I plan on dining at two restaurants. Both somewhat upscale American New places, but both not quite as upscale as EMP, Corton, Veritas, etc.
I want one place to be more straight forward American New with safe, tasty flavors, and one that is a little bit more out there with more unique influences.
I have narrowed down my safe straight forward American to Hearth and Perilla. Ouest was close but it is out of the running.
Has anyone been to both? Which one did you prefer?
August and Annisa both seem similar to Perilla but are just less straight forward. I know they are very very different, but which do you think is better?
I know there are more places like August and Annisa around the city, but I haven't found one that clicks. Places that are more haevily focused on a particular ethnic cuisine like Spice Market, Tabla, Aquavit, or Pylos are not in the running. I don't want anything that is excessively french like corton, too fancy like Veritas.
I came across graffiti food and wine bar, knife and fork restaurant, but they just didn't click.
So far, its come down to August and Annisa, and I haven't been able to choose.