I'm trying to decide where to take my gf for a pre V-Day dinner (Mid-Week). We generally like to do the full tasting menu experience. We've been to, in approximate order of preference, Per Se (lucked into a Friday reservation a few weeks ago), EMP (Gourmand was great), Daniel, Bouley, Cru, and The Modern. Our favorite outside NY was Cyrus, which I thought was better than Per Se.
I was thinking about the following which we have not been to: Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, or Picholine. I'd appreciate thoughts on those mentioned or other ideas for a great experience. Food is the top concern, with service, setting (romance) also important. Also, we really like interesting wine pairings. Thanks.