Need the perfect birthday spot for two (my lady and myself), ideally hitting on these 3 criteria:
1) Great food - We're picky. I've included a list of what we've enjoyed and been turned off by if it helps give a better idea of what we're looking for.
2) Lively atmosphere, but able to talk. Hip or fun versus stuffy (e.g. Valentino, Matteo's)
3) Good wines - Diverse selection of nice wines, by the bottle and the glass
Love: Lucques, Jiraffe, Musha, Tasca, Hungry Cat, Mozza (me, the lady has never been), Malibu Seafood
Left disappointed: Providence, Melisse, AOC, Fraiche, Violet, Nook, Beacon