and your totally comfortable--you leave the place blissed out.

So, I've thought about these places and would like opinions and/or other recommendations.

Sumile
Asiate
Provence (which is just reopening)
Eleven Madison
Annisa
Fleur de Sel
Picholine
L'impero

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