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Last Birthday Dinner in NYC - where to go?


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Last Birthday Dinner in NYC - where to go?

BaronessCore | Dec 4, 2007 02:08 PM

Dear CHers - it is with some sadness that I say that I will be likely relocating to the West Coast next summer. My birthday is in late January, and typically I celebrate by going out to dinner with my husband one night, my best friend another night, and so on. As this is likely to be my last dinner-fest in NYC, I'm a bit at a loss for where to go. To make things more complicated, I am also pregnant so wine lists/cocktails are not a priority, and I cannot have raw seafood so nice sushi/crudo/ceviche is not acceptable. It doesn't have to be super-fancy, but the food must be memorable and not break the bank (no more than $100/person, excluding drinks).

Here's where I've been:
Union Square Cafe
Strip House
BLT Steak
Le Bernardin
Tocqueville (lunch)
Jewel Bako
Fleur de Sel
La Cote Basque and its successor LCB Brasserie
Blue Hill @ Stone Barns
Eleven Madison Park
River Cafe
WD-50 (dessert only)

Places I'm contemplating:
Babbo (would probably go here with hubby)
Perry Street
Jean Georges

Any other places I should be looking at? Please also recommend signature dish that is pregnancy-friendly.

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