Special Dinner with Boyfriend
Hi, I am from LA originally but currently live in NYC. Going home next weekend and looking to celebrate a big anniversary with my boyfriend. I want a place that has both amazing ambiance and excellent food. I currently have reservations at Campanile, Geoffrey's, and Sona. Which should I choose? The food is very important, but I would like somewhere that's somewhat romantic and hip, if those two adjectives can be paired together. Thanks!
Not Geoffrey's if the food is important. I had a lovely anniversary dinner there once - the view and service were both outstanding, but the food is nothing really special.
I think Campanile is overpriced and stuffy.
I would highly recommend Via Veneto. Great service, great Italian food, very busy and romantic spot. It's in Venice. Perfect for what you're looking for.
Grace or Sona. Sona is actually quite beautiful inside and there are some small, quiet tables. The tasting menu I had there was wonderful (if perhaps a little too expensive for a meal where no one dish was permanently seared in my memory). Grace has always been outstanding. There are so many wonderful things on the menu that trying to decide on something can be a painful process.
of the three i'd definitely go with sona. its more modern and concepty but also has more of a wow factor because of that. for some reason there aren't that many vocal proponents of this restaurant. i've only eaten at providence once and wasn't all that thrilled.
geoffreys aint all that for food.