My best friend's birthday is coming up in 15 days, and I need a really great place for her. For my birthday, she took me to the Per Se lounge (not the dining room), so I definitely want something in that level of fancy-schmancy-ness! I've looked at all the usual options, such a EMP, Daniel, Masa, Le Bernadin, River Cafe, Brooklyn Table, etc, but it's harder than I thought to find a place with a vegetarian chef's menu!
I had called the NoMad Rooftop the other day, and they offered a vegetarian tasting menu, but I had read mediocre reviews? I would hope to keep the cost of dinner + wine under $500 (as the PerSe prix fixe menu would come out to around $600 total). I know this sounds like a tough order, but any help would be greatly appreciated!