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To what expensive NYC restaurant should I take my sister and her fiance?

My sister is getting married in New York City in January. Since she and her soon-to-be-husband live in a bitsy studio in Midtown, my husband and I don't want to buy them any "stuff" as a wedding gift. Instead of dishes/towels/silverware, I'd like for us to treat them to dinner at an amazingly fancy place that none of us would ever dream of spending that much money on normally. The kind of epic dinner that you can talk about for the next 20 years. [more inside]
posted by slenderloris on Aug 2, 2014 - 27 answers

Last minute group dining in nyc?

I'm looking for an affordable restaurant that could accommodate a group of 10 on Saturday night for a birthday party. Ideally in a neighborhood in NYC with solid nearby nightlife. [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Apr 2, 2014 - 12 answers

Brooklyn Restaurant for Wedding Reception?

Any ideas for a Brooklyn (or Manhattan, I guess) restaurant that can host a wedding of appx 75? Something warm and intimate, like Frankies (too small) or Aurora (hello $20K!). Nothing too **fancy** (as my Aunt Frances says). No venues or spaces or lofts or halls. Just a restaurant :)
posted by antipode12 on Jan 27, 2014 - 14 answers

Trying to find a restaurant with dishes named after government orgs?

I remember hearing about a restaurant with dishes named after city organizations. For example, the "department of sanitation sandwich" or the "FDNY sandwich." It is probably in NYC. It may have shut down. Can you help me find this restaurant?
posted by yaymukund on Dec 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Vegetarian-friendly restaurant in Brooklyn/Manhattan on short notice?

My dad and cousin are visiting tomorrow— what's a good vegetarian-friendly restaurant in Brooklyn or Manhattan where we could get a table for three around 7pm today on short notice? It should be pretty nice and quiet. Dirt Candy would be perfect, but it looks like we're too late to get a table for tonight.
posted by yaymukund on Jun 10, 2013 - 12 answers

lunch on upper east side

Please suggest a lunch spot on the upper east side, as close to 74th and Lexington as possible; I need to suggest a place to meet and I am blanking on suitable places within a couple of blocks of that intersection. [more inside]
posted by third rail on Jun 8, 2013 - 6 answers

What are some good Italian Food in the Meatpacking district in NYC

My buddy is going on a first date with a girl and wanted to take her out to Italian in the meatpacking district in NYC. What are good choices in that area. He's looking to keep the total bill to around $125, but remember this is a first date, so we need to impress a little as well ;) Thx! Firestyle
posted by FireStyle on Jun 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Graduation dinner in NYC

Old friend coming to the city in a few weeks sent me the following: "We are looking for a place for a graduation dinner. Likely about 11 people -- with a couple of kids. We want something good, but festive and fun. Any ideas?" [more inside]
posted by vrakatar on Apr 30, 2013 - 3 answers

"I know this awesome _________ place."

I grew up in New York City with an open mind toward cuisines of other cultures, so I've got both a broad palate and (reasonably) broad experience. Which cuisines do I stand a chance of not having encountered and where can I go to try them? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Feb 13, 2013 - 40 answers

Christmas dinner in Brooklyn for a group (7-8) on a budget?

Help me find a restaurant for Christmas dinner in Brooklyn for a group (7-8) on a budget? [more inside]
posted by matcha action on Nov 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Group dessert in NYC

MidtownWestFilter: where might a group of 20-40 people find a warm place to eat dessert together on a busy wintery Saturday afternoon? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Nov 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Brunch on Smith St?

