I will be visiting NY at the end of the month for my girlfriend's birthday and am looking for a romantic sushi restaurant to have dinner before we meet up with friends for birthday drinks. As usual, a few restrictions apply: Ambience is quite significant, the more intimate (I'm sorry I can't define it more specifically!), the better. Location would preferably be Midtown East or further south of that, but I'm open to other suggestions a well. Price is of secondary importance.
One big restriction is that I would prefer if there were also a few other things on the menu apart from sushi (e.g. kobe beef?) as I do not eat fish or seafood (I know, I know, but I've tried it several times, it just doesn't agree with me, mostly due to bad childhood experiences...). Why sushi then, I hear you ask? Well, she loves it and I feel bad depriving her of it, so I occasionally bite the bullet to indulge her, and her birthday would definitely be one such occasion! If this restricts options too much, I guess I can always have cucumber or avocado rolls too, what's more important is that she enjoys it!
I apologize for the slightly weird request, any ideas would be greatly appreciated!