Girlfriend's 30th birthday is fast approaching, and I currently have a reservation for Cafe Boulud, but part of me wonders if it will be a little on the stuffy side? Will two young(ish) downtown rock 'n roll types feel like we're invading our parents domain? Don't get me wrong, we dress up nice, but the Upper East Side isn't a normal stomping ground.
Have also considered Cru, though my date doesn't drink and I know that a big part of the Cru experience is the wine.
Promise to write a review of wherever we end up (which reminds me, we were just at Blue Hill. Need to review that one!)