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quiet upscale restaurant manhattan

Thanks all. I will forward all suggestions to my two dinner companions and let you know where we go, and how we find it. Again, thanks! Lita

May 21, 2013
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quiet upscale restaurant manhattan

Conversation. No business. Actually have been to all restaurants recommended. Looking for something I haven't tried yet. Thanks. Lita

May 16, 2013
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quiet upscale restaurant manhattan

Hi. I'm looking for a quiet restaurant where one can easily hear a discussion. Any kind of food okay. Would love really good ambiance. Thanks. Lita

May 16, 2013
litalepie in Manhattan

Quiet, fun restaurants Manhattan

Moat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now that's fun. However I now realize what I mean by fun - running around with 50lbs of sand - is not what my friends mean.
I'm pretty extreme - I mean it in a good way.
In general, I find Scandinavian places too cold. This should not be a surprise. Chinese energy practices are about energy, and the quality of it. I respond well to integrated places, coming from a heartfelt place, not just about making money. To me, it's all about the quality of the space. Part of that is, of course, the food. My friends are not so sensitive. They are more concerned with the food, and that it's quiet enough so we can hear our own converstaion.

Re fondu: it is fun on a very silly level. Unfortunately/fortunately I don't do cheese. But I will NEVER turn down a chocolate fondu.
Thanks for your suggestions. LIta

Mar 14, 2010
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Quiet, fun restaurants Manhattan

Always on lookout for quiet restaurants. Fun? I'm not even sure what I mean. My favorites at this point are Candle79, Compass, private wine cave Piccoline[four people minimum]. Yes, good food is important, but I'd rather have mediocre food than noise. Noise is not just loud talking, etc. It's also troubling accoustics, jumbled decoration, and much more. Not to suggest that I have to go to an upscale place. I love dives, and dark places too.

In terms of food, I am what-is-called clean. I eat meat, etc. very infrequently, and usually have vegtable stirfys at home. I am a personal trainer, and Taoist instructor. However, my friends are not like I am. And I can always find something on a menu to eat. So health food is not necessary. If I had my way, I would never go out to eat. But I do see friends off and on, and they like to go out.

So any suggestions that you all could make would be most appreciated. And I will supply feedback. Thanks. Lita

Mar 13, 2010
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