Boyfriend's birthday dinner is scheduled for next Sat, 4/21. It's just the two of us, I'm looking to spend $400 or less (all in wine/drinks, gratuity/tax).
I have reservations at Gotham Bar & Grill, Bouley & Mas Farmhouse.
We typically go to restaurants in the west village and soho (our regular spots are Raoul's, Little Owl, Bianca, Lupa, Mercer Kitchen, Blue Ribbon Bakery/Sushi, Locanda Verde, La Sierene)....
I am looking for something special, somewhere we wouldn't normally go, but still feels intimate and trendy (not too stuffy). We like to try new restaurants/we are semi-adventurous, but we both love a quentisentially NY restaurant.
I have also tried to get reservations at Babbo and Del Posto in case we are feeling Italian, but had no luck with either.
Please weigh in and help my indecision!
Thanks so much CH's!!!