We ate here for my birthday in April 2012.
We had the Tasting Menu, and it was exceptionally good.
I won't go into huge details, but the stand-out dishes were the Smoked Hake Salad, Soft-shell Crab, Braised & Sirloin Flat Iron (beef), and the two desserts we tried; Peanut Butter Semi-Freddo, and Carrot Cake.
The whole evening from beginning-to-end was superb.
We had a lovely cocktail at the bar (amazing atmosphere and decor), and were then lead through to the Dining Room.
The atmosphere in there was perfect for couples, as it wasn't too quiet (but quieter than the bar area) as there were plenty of larger tables (business most probably) which created a good buzz.
As is so often the case in NYC, the service was incredible (it's alwayas nice to be congratulated on your choice of wine-to-food pairing!), without being overly intrusive.
It was not a cheap meal, but if you're into your food, go here and enjoy; you will not be disappointed.
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