What would you pick from these 4 choices? Looking for seafood-centric, romantic, kinda modern, ....
What would you pick?
1. Somewhat romantic (anniversary dinner) but we're in our late twenties/early thirties so nothing too heavy-duty romantic.
2. Modern in style - for example we looked at Erminia but decided it is just too old-timey for this celebration. We want it to be a little more upbeat and fun rather than candle-lit and quiet.
3. We love seafood. We love duck and duck fat anything. We love fresh vegetables that aren't over-sauced. We don't like big slabs of steak.
4. We're going to Desnuda the night before with friends, so nothing that is ceviche-heavy!
soooo, what would you pick?
Aldea would be a fantastic choice. A little upscale but not staid, and modern in look and feel. And the food is great. Especially their arroz de pato and seafood dishes.
I also agree #1 should be Aldea. You might also consider BLT Fish which has very good food but not as cozy as Aldea.
I agree with everyone about choosing Aldea. I might want to request one of the two snug booths for two. You can see one of them on the left side of this photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...)
(Set includes photos of that meal.
Photos from our second dinner at Aldea can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...
Btw, I would avoid Cookshop. Crowded, very noisy, and the food is meh. .