My wife and I are taking out another couple in mid december for a celebratory dinner of sorts. We plan to pay for the whole meal, so while we want some place nice, we also are not looking for the 8 course tasting dinner at Daniel. For example, I love the idea of Tocqueville but it is out of our price range.
We have no preference on food type or location. Although Eastside is easier, a great spot on the Westside or downtown will not be overlooked. Extra points for something on the Upper East Side, but again, we are not married to the area.
Please help if you can!