We are two San Francisco chowhounds heading to New York to celebrate our 5th anniversary (first trip without the kids in 3.5 years!). Looking for great food and pleasant ambiance. We're willing to spend some money (250-350/dinner) for memorable dining experiences. Hoping to find a couple casual places with great menus as well as one or two more upscale, formal-but-romantic options. Our trip is planned for one month from now (May 3-8), so we're hopeful that we can still get reservations most places if we can just finalize our plans. We're staying at a friend's place in Chelsea (16th St & 7th Ave) but we're happy to explore other neighborhoods.After spending a lot of time searching through posts on this site, we've narrowed things down a bit but we still need some help making the final cut. Top four choices anyone?
Le Zie (recommended by friend whose apt. we're using)
And of course, feel free to suggest other places we may have overlooked (as well as recommendations for where to get a cocktail before or after dinner!). Thanks all!