Help me Chowhound!
I have a date with a girl I've gone out with a few times -- she's coming to NY for the weekend (we're both students spending the summer in different cities) and I'm taking her to dinner on a Friday night.
I'm hoping to find somewhere romantic (i.e., tables not too packed together, not too noisy so you can have an actual conversation, nice wine list) but at the same time nothing too stuffy or formal. I'm not looking for Bouley/Le Bernardin type places -- more like the kind of place that feels like you've just discovered a hidden find.
Budget is not an issue -- perhaps $200 for 2? I'm flexible. Downtown location preferred, but am open to anywhere in Manhattan.