i'm going to l'espalier for dinner tomorrow night and i'm pretty excited (it will be my first visit). i've browsed through some earlier posts, but i'd still appreciate some input, especially from recent visitors to the place. any important menu details? given 1) l'espalier's reputation for flawlessness and 2)what i anticipate will be a whopping check at the end of the meal, i want this to be more than amazing.
i also have a non-food-related question: what is the appropriate attire for this place? i imagine that it's formal, but i'd like to know to what degree. can i just wear a nice sweater and slacks, or do i have to bust out in something more like a dress? is the feeling of the place very conservative? what a bother these dress codes are...in any case, thanks in advance for your help.