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Girls weekend - which reservation(s) to keep?

krjok1 | Mar 9, 2012 09:53 AM

I've been reading a lot of the discussions on here and now can use some help of my own. In a week, a girlfriend and I are heading to NYC for a weekend of fun. Saturday will be pretty busy with St. Patrick's Day festivities so we're seeing Friday night (16th) as the more "sophisticated" night. I meant to make reservations awhile ago but kept forgetting so just got around to it today.

We're both foodies but also want a night of fun (she's recently divorced and looking to have some fun) so we're looking for a place with a good vibe for after-dinner too. I like the atmosphere at The Spice Room but have been there before and the food is just "okay" to me. She's 36 and I'm 40 (if that's imporatnat). I've booked a few reservations:

8pm: Morimoto's (I know more for the tv-type foodies but I really do like his style...)
9:30pm: WD-50
11pm: Beauty & Essex

I figure we need to either go to WD-50 (I don't mind eating at 9:30) or we can maybe do both Morimoto's and B&E (small amounts of food at each). We got into the main dining room at WD-50 so not sure what the vibe is like there. Also, is B&E a bit young for us?

What do you think we should do? Or should I look for a whole new reservations somewhere else? Also, is there any restaurant that offers what I consider a true "tasting menu"? By this, I mean a restaurant where the tasting menu does NOT consist of the regular menu's item but is created and changed by the chef on a daily basis?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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