Anniversary dinner - cozy but excellent food recommendations?
So my boyfriend and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary in a couple of weeks. I know there have been a lot of posts about romantic spots, but we're looking for something around $150 total for the two of us (including a glass of wine or so each) but we're willing to spend a little more if its worth it, unpretentious place, with solid, good food and really some soul, not just the newest trendy place. Cuisine preferences: anything other than Japanese/Chinese/Thai. Currently considering Blue Hill (too expensive?), Degustation (expensive but is it worth it?), Graffiti (does the shared seating kill privacy?) I havent been to any of these places yet, but they all seem to be very popular for this kind of occasion. Any other recommendations for something perhaps a bit more cozy?
75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011
Degustation is worth it but will bust your budget. The 10-course tasting menu is now $80/person, unless I'm very much mistaken, and that's before adding the cost of wine. You could get the 5-course tasting, but if you're going there, I would think 10 courses would be the right way to go. I would think Blue Hill would also bust your budget, but look at their menu online if you haven't already done so.
I think you should consider Apiary. They have a $35 prix fixe Monday-Thursday plus Sundays if you want to save money. See what you think: http://www.apiarynyc.com/
5 year anniversary? How about getting married instead of dinner. Try appiz, dark, cozy and excellent food.
$150 all in for two people, including a single glass of wine, would be about $60 per person. Yes?
Hearth (though it's the least cozy of the bunch)
9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014