My husband and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year! I'd like to surprise him with dinner out somewhere really special; not only because of the occasion, but because it'll be our first night out together after the birth of our second child. We, quite literally, never go anywhere anymore! Also, we are leaving New York early next year, so I want us to have had at least one really special, memorable evening before then.
Here are the considerations:
- we both love food, but aren't what you would likely call "foodies" in the sense that we don't really care for foams and froths or the use of gases in cooking or organ meat. I guess we're not on the cutting edge of food, but we love nice, fresh ingredients prepared well. We used to really like Gotham, but it started to get a little spotty in terms of service over the last few years, we found.
- I'm a vegetarian, my husband is not.
- price isn't really a consideration. I'd like to spend around $500ish max, but would pay more if there was something really incredible available.
We're very much out of the loop with what's new and exciting on the food scene, so we'd appreciate any of your thoughts. I was thinking Gramercy Tavern (we've only been for lunch before), Eleven Madison Park (never been), Daniel (never been, might not be affordable anyway?), Il Mulino (I've been for lunch - we both love Italian food), or Babbo (I worry there may not be sufficient vegetarian options, though).
Thanks in advance!
Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011
86 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012