My fiance and I are travelling to Manhattan on 29th Nov. for my birthday on the 1st Dec. and want to fit in many of the restaurants mentioned on this site - it's been so helpful. However we have booked the River Cafe for the night of the 1st and can't find any comments on it. Has anyone got any hints about its ambience, food and service or should we choose Daniel/Jean-Georges/Gramercy Tavern for a special occasion? If this is the case what are our chances of getting a booking at this stage? Any help would be greatly appreciated as last year we ate at the Rainbow Grill on the night of my birthday and were very disappointed(fell into the tourist trap!)so this time we would like to experience a special evening in our favorite city!