I am in the process of planning a surprise trip with my wife to New York City for our 10 year anniversary. This will be the first time to the city for both of us and I am quite excited. We will be staying in Times Square for 5 nights from Monday (2/4) to Saturday (2/9). I am planning to do a lot of sightseeing during the day and planning on taking her to see 4 or 5 Broadway shows in the evenings. Over the past few nights (when my wife is asleep), I have been doing alot of research on these message boards for pre-theater restaurants. The following restaurants have been recommended and are followed by a few questions:
Italian: Trattoria Trecolori, Lattanzi Ristorante, Ecsa, Vice Versa, Roberto Passon, Cascina
American: Amalia, West Bank
French: Cafe Madelaine, Marseille
Q1) On our anniversary (Thursday night) I am taking her to see the Phantom of the Opera, our favorite, at the Majestic @ 8 pm. I would appreciate any suggestions as to the most "romantic" and/or "Anniversary appropriate" pre-theater restaurant either from the list above or maybe some that are not mentioned.
Next, since we will be eating 4 to 5 pre-theater meals, I would love to hear what your opinion is as to the best all-around
Q4) Steakhouse, and
restaurants in the Theater district. For questions 2 thru 5, the basis for evaluation would be the overall quality of the meal and service, not so much how romantic the setting.
Lastly, I would like to thank and commend all of you who take the time to answer all of the various questions posed on this board. As a NYC newbie, it is a very daunting task to try to make an educated decision on what to see and where to eat, but I have learned alot by reading this board and you provide a great service to those like myself. So thank you in advance for helping me make this a great and memorable trip.