I'm being treated to a fancy birthday lunch tomorrow (b-day was 8 months ago, but never mind). I can go anywhere I want, provided they're open Monday and I can get a reservation with this late notice.
Here are the conditions:
Upper East Side is optimal (close locations considered)
Needs to have plenty of fish or vegetarian options
Prefer big, bold, even shocking flavors to super-subtle refinement (subtle/bold combinations are okay)
Prefer cozy/romantic to corporate/power ambiance
Any cuisine/ethnicity is fine.
Was thinking of trying for Daniel, but not sure a) if they're open for lunch, b) if there's any hope of getting a res. this late (res. department is closed right now) c) if it violates any or all of the above conditions.
Thanks for your help, hounds!
p.s. Please note handle change.