I'm trying to pick out a special occasion dinner spot for my husband's 40th in late July. In the last few years we have been doing our high end dining in Europe and Japan, so my list consists only of places we have been and loved (EMP, Marea) and places we haven't been but want to go (LeB and the Modern). I would love to hear your opinions and recent experiences at these places, and also suggestions if any of alternatives. We are not in Brooklyn Fare's or Ko's camps, otherwise we are quite diverse in our preference.
Thank you very much in advance!