I've, ahh, made reservations (all but one to be canceled in a timely fashion, depending upon advice given here and elsewhere) for the three above restaurants for next Thursday. Have also considered Babbo, but saw many posts about bad service; considered Atelier also, but don't have a feel for the place.
Have never eaten at any of the above. FYI, my sole criteria are:
-relatively seamless service
Oh, and boyfriend is a wee bit of a picky eater (he's more adventurous than he thinks he is, but as long as there's a recognizable beef/chicken/fish entree, he'll do fine).
Chowhounds please help! Also please feel free to suggest other spots that I'm overlooking.