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Please help with "Special Diner" suggestion....


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Please help with "Special Diner" suggestion....

Mike | Jul 26, 2000 10:35 AM

Hello to all,
I need some help. My wife's 50th birthday is on December 17 and we will be having dinner in NYC, (we're from NJ) I have brought every concievable guide(they didnt help all that much) and have narrowed my search down.
My criteria is:
Would prefer great Italian, we are pasta lovers and there are some really good places here in Jersey, but I want to blow my wife away with some of the great places I have heard about in NYC w/great pasta.

Price does not matter

Romantic, if posible

Prefer a great food rating, but everyone's opinion may vary.

Jacket and Tie/dressy

Must have some "normal food" my wife will not eat organs, livers, brains or tongue, etc.

Not stuffy, I dont want to worry about being embarrased by a rude waiter or maitre'd

Tables not on top of each other.

So far I have narrowed it down to these:
One if By Land, TIBS
Nino's (on First ave)
Windows on The World
World Yacht (a cruise dinner)
San Domenico

I realize some of them are not Italian, but the menu's seemed good and/or the view/atmosphere was great. Windows strikes me as a touristy thing and that's why I eliminated The View. I guess Im seaching for the best of both worlds, great atmosphere and great food/service. I'm open for other suggestions. Right now Nino's is my first choice, but the Yacht cruise dinner sounds good too. Any thoughts on Nino's or One If By Land, TIBS? or perhaps a different choice?

Thank you,

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