I am trying to help my mother make plans for dinner on her upcoming yearly NYC trip.
She will be staying at the Washington Square Hotel in the Village, she is planning on meeting friends for a drink at her hotel then walking to the restaurant. A couple of considerations: She wants a place that takes reservations, one friend does not like French food, otherwise Italian, Spanish, etc all good. They generally eat at Babbo and like it quite a bit, Im hoping for something in that price range so that I can treat the group to a nice dinner, maybe give the maitre'd my cc info in advance? Anyways these ladies are in their 70's and like lively but not exceedingly noisy (however on a Saturday in Manhattan considerable noise is to be accepted/part of the charm).
Based on my Chowhound research my ideas thus far are:
Blue Hill, Scarpetta or Perilla.
Id love any advice, also particular dishes that you love?
Thanks so much
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