Suggestions Needed: Birthday for 2 this weekend (read on for details)
My boyfriend and I are celebrating my birthday this weekend, and it's partially my choice. (I'm giving him a short list and he's going to surprise me by picking one from the list) Unfortunately, I'm not 100% sure where I'd like to go. I'm looking for:
- Possibly Romantic/Intimate (but not way over the top romantic) -- I'd prefer it NOT be a loud, bustling restaurant (although I know that could unavoidable)
- Midtown & below (however I do prefer downtown)
- Moderate to Moderate-Expensive
- No Japanese, Chinese, or Mexican
Any recommendations would be much appreciated!
Three places I would recommend: Veritas (New American), Fleur de Sel (Modern French), and Devi (Indian). It goes without saying that all have superb cuisine. And when it comes to atmospherics, they have a very civilized feel and a pleasing conversation-friendly noise level. Veritas and Fleur de Sel both have small dining rooms with stylish contemporary decor. Devi has unusual, elegant decor. It is a large restaurant on two levels; however, if it is the place your boyfriend chooses, instruct him to request a table in one of the two intimate, curtained alcoves at the rear of the main level or on the small, cozier balcony level.
Enjoy and Happy Birthday!
Jarnac was great for a quiet dinner with my wife a two months ago. Dinner was excellent, and it was very quiet. No bustle.