I am looking for a birthday dinner place for a mixed group of eaters. One vegetarian (birthday girl so we want to please her the most) who eats fish, some very adventurous (me), some in the middle.
The hard part for me is the specifics, not too expensive but relatively upscale. Saravaanas would be my choice, but too low-brow. At the other end, the good sushi places are too expensive. We don't really want Chinese food.
We currently have a resy at Hangawi, but I am worried that it will be very underwhelming esp considering the high prices. I am thinking its sister restaurant, Franchia, would be better in this regards.
Also considering Bar Bao, Tabla, outer buroughs (esp korean near flushing), Alta or Caracas (two random no-Asian options), but none of these stand out to me.
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12 E 32nd St Fl 2, New York, NY 10016