I apologize: I am sure this has been asked and answered many times before.
I am looking for a good place on the UWS for a first date: something on the more sophisticated side, but also relaxed and casual. Price is not an issue (but at a certain price point, the place likely will cease to be relaxed and casual). Foodwise, I'd prefer to avoid ethnic (too risky for a first date, imho, when you don't know your date's food preferences!). I'd appreciate recs of places for drinks, too.