For our Anniversary this year, Mr. M&P and I toned it down a bit. We had our Spain trip coming up in a week and didn't want to blow too much money now. So we met somewhere in the middle for price and ate at Scarpetta. This Italian restaurant made famous by Scott Conant sits in Chelsea among the other trendy places.
But don't forget about the accompaniments either. The eggplant caponata, olive oil, and salt are great on the plain piece of bread. There's really a kind of bread for almost any palate.
355 W 14th Street
New York, NY 10014