I know this sort of topic has come up before here, but I'm looking for a great dining experience for my birthday in Manhattan.
I've previously been to Picholine, March (both excellent), Gramercy Tavern and Babbo (both very good) for the event.
This year (b-day's in June) I was thinking about Gotham Bar and Grill or Aureole (two places I've always meant to go to), but I'm a little discouraged after reading through a number of comments here.
Does anyone have any other suggestions along the lines of the above mentioned places? Don't want to go too crazy on the price, but $200-$250 for two would be alright.
Any help would be appreciated.