Quiet two-top in UES pre-Xmas?
Wife and I visiting from DC next week and have had zero luck getting into destination places (zero for 13 at last count...putting up the white flag!). Wife is gluten free, will be at 65th & Madison. Wd love to hear about any dinner places (no Italian) in area. Sushi, Asian, tapas...price less important than memorable food and tolerable decibels!
The obvious choice for that location is Daniel, but I assume you have tried it.
Depending on how far south you are willing to go:
Avra - 48th bet. Lex & 3rd (Greek)
Beacon - 55th bet. 5th and 6th (American)
The Modern (but it sounds like you probably tried that already)
Aquavit - 55th bet Park & Madison (Scandinavian)
Post House (not my favorite steak place, but in the area) East 60s
Maya (decent Mexican) 64 and 1st ave
Four Seasons (Park Ave & 53)
Amma - Great Indian (51 between 2nd and 3rd)
28 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10021
246 E. 51st Street, New York, NY 10022
The Four Seasons
99 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022