Have a reservation for Craft for tonight (just got the res, so have no guilt about cancelling with such short notice) for our anniversary. Looked at multiple reviews and it looks like the food is good, and I've been there for RW lunch and the food/atmosphere was great. But I am still having a hard time getting excited about this. Seems like they are not very adventorous.
I think I just am looking for something more unique. On recent big occassions we have been to Brooklyn Fare, Ko and EMP--all were amazing, and I have to assume Craft just won't live up to that. I don't really want EMP-level fanciness for tonight but something like Brooklyn Fare or Degustation uniqueness would be great--but I've been to those. Anything else along that line?
Or maybe something that is not new american--I love Tia Pol but that's too crowded and don't want that for an anniversary dinner. but I was thinking of Sala 19 but they dont have any reservations as a normal time. Anything in that vein?
Thought about the tavern at Grammery Tavern, on the theory that if I am not going to get my socks blown off maybe I should spend less $$ (and they dont take reservations, so that can work if we get there early enough). Thoughts on that?
The other issue, I'm pregnant so uninterested in places where wine is the real focus, or raw/undercooked food.
Sorry for the whining, must be the weather or the pregnancy!
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