I am looking to do a tasting menu dinner for 2 on a Friday night in October. The important considerations are food (duh), wine selection, ambiance - more romantic/intimate conversation than lively or a scene. We also do not want to feel rushed, and hope to dinner would last 2+ hours.
I am considering No. 9 Park, Pigalle, Troquet, and L'Espalier (although have not heard enough about the new location yet). Any thoughts among these or recommendations for others? I am looking to keep it to Boston-proper, and not cross the river.