Need help deciding -- anniversary and birthday dinners -- your top two or three from list?
My husband and I will be in NYC for his work for the spring. During that time we have some celebrations -- his birthday, my birthday, our wedding anniversary. A great excuse for some nice meals. We don't care so much about going to the most elegant places as about eating well and having a nice time. Also, we eat fish but no meat. We've made reservations and have some choices to make.... Which would your top two or three be from this list? Many thanks.
Kyo Ya is really special if you do the kaiseki. Otherwise, it's merely very good and possibly overpriced (my brother thought so). The kaiseki is definitely a fair value - expensive, but certainly worth it.
I liked Locanda Verde, but it's an entirely different atmosphere - kind of loudish and convivial, perhaps a bit rushed. Kyo Ya is entirely relaxing, a real Zen experience.
I haven't been to the others.
Thanks so much to everyone for the responses. Yes, I have read some info on the boards about the Dutch and even LV perhaps not feeling as special for occasions. I had a pre-theatre meal once at ABC and found the room lovely but didn't get a real sense as was so early. We are not necessarily needing fancy or hushed atmosphere but festive/romantic would be nice.