Romantic, Traditional, Affordable spot for Dad & his fiancee - West Village-ish
Here's a challenge for you. My Dad will be in town at the end of July for my sister's wedding. He's bringing along the charming woman whom he's asked to be his wife. (My mom passed away several years ago. We're all thrilled that he's been able to find someone new and wonderful to share his life with.) He'd like to spend his Sunday night taking her out for a romantic dinner.
(This is where the challenge kicks in.)
She's definitely not adventurous on the food front. So, I'm looking for a traditional restaurant/bistro with items like roast chicken, steak, potatoes, etc. My Dad is a stickler for good service, so I need a restaurant with an excellent, responsive waitstaff. And, finally, they (like most of us) are on a budget. They also aren't tourists -- they don't need/want to go to a name brand, Food Network joint. Just somewhere nice & romantic.
Ideally, this spot will be in the West Village, but grabbing a cab to anywhere in lower Manhattan is totally cool.
I'm grateful for any help / suggestions!
Cafe Loup, W. 13th Street, seems to meet all specs.
105 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
not sure of the budget...how much are we talking here?
perilla is excellent for this despite budget...modern but not hip, neighborhood-y but also a destination place, great service and a menu everyone can appreciate.
dinner for two could be enjoyed for $100-120 if they watch the drinks.
for less money, da andrea is a great option...they can have dinner for two for $60-75 tops. all homemade pastas, great staff...not hugely romantic but definitely more romantic than not.
Not in the West Village but why not Giorgios of Gramercy? The food is very good, the red walls make it quite romantic and they have $15 off all bottles on wine on Sundays which should help even more on a budget. I always take my parents there when they come to visit and they love it.