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Anniversary dinner, where?

Where would you go for a mid week anniversary dinner?

Does not have to be Manhattan but close to it at least.
Not too too stuffy.
Top notch food and enjoyable service/atmosphere.
Not looking for a bloated filled to the brim meal.
Money not too much of an issue.
It is for next week so reservations may be an issue.

Wifes' favorite foods: Not in any order.
oysters
foie gras
bacon
lamb
mushrooms
sushi
chocolate
good wine
very good bourbon

Very often, rather than a tasting menu, we choose some of the best items from the menu and have them come out one at a time for our own tasting.

Any thoughts?

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  1. nothing spells romantic anniversary quite like annisa's tasting menu...

    1. Check out Wallse in the West Village...great food, romantic atmosphere and the best neighborhood in the city!

      1. Veritas does not offer a tasting menu. Dinner is a 3-course prix-fixe for $76. Chef Scott Bryan's New American cuisine is superb. Looking at the menu on the website, I see that several of your wife's favorites are offered. Chef Bryan's seared fois gras preparations are always seriously delicious, and his lamb dishes are not too shabby either. The dessert menu includes two chocolate choices. And, of course, the wine list is one of the most extraordinary in the city. Service is cordial and professional, the small dining room has elegant contemporary decor, the noise level is conversation-friendly, and the overall vibe is low-key and relaxed. We have been to Veritas many times both for special occasion dining but also just when we want a first-rate meal. We have always left feeling supremely satisfied.

        http://www.veritas-nyc.com

        Happy Anniversary and Bon Appetit!

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        1. re: RGR

          veritas is my favorite restaurant in manhattan

        2. Cru- amazing food, service, wine, etc. You can pick your own dishes and customixe the menu. Here's my review from when we went. Enjoy and congrats!

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/34236...

          1. This has Blue Ribbon written all over it. Although they don't take reservations, so I can't recommend it for an anniversary. Does she like seafood in general? Aquagrill has an excellent oyster bar, but it's a sea food restaurant.