My boyfriend and I are looking for recommendations for a romantic dinner for two in one of the upcoming weekends. We have been living in the Boston area for many years. We know the usual spots (Hammersly's, Craigie on Main, Radius, L'Espalier) but we're looking for something new. We're not interested in Itailian. We're willing to spend some money, but it has to be for good food (for example, a $200 meal wouldn't be out of the question).
In terms of menu, we're looking for a restaurant that serves a variety of quality food with options for more common staples (for the boy) and more esoteric or uncommon options (for me). I also enjoy "farm to table" style restaurants, but I'd want one that has a special atmosphere. We've put Icarus, No. 9, Evoo, and Troquet on the short list. We'd welcome opinions on these restaurants, as well as new recommendations.