I'm showing my age, but when I first moved to NYC in the late 1970's, there was a sort of quirky restaurant on Third Ave. (in the 20's?) that had a kind of French inspired menu, along with things like Duck l'Orange and Steak Diane.
I can't even remember if the food was good or bad or if I even knew the difference at that time, but the interesting feature of this place was that they had private curtained booths that could be closed, and you would not even be disturbed by the waiter unless you opened the curtains.
The place had a balcony and was quirkily decorated in a thrift shop/elegenza type of style. They might have occasionally had a show on the top floor.
Sadly, this place is long gone and forgotten.
I've seen places like this in Europe, but none here.
Anyone remember this place, and perhaps know anything like it in Manhattan that still exists for romantic dates?