Hi, all. I'm looking for a very special restaurant in Manhattan for my boyfriend's birthday next week. I'd really love to take him to Momofuku Ko, but it's a little rich for my blood. He's been to most of the current outstanding restaurants in the area (Jean Georges, Gramercy Tavern, Fatty Crab, Peter Luger, Spigolo, etc.), but I want to make this a special surprise restaurant "experience."
I'm willing to pay around $100/pp, wine included. Would love a place that has a tasting menu, to heighten the drama, so to speak. If the place is getting a lot of buzz right now, all the better. He likes ethnic foods as well as steak. I'm thinking no Italian or French places. Hope this isn't too specific, and thank you in advance!