Blaue Gans, Peasant, others - Birthday dinner
I am having the hardest time choosing a birthday dinner location for my husband and I.
I had narrowed it to Little Owl, but couldn't get a reservation before 10pm.
We are looking for a wednesday night, someplace that takes reservation, no sushi any other cuisine ok, not too trendy. Not on the upper west side but anywhere else in manhattan is fine.
I had Fleur de Sel and Annisa on my list - but they both were more then what I wanted to spend. So maybe that is a help with the price range. Little Owl had everything we were thinking.
I am more interested in great quality food then I am about the "buzz" about a place.
So, right now Blaue Gans and Peasant are on the list - any other recommendations or suggestions about these two?
Interesting. I've had mediocre experiences at Fleur de Sel, Annisa and Blaue Gans.
I liked the food at Peasant though, and agree with other posters that The Orchard is more quiet and/or romantic. But the price tag attached to it is a bit exhorbitant and service was wretched. Peasant is bustling with a fairly annoying crowd (and some strange staff).
You might be better off at a tried and true place like The Red Cat (though it too can be a bit on the loud side)
You can't go wrong w/the food at Blaue Gans or at Peasant. I'm not sure if you're looking for more of a Little Owl-like intimate setting b/c both BG and Peasant are big open restaurants. If you're looking for more intimate, Apizz and Orchard are in the same restaurant family as Peasant but are smaller and have a more romantic feel.