Hi everyone, I have been tasked with finding a suitable location for brunch on Smith St. in Brooklyn for a sizeable group of people...let's say 10-12. Would love recommendations that are reasonably priced and tasty! Thanks to any Brooklynites who are able to help.
posted by duvatney on Nov 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Brooklyn restaurant with a view

Another NYC/Brooklyn restaurant question: City views edition. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 7, 2012 - 17 answers

Nice solo NYC dinner

Where to get a very high quality but casual meal alone this Sunday evening in NYC? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Oct 6, 2012 - 15 answers

NYC accessible restaurant suggestions

I am looking for suggestions for a restaurant in midtown Manhattan for a weekday lunch gathering of 3 visually-impaired folks (one with a dog) and another person (me) using a mobility scooter. We would like to find a spot between Port Authority and Penn Station. We'd like a place that's relatively inexpensive and not too noisy. I don't know what kind of food everyone likes, so having several places to choose from would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by garypratt on Sep 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Low-key in lower city

NYC: Low-key non-dive downtown Friday night bar? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on May 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Bar/Restaurant for board gaming near Midtown Manhattan

[manhattan-bar-filter] Looking for a place around Midtown Manhattan where 4 people can relax, drink, and play board games on a Friday night. [more inside]
posted by musicismath on Mar 29, 2012 - 9 answers

What is this awesome Chinese fish soup?

What was this awesome Chinese fish soup I used to get in NYC? BONUS QUESTION : where can I find it in the Bay area? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Where should I take my wife for our anniversary?

My second wedding anniversary is approaching. All my wife wants is to be taken to dinner (I asked her, because I'm a romantic). But I'm new to the city (of New York), and so is she. Where would you recommend I take her? [more inside]
posted by nostrich on Nov 4, 2011 - 24 answers

Tomato Soup Recipe from Bread restaurant in nyc

A couple years ago I ate at a restaurant called Bread in NYC. I believe this is the restaurant. They had mindblowingly awesome tomato soup. Do you know the recipe this restaurant uses? [more inside]
posted by mjcon on Oct 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Where to have a work breakfast near Lincoln Center/John Jay in NYC?

My boss and I are meeting in NYC next Monday morning and I need a place for breakfast near the 59th Street/Columbus Circle/Red Line Subway Stop. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Feb 18, 2011 - 14 answers

Sunday fun in NYC

What's something fun and cheap and indoorsy we can do this Sunday afternoon in nyc? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jan 25, 2011 - 12 answers

NYC highrise restaurants?

Are there any decent restaurants in NYC that have a great view? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on Dec 23, 2010 - 16 answers

Cheap-ish dinner for 10-12 in lower Manhattan.

I need to find restaurant in lower Manhattan for dinner for 10-12 people in the $10-15 entree range for tomorrow night. [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Nov 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Don't Put Anything on My Fish

NYC restaurant filter: Taking an elderly, out-of-town couple (that we don't know well) out to dinner. We'd like to take them somewhere reasonably nice (cost not a concern), but we do know that they prefer plainer foods that are easy on the digestive system. Manhattan required, midtown preferred. A little extra detail inside. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Oct 28, 2010 - 17 answers

Trying to find a particular NYC restaurant.

NYC restaurant help--trying to find the name of a place reviewed by the NYT within the past year [more inside]
posted by donovan on Sep 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Brooklyn, get in mah belly!

Food-tourism-filter: I'll be staying in Brooklyn (Park Slope) for about a week in June and I'm looking for interesting, affordable can't-miss delicious foods that I wouldn't normally find at home in the Midwest. Here's whats on my list already: [more inside]
posted by chara on May 13, 2010 - 44 answers

NYC West Side happy hour recommendations?

Hyper-specific question about bars and happy hours on Manhattan's West Side. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Feb 12, 2010 - 4 answers

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What's a good "Mom & Dad are in town and want to take us to dinner" restaurant in Manhattan, preferably by Union Square? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Dec 30, 2009 - 24 answers

Hotel and food recommendations for a solo traveller to NYC

Visiting New York for the first time (from Australia) in a couple of weeks. Will be travelling solo, and am looking for hotel and food recommendations. [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine on Nov 7, 2009 - 11 answers

NYC folks: What happened to the BAMN! automat?

NYC folks: What happened to the BAMN! automat? I'm curious why it didn't work out for them... [more inside]
posted by querty on Jun 7, 2009 - 16 answers

NYC Restaurant Recommendation

NYC Restaurant Filter: Looking for a nice restaurant very close to Carnegie Hall for dinner on Wednesday night. (Or walking distance from Madison Sq Park would also work.) [more inside]
posted by ruwan on May 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Upscale Sports Bars in NYC

Looking for a nice place in Manhattan to watch the Duke/Villanova basketball (Sweet 16) game tonight, and maybe grab some dinner at the same time. I'm trying to avoid going to one of the many over-crowded sports bars for something a little bit more upscale, intimate, or at least quiet enough to be conversationally feasible. [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3 on Mar 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me with my dirty 30.

