Chowhounds, Please Help!
I am taking my wife for her 30th Birthday in a couple of weeks to either Daniel or Veritas. I always take her to an upscale place that we haven't tried before. To give an example of my tastes and likes/dislikes, we have had great experiences at the following: Union Square/11 Madison/Gramercy Tavern, Babbo, Il Mulino, Jean Georges, and Le Bernadin. Was unimpressed by the following: Gotham, Aureole and Nobu. I am really looking forward to this meal. I was all set to fire up all the cylinders and head to Daniel, but saw some dismal posts on this board. My reservation is at 6:45, but I also have a 7:30 at Veritas. We are into food first and foremost (as opposed to say, Wine, dessert or cheese, all of which we happen to really like as well). We just had a baby girl a couple of months ago and this will be our first night out in a while, so we want it to be special.