Need romance and amazing view!
I need a little help! We are coming to New York City for our 1yr anniversary and I am trying to find a special place for dinner in Manhattan. I want a place with a breathtaking view and great food. I will mention my husband is a little picky so he will not do too well with an overly adventerous menu. I looked into the Rainbow Room but there was not much on the menu he will eat ..so for those prices I best try another place :) Price is not a huge issue since it is a special occasion. I checked Zagat's etc but I really wanted recommendations from people who have been.
Help!! Thanks a million
Your best views would be from ACROSS the East River. The River Café, just over the Brooklyn Bridge is Romantic, has spectacular views of downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The food is conventional and decent (not quite as good as one would expect at that price point). I think this is what you might be looking for. If interested, please ask for info on the Outer Boroughs board.
I agree with bobjbkln. But another romantic spot is the Pool Room of the Four Seasons. The view over the pool is also a lovely spot. It's not a city view but you should be looking at each other most importantly.
The Time Warner center restaurants all have gorgeous views onto the Park, particularly Per Se. The stratospheric prices reflect this.
The Marriot Marquis has a revolving dinner room at the top that's popular with tourists, but I've heard the food is awful.
Terrace in the Sky by Columbia U. has a great view. I don't know if you're able to eat outside during the winter months, although the weather in the past few days certainly qualify for outdoor dining! The menu is not adventurous; I'd describe it as traditional French-American or American. Some CHs don't find the food all that inspiring, which I can see.
If you are willing to go across the river, Water's Edge in Long Island City has a lovely view of Manhattan.