I've never took my wife to really nice restaurant in NYC. We leave about hour and half away from city and never had chance to go to upscale restaurant in NYC. I'm trying to get away from boring chain restaurant and would like to take my wife to fancy restaurant for her birthday. This site has full of good information and I'm wondering if you guys can help me to choose. I'm looking at thanksgiving weekend and it looks like some good restaurants such as Daniels, Eleven Madison, Le Bernardin are all booked. So, I narrowed down to Gilt, Gramercy and One if by land. I'm looking for good food with romantic place. We are not picky about the food by the way. We just want to have a good time in nice restaurant. Can you also help me decide between tasting menu and prix-fixe dinner? I don't know what's better since I never been to restaurant like that.