I am travelling to NY for the weekend of Feb 2 from Toronto for my birthday dinner with a friend. She went to Art school so I thought dinner at Modern would be perfect and I loved their 4 course Prix Fixe option.. BUT they are closed on Sundays. (I know the Bar is open but I wanted something a bit more special - unless I hear otherwise)
We are staying on the Upper West Side but are really open to any location. Plan on checking out Meatpacking district as it is the one area I missed when I was last in NY 2 years ago. I am a young late 40s and she is early 30s . I would like a place that is fine dining but not overly stuffy. I want to avoid Italian and asian.
I want this to be a WOW experience, I am comfortable with a price around $100 per person (or less) for food only knowing that drinks and tip will add to that... a bonus would be if there was a great casual cocktail place nearby for after dinner.