I'll be trying to get into Babbo next weekend via a cancellation or waiting for one of the non-reserved tables. It's a celebratory dinner for two. But I'm worried about a ridiculously long wait, or not getting in at all.
If Babbo doesn't work out, where would you suggest we go? Somewhere nearby, preferrably, and romantic/special occasion-y without being too formal/uptight. Good cocktails and/or tasting menus are a plus as well.
I'm thinking: Annisa, Wallse, Village, AOC Bedford, Chez Michallet, Alta, but never been to any of them. Any other suggestions or comments on the above places?