Nice, upscale restaurant beyond the standard fare
My wife and I are taking out another couple in mid december for a celebratory dinner of sorts. We plan to pay for the whole meal, so while we want some place nice, we also are not looking for the 8 course tasting dinner at Daniel. For example, I love the idea of Tocqueville but it is out of our price range.
We have no preference on food type or location. Although Eastside is easier, a great spot on the Westside or downtown will not be overlooked. Extra points for something on the Upper East Side, but again, we are not married to the area.
Please help if you can!
If you're willing to think neighborhood place, take a look at Jubilee. I've liked them a lot since they moved and have had several very successful evenings with guests. It's my new local go-to for good, not overpriced French - Entrées from about $26-$36.
La Silhouette is quite romantic and a talented chef to match.
Sorry, I just noticed that it has closed, which is rather shocking.