Help for Monday!
I have a reservation at the following restaurants: Perilla, Alta and Stanton Social for Monday night. Which one is best for a low key birthday celebration, just two people, but not romantic (I'm going with my mother)?
The other option is to go down to Balthazar without a reservation and wait for a table...is this plausible around 8pm on a Monday night?
One other question: I am looking for a gastro-pub type atmosphere in the West Village area, not expensive, but not just a bar food place. Any suggestions??
I've only been to Perilla and therefore can only tell you that I really loved it. It would be perfect for a low key birthday with your mom and it's not romantic.
I had an amazing meal there in June....excellent pork belly app, and a really good halibut with a romesco sauce. I had the donuts for dessert, and also tried my companion's red velvet cake...that wasn't great.
Let us know where you decide.