Sharing my birthday with my sister-in-laws 30th who is visiting from London. As it her big 3 0 I want to go somewhere very special, and a good ambiance is as important as the food (but both should be great). I cousin of mine has recommended Cecconi's as he has been there a few times and really enjoyed it. before that I was leaning towards Hakassan as I always enjoy it there (although my wife things the food is just ok). There are just the four of us for dinner this Thursday. Kinda of sucks sharing my birthday (although I am used to it as my 3 year old was born on my birthday!) and I am feeling the pressure as it is such as big birthday for her.
The space at Cecconi's looks really nice, but I have read mixed reviews on the food. Anyone with any experience there? Any other alternative suggestions?