I'm new to the city (Astoria), and my boyfriend is coming for a visit for our anniversary next month. We're looking to go to a fancy dinner, but our budget is 100pp (ideally including drinks and tip). The quality of the food is the most important factor, but I would also like a place that's relatively elegant and not freakishly loud. I'd like to be able to dress up a little without feeling out of place.
I'm a pescatarian and my boyfriend eats everything. I'm leaning toward vaguely French or new American food, but I'm flexible. We both love seafood.
So far, the restaurants I've found on Chowhound with menus that interest me are: Perilla, Betony, and Blue Hill. Other suggestions are totally welcome.