Where should I take my wife for our anniversary?
November 4, 2011 3:25 PM Subscribe
My second wedding anniversary is approaching. All my wife wants is to be taken to dinner (I asked her, because I'm a romantic). But I'm new to the city (of New York), and so is she. Where would you recommend I take her?
posted by nostrich to Food & Drink (24 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We weren't able to do anything on our first anniversary because we were separated by an ocean. We completed immigration proceedings this year and have only just got our own place in NYC, so this will be our surrogate first anniversary. I have other things planned, but they need supplementing with a romantic dinner somewhere.
Flexible on type of food, my wife will eat anything, but she's particularly fond of seafood and otherwise generally eats a lot like a vegan. Note that this is almost the exact opposite of my preferences, so somewhere with a little variety would be great.
We live on pretty modest means, and my wife would kill me if I spent more than around $80 (and ideally less than that, but I'm willing to risk her ire and go a bit higher if we'd get a particularly special evening out of it). I also have no idea how much I should expect to spend in NY for a romantic meal, so please tell me if this is naively optimistic. As long as we get a good meal in a relatively romantic setting out of the evening without spending too much, we'll both be happy. We're young, stupid and unpretentious so we don't necessarily need the whole white tablecloth treatment, but it should be Special.
Really, I'm open to all ideas. I don't know the city at all, so I'm not exactly bursting with romantic ideas. Feel free to offer more unorthodox, fun ideas. Bonus points if it's near a place I can easily follow up with a romantic boat ride or horse & cart ride (original, I know). Be great if it was on the east side too, the west side is a total asshole to get to from where we are.