New Year's night, dinner in Manhattan; GREAT service?
December 29, 2013 6:22 PM   Subscribe

My husband has been incredibly wonderful and patient as I trained for two marathons this past fall, and a 48.6 mile challenge that I will embark on next week. I would like to treat him to a great meal in Manhattan on Wednesday night.

I've done some research on Chowhound, but thought I would see if the AskMe community had any great experiences they could relate.

Parameters: I would like to spend around $200, including alcohol, before tip.

The food should be good, but the service should be outstanding.

Anywhere in Manhattan is fine, but the closer to the UWS, the better.

My partner has a VERY Midwestern palate; he won't eat sushi, anything spicy, or anything too "out there" (like Dirt Candy)

Thanks for any wonderful suggestions you all have.
posted by roomthreeseventeen to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It might be hard to get a table, this is pretty short notice, but it's my 'hood, I go out a lot up here, so here goes:
Ouest on Broadway and 83rd (great service)
'Cesca, off Columbus around 75th (wonderful to sit at the bar and eat dinner, bartenders are fab)
Bar Boulud, Broadway & 64th (outstanding service and food, pretty pricey)
The Smith, Broadway & 64th ish (good service, bistro-y food, very festive)
Dove tail, very pricey, somewhere in the 70s off Columbus (stellar in all respects)

Good luck!
posted by thinkpiece at 7:05 PM on December 29, 2013

There's a new whiskey bar style place Barley and Grain that opened recently that's pretty nice - not sure if they're doing a new years thing but worth checking out.
posted by jourman2 at 7:31 PM on December 29, 2013

Clarification: you mean $200 total, not per person, right? Is that including tax?
posted by Narrative Priorities at 6:27 AM on December 30, 2013

Response by poster: Yes, $200 total, doesn't have to be including tax.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:34 AM on December 30, 2013

Le Grenouille has the best service in NYC by far
posted by boots at 6:52 AM on December 30, 2013

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