I'm planning on treating myself to a special dinner for my birthday.
I looked at the menus for Tony's, Niche, Sidney Street Cafe, Monarch, Erato, and Stone Soup Cottage. Stone Soup Cottage doesn't have an opening on my birthday (or even the weekend prior), so I've eliminated that one based on timing. I could still go on the weekend after my b-day, I guess....
Right now, my top three are Niche, Erato, and Tony's. What's the best choice? Is there something I missed? I love steak, but I'm trying to avoid steakhouses, unless it's spectacular. I would also be open to a Japanese omakase experience if there are any recommendations there.
Also, I plan on going solo. Will that present any problems as far as tasting menus are concerned?