Anniversary dinner - under $150
We love good food, but are on a budget. Hoping to find some recs for a place that has great food (anything but Indian, as we have it way too often), and good atmosphere. It doesn't have to be textbook romantic, either. We love places like Cafe Gitane, Celeste, but are looking for something a little more..I don't know what.
Somewhat 'sceney,' as we are young parents and Queens denizens and never get to feel 'with it.'
Some quick ideas:
- Upstairs at Bouley - no reservations but get there before 7pm and you are golden! Delicious and inexpensive
- Bellavitae - a bit more wine bar, but delicious food and totally reasonable
- Lupa - what can be more romantic than a happening, casual trattoria??
Also, consider bringing a bottle of your own really special wine and check ahead to see what the corkage fee is - wine is going to be one of your biggest costs...