I'm looking for a special occasion meal on Saturday night for about $50pp (less would be better. Does not include alcohol, does include dessert.) Under consideration: pre theatre dinner at Tocqueville (went here for RW and was happy with the food and service), Degustation, Cafe/Bar Boulud. If I can get us into Babbo, I think I'm willing to break the budget.
Ideally it would be a somewhat romantic atmosphere and on the quieter side. We will probably be eating early, so if the place is loud during normal hours, that doesn't matter since we would probably go at 5:30-6p.
We dislike: Convivio, Lupa, Allegretti, Craft empire. Also for this event, no sushi. Any other chow suggestions are greatly appreciated.