Romantic Anniv dinner in the city
We're looking for a nice romantic place for our 5 year anniversary. We don't get down to the city as often as we would like, so I want to be sure we do it up! The 2 places we've been considering are Tangerine and Osteria. Tangerine seems to get a lot of "romantic" buzz on the board, but we've been to Continental Midtown a few times, and I don't want to go to Tangerine if it's too similar - we're looking for a new experience...I don;t know if the Starr places all resemble each other??
Any thoughts would be much welcomed! Oh, and we love Italian food and seafood, but would enjoy other ideas (not a huge Mexican or Indain fan though)
Tangerine is not anything like Continental. The only thing you can count on being the same at Stephen Starr restaurants are the high prices! Tangerine has a dark, candlelit, middle eastern atmosphere. I'd say it qualifies as romantic. I haven't been to Osteria but my sense is the atmosphere is bustling and not romantic.
I love the food at Osteria but don't consider it a romantic place since it's usually jam packed with people. I'm going to Amada for my anniversary this weekend. What about going to a small BYOB? I went to Tre Scalini last weekend and the food was great. Maybe consider that restaurant?