I have been out of the loop for the past year or so (new baby, etc...) and really want to wow my husband with a birthday dinner in the city or surrounding areas. We always loved celebrating at Lacroix, Vetri, Le Bec and Buddakan (yes, gasp.... we love a Stephen Starr restaurant) in the past. On a more casual note, we often used to dine at Parc, Osteria, Distrito and other places. Looking to take him to somewhere on the newer side that has great service and even better food. He loves French and many other cuisines, but his first choice is definitely not too ethnic (Indian, Middle Eastern, Spanish). He was a chef for over 10 years and likes to be wowed at a restaurant. So, let me know some of your favorite newer options. Tasting menu's are definitely something we enjoy, but not a necessity.
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