My SO and I live in NYC and our close friend lives in Columbia. He not only just received his Master's degree but also got engaged! Since we won't be able to see him and his fiancee for awhile, we wanted to give them a gift certificate so they could enjoy a special night out together.
I've searched the board and have come up with the following possibilities: Sophia's, Cherry Hill Brasserie, Sycamore's and Cherry St Wine Cellar & Bistro. They all seem in the style of what we're looking for - new/modern American and somewhat upscale without being overly formal.
Are there any others I've missed? Our friend and his fiancee are very much focused on local/organic eating so if there is anything like that in the area that would be appropriate for a special night out I would love the recs.
Thanks very much!