Plan my 30th birthday in NYC. Dizzying amount of parameters within. [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Mar 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Dining solo in the Big Apple

Where are the best places for dining solo in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by bill the tinman on Dec 31, 2008 - 12 answers

Interesting restaurants near W44th Street?

RestaurantFilter: Restaurant Recommendations for NYC on Saturday evening (13Dec2008), around the Broadhurst Theatre - near W44th St. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by lonemantis on Dec 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Yet another NYC restaurant request, but with details!

Yet another NYC restaurant recommendation request: Taking ~15 colleagues out to dinner, walking from Times Square (46th&Broadway), looking to spend $20-30 per head, and be able to make a same-day reservation. Tall order, but bonus points for an NYC experience not available in Toronto/Montreal. [more inside]
posted by anthill on Sep 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Amazing, impossible-to-get-into NYC restaurants?

Amazing, impossible-to-get-into NYC restaurants? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Aug 11, 2008 - 18 answers

Family is meeting in New York City... advise me!

Help me find a gathering spot in Manhattan for a small first-time family meet up that will occur after our private wedding ceremony. I'm specifically looking for some nice dinner spots, as well as some possible activity suggestions within walking distance of Grand Central and Penn Station. [more inside]
posted by smalls on Aug 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Two straws. One glass. Lots of tequila.

Do you know of anywhere in New York City where they serve margaritas in huge novelty glasses, like where multiple people drink from the same glass? [more inside]
posted by goingonit on Jul 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Event-type restaurant in Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village NYC EVENT restaurant recommendation. We're looking for a restaurant in the Village that is an experience to go to. Not because of the food--the food doesn't even have to be that good. More looking for an experience or extraoridinary atmosphere. We have guests coming in to the city that will probably go to a lot of other areas in the city over the next few days, but probably not to the Village. So what ideas are there for an experience, as opposed to a great meal, in the East or West Village, or walking distance? [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Jul 2, 2008 - 15 answers

Affordable dinner in NYC?

Help me find a nice BYOB restaurant in NYC for a 12-person celebration. [more inside]
posted by LittleLisi on Jun 24, 2008 - 5 answers

all this art is making me hungry!

Where is a nice place for lunch near the Brooklyn museum?
posted by shothotbot on Jun 5, 2008 - 8 answers

Romantic (lacto-)vegetarian-friendly places in Manhattan on the UES?

I'm trying to book dinner reservations on Valentine's Day in Manhattan, as the really nice places are filling up fast. Suggestions for romantic (lacto-)vegetarian-friendly places on the UES? Budget of ~$100 per person, pre-tip. A restaurant with lots of mixed drink and cocktail options would be preferable. [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Jan 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Heed the call of the fire pit

Help me feed my inner Midwesterner. . . recommend a grill-your-own-steak place in the NY/Philly area? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Oct 31, 2007 - 6 answers

Best tapas in Manhattan?

Where can I find the best tapas, in Manhattan, on a Monday? [more inside]
posted by yt on Sep 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me amuse my relatives!

tomorrow night I'm taking out a couple relatives who are visiting from Italy. they like the whole tourist scene, so i was thinking of taking them to some theme restaurant. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Aug 24, 2007 - 7 answers

NYC Italian restaurants?

Italian restaurant for a celebratory dinner in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Flakypastry on May 15, 2007 - 19 answers

I'm taking my parents out do dinner in Williamsburg Brooklyn! But where?

Folks are coming to visit from out of town and we'll be in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday night. Where should we take them for dinner? [more inside]
posted by lucidreamstate on Sep 14, 2006 - 13 answers

Thanksgiving Dinner served in NYC

Feed me and my sister Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC. [more inside]
posted by onalark on Oct 26, 2005 - 5 answers

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