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Daniel, Fancy Pants

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: This is the big leagues. Everything here is done in a slick uptown way, with generous details and a refined palette (atmosphere and food). The main dining room is nowhere as ornate as it used to be, which makes it a little less daunting. There is also a more casual front room option.
  • sip: I mean, do I have to spell it out? Fancy wines, champers, anything you would like
  • savor: Anything you eat is going to be fucking amazing, it is DANIEL; madeleines
  • sit: Hmmm...Daniel is a special occasion place for sure, but don't be intimidated! Without saying, this a place for your foodie friend from out of town, a nice place for your parents' anniversary, your anniversary, or just a place to treat yourself to a very memorable meal
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 60 East 65th Street (between Madison and Park)
  • phone number: 212-288-0033
  • website: www.danielnyc.com

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Boulud Sud: Better-teranean Food

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: civilized but not stuffy; minimally done dining room with soft-ish lighting and a buzz from all large open kitchen populated by cute men
  • sip: wine- there is a focus on Mediterranean wines that could encourage taking a shot blindly and trying something new; or you can stick to old standards, they say there are bottles from $25, so...
  • savor: hummus; eggplant; lamb; scallops; the breads
  • sit: people who like to share food; parents or out of towners who want to check out Lincoln Center; suitable for a business dinner
  • spend: $$
  • address: 20 West 64th Street
  • phone number: 212-595-1313
  • website: www.danielnyc.com (there is music)

Charlie Sheen and the Hookers at Daniel

The weirdest part of the whole Charlie Sheen/Plaza/Drug/Hooker situation (old news I know) is the fact that he went to dinner with this crew at Daniel.  Daniel! The refined, elegant Daniel, where people actually care more about taste than tits.  If Charlie was in fact doing coke in the bathroom, why bother to go somewhere so pricey and delicious- he...