My girlfriend and I are going to be staying at the Sofitel on Saturday August 4th and I am looking for a nice place to surprise her with for our one year anniversary dinner. I'm willing to spend up to $150 per person, though I would prefer to be closer to $100.
I'm looking for a place with a younger to mixed-age crowd. Someplace not really stuffy, and definitely not too quiet. I don't mind dressing up, but I don't currently own a suit or jacket (though I am heavily considering going out to get one). As far as the food is concerned, I'm leaning towards modern or traditional American, although I would not mind trying a nice Italian or French place
Some places I'm considering right now are:
Also this is my first time going to NYC, so I really am not familiar at all with the area. Any and all help is very much appreciated!!!