I want to get a gift certificate for my niece and her fiance for Christmas. I have their names. We spend $200. They are middle-class working mid-20-year-olds who like to venture to NYC from CT for a nice dinner. They love davidburke & donatella, not huge drinkers, probably a glass of wine each; neither of them are great risk-takers with food, but I guess they enjoy the trendy nature of dbd but do love that new-American menu--so along those lines, but some place they haven't been. No jackets-only places, non-pretentious.
Based on some reviews here and some comments from a friend, let me know if any of these will fit the bill or make a better suggestion.
Crispo - - In looking at their website, www.crisporestaurant.com, that year-round patio just looks so incredibly inviting and romantic.
Telepan - - www.telepan-ny.com
Cafe Gray - - www.cafegray.com
The Modern at MOMA - - - www.themodernnyc.com - A friend recommended this; thought it may be cool if they can get a res. I read that it is Austrian-influenced--yum.