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EMP, Sugiyama, somewhere else for tasting menu-hating husband?

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EMP, Sugiyama, somewhere else for tasting menu-hating husband?

Happydude | Jan 12, 2012 07:26 AM

Long-time CH lurker from Toronto! Bringing my husband to NYC for the first time in a few weeks. He hates the idea of tasting menus since he feels that he will leave hungry, bored, and broke. I'm treating this time (which takes care of the last gripe), so any suggestions on a place that will change his tune (even slightly) would be great :) Budget is up to $150 per person (before tax, tip, booze).

I've thought about taking him to EMP for the 4-course lunch prix fixe with the duck supplement, or to Sugiyama for the 6-course Chef's Choice. Any other thoughts or suggestions? He's a big eater - second suppers are not uncommon, but I feel that good pacing of courses will slow him down.

We're up for anything (no food preferences, allergies), but somewhere that isn't too stuffy is a plus. Thanks!

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