Simple enough question: Looking for a place in the Annex/Little Italy area for an intimate dinner with my boyfriend before heading out to my birthday party with my friends. I've narrowed it down to either Grace or The Harbord Room, based on menus and reviews I've read, but having never been to either, I'm not sure which is more suitable in terms of atmosphere, etc. I like fine dining and care first about the quality of the food, but also want somewhere with a relaxed welcoming feel.
Which would you choose?
(Note: I'm pescaterian, but the boy eats everything.)