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Recs for a special birthday lunch (that isn't EMP)


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Recs for a special birthday lunch (that isn't EMP)

whitneybee | Aug 1, 2010 04:42 PM

Last week, my boyfriend treated me to a great birthday lunch at Eleven Madison Park. (Separate review post coming later.) The food and overall experience were both wonderful, and since his birthday is this month, I'd love to return the favor with a similar experience.

I've checked out the menus for SHO, Perry St, and Jean Georges, and they all seem like what I want - a more "special" restaurant than we usually go to with a good lunch special. In the interest of my grad student budget, I'd like to keep the meal to around/under $100 total if possible. We most likely won't have anything to drink, so that would be for food/tax/tip only. In terms of food, we're up for pretty much anything (although I do have a gluten allergy) but I'm specifically looking for a place that'll provide a great experience. He set the bar pretty high with our trip to EMP, so I'd love to match/top that if it's even possible.


Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

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