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Special Occasion - No Reservations?

Thanks so much for the recs and the anniversary wishes! I'll let you know how it turns out - I think we're going to try out Hearth for sure.

Dec 01, 2006
bkempton in Manhattan

Special Occasion - No Reservations?

My husband and I will be visiting NY very soon to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We're staying at the Millenium on West 44th and plan to see a couple of shows, do some sightseeing and enjoy the holiday ambiance. I would greatly appreciate any recommendations for good places to eat in the area (not Times Square, but maybe midtown and lower?). I'd like a really special place for our anniversary dinner, but I'm afraid we won't be able to get reservations anywhere since it's only a week away and this is Christmastime....(I finally got through on Babbo's res line and they laughed at me!) Italian, Mediterranean, "New" American, Asian - as long as it's fresh and good, we're up for it!

I've read recommendations for Gramercy's Tavern for a special occasion in some earlier posts...what about that?

(This Southern gal loves NY and could spend weeks eating my way around the city....but unfortunately I only have 3 days!) Thanks for your help and ideas.

Nov 29, 2006
bkempton in Manhattan