Birthday dinner with Mom & SO
Next Friday looking for a biirthday dinner spot to celebrate with my mother and boyfriend. Originally it was just going to be the boy and myself, but mom is joining now as well. Don't want anything that exudes romance and coupleness, want something still upscale and celebratory, but would prefer to keep the tab not entirely exorbitant (no per se, no daniel).
We just went recently on my mom's last visit to EMP to celebrate my admission to the bar...something on this level or perhaps a small step down in terms of price and formality would be ideal. Also somewhere I can get a reservation for 6/19 (a Friday night) less than 10 days in advance. Location wise, anywhere in Manhattan is fine, and food-wise - as long as it is fairly flawless and delicious, we are game.
Thanks for your thoughts, as always...
I would recommend The Modern's formal dining room. Chef Gabriel Kreuther just won this year's James Beard Award for Best NYC Chef, and deservedly so because his cuisine is sensational! The wine list is excellent, service is first-rate (no surprise since, like EMP, it is a Danny Meyer restaurant), the space's attractive interior design is in keeping with its location, and the view of the Sculpture Gardens is lovely.