Birthday this weekend and the wife wants me to pick a place for a celebratory dinner (sorry for the what are the best places standard ask, hopefully a twist). I want to go somewhere I haven't been (I'll list all I can think of below) and want something interesting; I'm getting bored with the standard fare offered in most restaurants, bone marrow and such. Price/location not an issue anything from funky to fine dining works. Interesting suggestions appreciated.
Places I've been and are ruled out: Juniper and Ivy (my current favorite), Lion's Share, Little Sheep, That Chinese dry hot pot place whose name I can't recall, Carnitas Snack Shack, Addison, O-Sab e Lee, Q'ero, Blue Ribbon, PrepKitchen(s), Bencotto, Brooklyn Girl, Avant, Puesto, PF Changs (not really, just checking if you were reading), Smoking Goat, Phoung Tran, Kitchen 1540, others but I can't think of.