I will be turning 29 in October, gasp, and want to celebrate the last year of my twenties in style. I am looking for a place that has fantastic food, gourmet even, but not a stuffy or uncomfortable atmosphere (my husband doesn't fare well in froo froo situations). Price isn't really the issue, but comfort is. The best way I can say what I am looking for would be something like Babbo in NYC. We had such a wonderful meal, it was a fantastic experience, and my husband LOVED the music! I'm not looking for Italian only, just want some really delicious food!! And another thing, usally I LOVE wine, but am with child and my husband is a prettty easy target with regular booze. Here is a list of places that we have been too and liked to give you an example of our taste:
Grotto (one of our favorite places)
Upstairs on the Square
And here is a list of places that we weren't too fond of or are not interested in at this time:
Clio (way too stuffy for the hubby, but I loved)
Aujourd'hui (stuff factor)
L'Espalier (stuff factor)
If you could help me out, that would be wonderful, I would like to have a memorable birthday dinner, our last as a twosome!