We'll be in Manhattan for our anniversary. Ironically I grew up on the UWS but have been living on the other coast for 20 years. As such I have really no notion of where to go these days (and what might still be around).
So - looking for a place that doesn't have to be uber expensive or stuffy, but is a special experience. I do recall a place in the Village that I went to - probably 25 years ago? - that was in an older historic building that felt like you were dining in colonial times? VERY lovely - but I surely cannot recall the name.
Any and all recommendations are welcome.