Birthday Help, With Specifics
In past years, my husband and I have taken each other to Bouley, Jewel Bako, Cru, Eleven Madison Park. I'm more of a foodie than he, but he definitely likes to eat and has enjoyed all of these places.
I'm looking for something in the same price range as above or less, south of 34th Street. He doesn't eat pork, so anyplace that's pig-heavy wouldn't work. I would say American & Japanese (though someplace that doesn't have only sushi) are top choices.
I know all the usual places, but nothing is jumping out at me thus far. Maybe if someone's had a recent fantastic meal at a new-ish place (or new-to-me place) that would help me decide.
Thanks for your help!
I haven't to 15 East, but I've heard good things about it, and the menu has both sushi and cooked fish. Also, if you would consider French/New American, 15 East's parent restaurant, Tocqueville, has delicious cuisine and understated elegant ambiance. It tends to fly somewhat under the usual radar but is a lovely place for a celebratory meal.