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Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

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Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

HI All,

I have been to NY a bunch but never with my daughter.

Taking her for her 1st time 6/13 as an 8th grade grad present.

Looking for locations for a delicious and memorable dinner..

Not looking for $125 a plate but something nice and dressy (somewhat) and special...

Something with a possible view and great atmosphere that will fit her fish/steak tastes... (She is no burger and fries girl)...

We will be there 5 days/4 nights so any other ideas welcome.

Planning on looking at what we want to do (Lower Manhattan/Brooklyn, TS (for a short stop just to show her- ESB) and then breaking days up by location....

Thanks!! Cant wait to come back!!!

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1. Re: Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

Just a thought - How about an early show at Dizzy's Club of Jazz at Lincoln Center http://jalc.org/dizzys

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2. Re: Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

I like the Dizzy's idea. Another is Robert in the Museum of Art & Design. The museum is also great Gorgeous view of Central Park. Eat before sunset .

www.yelp.com/biz/robert-restaurant-new-york

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3. Re: Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

What about catch in the meat packing district...it's a scene and has great food. You'll know your in NYC.

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4. Re: Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

There's Buddakan if she has seen the movie Sex and the City, great atmosphere, even my 4 and 2 1/2 year old grandchildren are in awe of it! They think it is so "glam!" I always like Balthazar's for its atmosphere and great lighting, and often times some "celebrity" sightings. Lunch is always fun at Fred's on the 9th floor of Barneys. You see NY diners at their "chicest" and fun shopping for the younger set in the Co op Section.

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5. Re: Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

Thanks for the great suggestions....

We may have to have a couple really great dinners,,,

Definitely going to hit up Robert

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6. Re: Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

Eek..I have to alert you to what your experience at Robert could be like..see my post at #4 on this thread....

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7. Re: Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

Thanks for the response JennyR..

I am wondering if maybe all the rush was because of Christmas??

Has anyone else had something similar happen?

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8. Re: Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

I think there's no doubt the reviews on Robert are mixed. I have not had a bad experience apart from "flaky" (as in disorganized) service. I've sent more than a few other people there and have had no other disappointments; BUT it's not by any means one of the finest restaurants in NYC.

As soon as you stipulate a view, the options become more limited. There's a newish Korean restaurant at the top of an office building near Penn station but that's getting mixed reviews as well.

…eater.com/archives/2012/10/gaonnuri_a_massi…

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9. Re: Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

I guess you are right about the "view"....

Would also be interested in atmosphere etc... not necessarily skyline.

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10. Re: Nice dinner with my 14yo daughter (No TS- No burgers/fries)

Hey GOODIENUFF79:-) You may want to check out Landmarc in the Time Warner Building at Columbus Circle?;-) You can request a table by the window for views! Best.. and enJOY!