Okay Chowhounders, I need some help.
I'm turning 30 later this month, and I want to go somewhere new for a really good dinner. What I'm looking for is a warm, special restaurant. When I say "special," I don't necessarily mean expensive -- I'm interested in any price point, but I don't care much for fanciness for fanciness's sake. I'm looking for the kind of place that inspires loyalty and devotion, a restaurant with SOUL. A warm room, kind service, wonderful food, all around just a lovely meal. Any kind of food will do, in any borough.
Here are some of my favorites (an eclectic and random sampling): Convivio, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Lavagna, Bianca, Craft, Perilla, Korean barbecue (in general), Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles, Parm, Del Posto, North Fork Table and Inn (Long Island), lunch at Peter Luger.