We are on the waitlist for the Chocolate Room's V-Day special at 10pm, and yours truly has dropped the ball on a suitable dinner reservation for beforehands to give us enough time to make it back for this.
My wife and I are both hardcore foodies, so "decent" is not what we're looking for. A tall order, I know, especially given the short time frame.
So what *really good* eating experiences are likely to have a reservation for 2 on the early side on the big day? We're okay with offbeat, as long as it will be something to remember and enjoy experiencing together. All cuisines are open... e.g. really good soba recs?, but chinatown is out (has to have at least the possibility of being nominally romantic).
Your thoughts? Please keep me out of the doghouse!