Have seen a lot of different opinions on this place. I currently have a reservation for 6ppl this Saturday here and was wondering if I should keep it or look elsewhere? Any advice or suggestions on a comparable place, downtown, where I could still get a reservation for 6ppl this late in the game? Thanks!
Brasserie Ruhlmann... well it's a french-influenced steak house which means it accomplishes both goals moderately well, but neither one spectacularly. There are plenty of better French brasseries in town and of course superior steakhouses, but the overall effect of this place is good. It's another a la carte place, so the big side dishes make 6ppl more cost effective. Everyone will be satisfied witha good expensive meal here.
For more of a wow factor, I might take them to Mercat a la Planxa for some upscale tapas, Sixteen for some breathtaking views and excellent food, or if you're aiming for a steakhouse, David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel.