Tomorrow is my birthday and I have been reading Chowhound trying to get a restaurant for dinner. I read so much yesterday that I actually made my head swim.
Here are our specifics: Small group that includes one seriously "finicky" eater, looking for not super dressy/stuffy or outrageously expensive, would like reasonably good food, drinks and atmosphere.
If it was up to me I would have booked a table at Bina Osteria, L'Espalier or Sorrellina but due to said finicky person I also checked out Davio's, Smith & Wollensky (chain restaurant I know but thought it might be a novel idea but something about having to pay for a baked potato after shelling out $45 for steak kills me....) and then thought - what about The Bristol Lounge?
I have never been and would love to know about the food/atmosphere, pricing and whether or not you think it's a good choice? Feel free to steer me towards someplace different if you prefer.