I have a reservation at the following restaurants: Perilla, Alta and Stanton Social for Monday night. Which one is best for a low key birthday celebration, just two people, but not romantic (I'm going with my mother)?
The other option is to go down to Balthazar without a reservation and wait for a table...is this plausible around 8pm on a Monday night?
One other question: I am looking for a gastro-pub type atmosphere in the West Village area, not expensive, but not just a bar food place. Any suggestions??