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dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

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dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

we are staying on 7th avenue(Affinia Manhatten)for 5 days. Our 1st time in NYC. we are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary by treating ourselves to this trip. We woud like to go out to dinner - on the night of our anniversary - where the staff will look after us, feed us well and not charge the earth - does anyone know of anywhere to fit the bill, for two old romantics??!

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1. Re: dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

Congrats!

Now you need to tell us what your budget/person is without drinks and what sorts of food you like.

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2. Re: dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

What Crans said.

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3. Re: dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

And when you tell us a dollar figure (and we do mean dollars, not pounds), please also tell us how much that would include - cocktails? A bottle of wine? desserts? etc. Also note that whatever figure you give us should be the total -- that is, what you would pay after dinner, tax, and tips.

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4. Re: dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

Fortunately we will pretty much eat any food from any continent. Our budget may well depend on how much money we will have spent on site seeing and shopping on the 3 days beforehand!!! I guess we are looking at probably spending around $75 per head without drinks.

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5. Re: dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

I should also add that desserts may well be an added option - we have previuosly eaten in Florida and were amazed at he size of the meals. I think we only managed a dessert on 2 occasion in a 2 week holiday!

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6. Re: dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

How about this one, experts?

http://www.unionsquarecafe.com/

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7. Re: dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

What about Blue Hill where the president Obama and his wife Michelle had a date? It is supposed to be pretty romantic and have good food.

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8. Re: dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

I guess if its good enough for the President and The First Lady.......

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9. Re: dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

please understand that you must add tax (close to 9% now) and tips (generally around 20% for decent service, never less than 15% unless there has been a major disaster!) which will add approx 30% to your bill.....therefore, $150 for two is more like $105....there is no way you could eat at either Union Square or Blue Hill for that amount.....maybe for lunch, but not dinner; (Union Square has a great bar and there you would eat without reservations for less money but this is not for an Anniversary Celebration)...if you have included the extra money, great, otherwise, some less expensive ideas: do a pre theatre reservation (varies but usually 6:30 or earlier) at some of the following: Water Club, 21 Club (both have $40 pre theatre dinners available, Capsuto Freres in Tribeca also has a pre theatre dinner for under $40 but you could probably have dinner there for under $55 a person at any hour if you watch it...amazing ambience if you like French food...just a few ideas that would be special and affordable

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10. Re: dinner for 2 on 25th wedding anniversary - moderate price?

Le Zie is another popular Italian option with gentle prices. Yet another idea is if you like jazz, Dizzy's Coca Cola is a lovely jazz place in the Time Warner building with nice atmosphere, moderately priced menu and good live music with views of Central Park as a bonus.

La Lanterna is a small place in Greenwich Village also with live jazz. Not at all fancy, but charming and romantic. Across the street, North Square in the Washington Square hotel also has surprisingly good food at moderate prices.