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Alcohol in restaurants NY, -21

Hello everyone!
I have a question: My boyfriend and I have been planning a trip to New York City for aaages. The last time I was there I was 13, and he's never been out of Europe. We've been saving up and were planning on going during the summer of 2012. But yesterday I realised, I'm not going to be 21 until october of 2012!

Being half Dutch half Belgian, I've been used to drinking wine at home since I was 8 and drinking legally at cafe's since I was 16. My boyfriend and I don't like to party or visit bars and clubs much, so that won't be a problem. We usually only drink about one glass of alcohol a week, but on holliday one of our favorite things is to enjoy a good glass of wine together at dinner. My question to you is, will this be possible? Will I be able to have a glass of wine when dining at a good restaurant? Or will I be refused as I will be 20 years old at that time? I do look older then I am, but I hear they check ID all the time. I don't mind being refused at clubs and bars, but if I can't have a glass of wine at dinner that would make me consider postponing the trip. What do you think? Thanks for your help!

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