I just finished graduate school and am going (with my mother) to NYC for a celebratory trip. We want to have one really special dinner (on Saturday March 24th), and I think we're looking at around $150 or so for 2 people, and in Manhattan. Here are some of the places I'm considering. Please let me know which you'd choose and why. I am not really into pasta, (though I do like Italian). Also, I need to keep fairly low carb in eating for health reasons. I am probably more adventurous than my mother when it comes to food. I've picked these places based on reading people's opinions and from looking at their menus. I know most of these have been discussed here before, but I'm looking for opinions on them as compared to each other.
Also, is there somewhere that meets my criteria you'd recommend over these places?
Babbo (the tasting menu)