Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Lidia Bastianich Chef, Author, Owner of Felidia | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars

Manhattan Fancy Lunch Dinner

Thoughts about lunch vs. dinner at 'fancy' restaurants?

Share:

Restaurants & Bars 40

Thoughts about lunch vs. dinner at 'fancy' restaurants?

drummergirl | Jun 4, 2010 06:33 PM

My best friend's birthday is coming up - part of me wants to find a brand-new restaurant for us to go to for a special night out, as that's what we tend to do for each other's birthdays.

We're both big seafood fans, especially with a light touch. She absolutely loves Le Bernardin, and mentioned maybe doing lunch there. I almost never go out to lunch for a 'fancy' meal - dinner seems so much luxurious, time-wise and otherwise.

So, my ramblings lead to two questions:

One, any thoughts about seafood restaurants (or at least restaurants that do seafood well, and not as an afterthought), on the nicer side?

Two, what do you all think about lunch vs. dinner, when talking about a well-known restaurant?

(If this makes a difference, I think that perhaps one reason she suggested lunch at Le B is to save me some money...a good friend, indeed, though that is not the most important thought on my mind, given the length and depth of our friendship.)

Thanks for reading these rambling thoughts!

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

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Feedback