Hi there. I am trying to find a restaurant for my anniversary, but I'm operating under some tight constraints...the main one being my foodie wife.
What I'm looking for is a place that offers a romantic atmosphere with high-quality ingredients and perhaps isn't the talk of the town. When we head out, we often find that the most famous restaurants don't live up to the hype. (Maybe the hype is the problem...)
Anyway, to give you an idea of what we like, we've had wonderful dinners at Bouley, The Place Too, Room Service, Thalassa and En Japanese Brasserie, just to name the stand outs. The main thing for us (and, really, her) is taste and quality of the ingredients.
She is a huge fish lover, and also very big into fruits and vegetables. Not a big steak eater, and same goes for poultry. (Honestly, we should just move to a fishing village somewhere in Maine... heh.) She really dislikes most Italian food, but is otherwise open to most international cuisine out there. She loves Asian places, Middle eastern places and