Made a reservation at Battersby back in late June for my husbands' 60th birthday, which is today. I had a back and forth dialogue with them and it was set . We never ate there and after all the press and reviews thought it would be a good choice. We live in the Rockaways, so have to travel for good food anyway. I decided to confirm yesterday since I had a gut feeling they would forget. Well, they did. They said they are sorry but decided to close today for an event. Nice, right? When were they going to tell me? When I got there tonight? If you have an event scheduled, even last minute, you have at least 2 days notice. No compensation just an offer to do it another day. Like he turns 60 everyday. So here I am trying to find somewhere to bring him. I thought Sauls, but they are closed on Tuesday. Been to Osteria Convivium several times and Lot 2 is good, but always go there.Applewood's menu doesn't thrill me, but maybe I am being too judgmental. My daughter suggested Aurora and Traif. He doesn't like tappas cause he likes more quantity but I think Traif is different, am I right? He doesn't like pretentious places so I usually opt to bring my daughter's to Restaurant Week places. For example, while he appreciated the food at the new Nomad Hotel, he was hungry with the RW menu. But we are foodies and eat most types of food, with Indian being a favorite. Please help! PS. He saw Traif's menu and seemed to like it cause it's different.
Thanks for any help!