I'm splurging on a nice meal for a special occasion and have narrowed it down to EMP, Le Bernardin or Gramercy Tavern. What are your thoughts?
I've done my research and am familiar with the pricing, reservation policies, etc. We would be ordering the prix-fixe options, not the tasting menus, at each place. My top priority is good food, rather than service. I've read that EMP has the most amazing service, but please let me know what your thoughts are in terms of food only. I'm sure I'll be satisfied with the service at all three restaurants :) Also, any comments on the quantity of food would be appreciated. I want to make sure that everyone leaves the restaurant feeling full!
My plan is to go for dinner, but I see that EMP and Le Bernardin have the same prix fixe menu for lunch. Is there any difference at all between lunch versus dinner at these two restaurants?