Am looking for recommendations for 11/29-30 weekend (Fri/Sat Dinner) with my wife -- it's our 10 year anniversary.
We are big fans of Gotham Bar & Grill, have gotten to know Alfred Portale's cooking style and recipes, and have very much enjoyed that process.
We only get to visit New York once or twice a year. Am looking for another artist like Portale to add to our palette, without breaking the bank. I like that Gotham is a good value and eschews foo-foo.
Looking for world-class food (New American OR anything REALLY exceptional of any cuisine) with friendly service and casual-upscale atmosphere. A too-big bill will only stress out my wife. I'd say, realistically, we have a $250 budget for the meal, including all bells, whistles, tip, etc.
Any recommendations greatly appreciated!