Hey all. I am a recent contributor and I am so far thoroughly impressed with everyone's knowledge here. I am looking for a restaurant recommendation to take my wife to for our anniversary. It's not a major thinkg, but I am looking for the right mix or romantic and cool. By romantic I don't mean a guy playing on a piano, but more of a laid-back, semi-quiet, no-rush atmosphere. By cool I mean a predominantly local 20-something crowd, no logoed LV bags paired with UGGs, please. I would like something new. The tried and trues include:
Blue Ribbon/Blue Ribbon Bakery (downstairs)
Budget is $100 per person max, including a glass of wine, tax, and a 15% tip.
Location: Anything below 23rd street is fine by me. Preferably not in the meatsmelling district.
I was thinking The Mercer, but I am not sure.