I'm taking someone on a birthday dinner and when I asked where he wanted to go, he offered these three suggestions. I've never been to any of them and I'm interested in the pros and cons. Some questions I already know to ask are: Is Grace worth the hype and the price?, Is Larkin's nice enough for a casual-but-lovely birthday?, Is the patio or the inside better at The Hungry Cat? But there might be other pros and cons too.
Also, if there's a dish at any of them that's a must have (understanding that the menus are probably changing with the season), I'd like to know that too.
Help me Chowhounders!