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What hasn't been booked for President's Day weekend already?

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What hasn't been booked for President's Day weekend already?

cjd260 | Jan 26, 2012 01:16 PM

My wife and I moved from New York to Boston last year, and are coming back down over President's Day weekend for our anniversary. This was a relatively late-breaking plan, but now it appears that just about everywhere I'd wanted to go for dinner is booked solid on February 18 and 19: in order of trying and rough order of preference, I've found that Eleven Madison Park, Blue Hill, Daniel, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin and Marea are all booked solid (and so is Per Se, though I was reluctant to sell a kidney and so am somewhat relieved). With this list of unobtainables in mind, I'm wondering where I should turn to next. I could try for Ko in a couple of weeks, which I've loved in the past but don't find especially anniversary-ish (or worth multiple return visits). Maialino and Babbo feel too informal. The Modern has a couple of earlyish tables, but I've never been and don't know if it's in the same class - though as of now this will probably be my default.

I'm hoping for makes-you-grin-irresistably food in a decently romantic setting. I've been out of the loop for a little while, so is there anything I'm missing? Thanks!

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