I really like this guy. He's from out of town, so it's up to me to show him the nyc ropes--oh the pressure! So many places I want to try but don't want to make a mistake in food or ambience. I tend to like ethnic food but hesitate to go somewhere one eats w/fingers or chopsticks on a first date... Moderate price range, and definitely not loud! Cozy atmosphere, but not cutesy. trendy is fine, just not obnoxiously sceney, if that makes sense.
Considering: Citron, August, Peasant(have been and love it), Alta, Oliva. Pros and cons of any? Please warn me away from any if necessary! Other sugg totally welcome. Don't let me down guys!! Thanks!