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First visit to NYC - Birthday dinner recommendation?

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First visit to NYC - Birthday dinner recommendation?

DeeMe | Feb 4, 2011 05:32 AM

Hi all,

I've never been to NYC (I live in central, NY), and am going to spend 6 days in Manhattan, to meet the man I've been conversing with for quite some time. This is our first time meeting in person, and he'll be taking me out for dinner on my birthday. He's given me the choice of where to go.

Since I don't know Manhattan, I'd love recommendations. He WILL choose for me, if I'm unable to decide, since he does know the area, but he wants to give me that choice first.

My preferences: romantic, somewhat dark, good service (but not overly attentive), very clean, upscale, and would like to sit across from each other with lots of privacy.

Food choices: A good tender steak & potato, authentic sweet & sour chicken, anything that's not shellfish or pork actually, and freshly made. Prefer small portions for me, I have a small appetite.

Dessert is very important, a good chocolate souffle perhaps, or thick hot chocolate, maybe even a delicious slice of key lime pie.

Price is not a problem.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. :-)

Thank you ahead of time,
Diana

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