I'm hoping not to exceed $250 for an anniversary dinner for two people including a couple of drinks, tips, tax. Ideally, I'm looking for a less expensive tasting menu, so right now I have a reservation at Blue Hill (nyc location). Given our budget, I could give up the tasting menu idea for the right place, so I am also considering L'Impero, Little Owl, and Ouest. I'm looking for seafood, Italian, or American nouveau (the bf is not that adventurous). The Mermaid Inn is usually our default place, but I don't think the atmosphere is romantic enough for this occasion. We still have 4 weeks, so getting a reservation shouldn't be a problem. Any comments/ideas? Has anyone had the Blue Hill tasting menu recently? Thanks!