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One Dinner in NYC

My wife and I will be in Manhattan on Dec 3rd., and we want to have one great meal. So far, we're considering Peter Lugers, dinner at the bar at Raos, Gramercy Tavern and Del Posto. Can anyone help us decide. I'm open to suggestions.$$$ no object, but...

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Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

Del Posto
85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Nov 13, 2009
billreeves in Manhattan

Peter Lugers

My wife and I are visiting NYC in December to see a show at Town Hall. Can I eat at Lugers and still make an 8pm show in midtown?

Nov 06, 2009
billreeves in Manhattan

Ruths Chris - Wearing a bowl of soup

Thanks for everyones input, shared experiences and suggestions. I've followed the advice of the majority and have sent a letter to corporate. I'll let you know if I hear back.

Nov 21, 2008
billreeves in Chains

Ruths Chris - Wearing a bowl of soup

Thanks for your response and suggestion. Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that a $90 steak was for just for me, neither were the two bowls of soup referenced in that same sentance.

Nov 07, 2008
billreeves in Chains

Ruths Chris Tampa - Disappointed

I haven't been able to shake feeling like I got a bad rap at Ruths Chris, and I'm leaving it up to the Chowhounders to tell me if I'm off base or not.

Last weekend, my wife surprised me with dinner reservations at Tampa's Ruth's Chris for my 40th birthday. Tampa has all the chain steakhouses, as well as a few excellent privately-owned places (Berns), but we've always enjoyed RC. Soon after ordering the $90 porthouse, wine, sides and two bowls of lobster bisque, the waiter spilled the bisque on my wife's dress. She spent 20 minutes in the restroom cleaning up and the rest of the evening apologising to me for "ruining the night". The manager did come out when she returned to offer his apologies and a comp for her drycleaning bill.

We didn't make a huge scene in the dining room, and understand accidents happen, but were shocked when we received the bill and saw that the entire $180 bill was due. I appreciate the $4.00 comp to dry clean the dress, but my wife ate dinner in a wet dress that smelled like fish that night, had to return home and scrap after dinner plans and they even charged us for the soup!

I spoke to the manager a few days later and explained I felt "unappreciated" by their response to a ruined evening. He said come back in and they would make sure our next visit was up to our expectaions. What does that mean?

Am I being to hard on RC? Its been two weeks and still feel like they valued the bill over the customer.

Your thoughts?

Nov 06, 2008
billreeves in Florida

Ruths Chris - Wearing a bowl of soup

I haven't been able to shake feeling like I got a bad rap at Ruths Chris, and I'm leaving it up to the Chowhounders to tell me if I'm off base or not.

Last weekend, my wife surprised me with dinner reservations at Tampa's Ruth's Chris for my 40th birthday. Tampa has all the chain steakhouses, as well as a few excellent privately-owned places (Berns), but we've always enjoyed RC. Soon after ordering the $90 porthouse, wine, sides and two bowls of lobster bisque, the waiter spilled the bisque on my wife's dress. She spent 20 minutes in the restroom cleaning up and the rest of the evening apologising to me for "ruining the night". The manager did come out when she returned to offer his apologies and a comp for her drycleaning bill.

We didn't make a huge scene in the dining room, and understand accidents happen, but were shocked when we received the bill and saw that the entire $180 bill was due. I appreciate the $4.00 comp to dry clean the dress, but my wife ate dinner in a wet dress that smelled like fish that night, had to return home and scrap after dinner plans and they even charged us for the soup!

I spoke to the manager a few days later and explained I felt "unappreciated" by their response to a ruined evening. He said come back in and they would make sure our next visit was up to our expectaions. What does that mean?

Am I being to hard on RC? Its been two weeks and still feel like they valued the bill over the customer.

Your thoughts?

Nov 06, 2008
billreeves in Chains

Sunday Brunch in Midtown or Upper Manhattan

Thanks to all of you for all of the suggestions. I appreciate your comments brendastarlet, but for a one day trip to NYC, is a $10-$20 cab ride really a reason to narrow down my options to find a great meal?

May 13, 2008
billreeves in Manhattan

Sunday Brunch in Midtown or Upper Manhattan

My wife and I will be in Manhattan this weekend. After a Saturday night dinner at Wolfgangs in Tribeca, we want to have an early morning run in Central Park followed by a great Sunday brunch. Any suggestions around Central Park for Sunday brunch?

Also, any suggestions for after dinner spots on Saturday for music and desssert would be appreciated.

Bill

May 12, 2008
billreeves in Manhattan