In defense of my husband, who really is a great guy, he grew up very poor and eating out in restaurants was a very, very rare treat and even then it would be someplace very casual. Then in his teens and 20's when he had a little money of his own, it was mostly just Mexican, BBQ or burger joints. He just did not grow up being exposed to "dining", and over the years of our marriage he has come a very long way, in large part to make me happy because fancier places just aren't a thing for him. Not that I'm a "fancy" diner by any stretch either, but I do like to class it up at least a little now and then and we've both done well enough in our careers that we can afford to. As for next week, If I can have a tablecloth, wine and a decent steak I'll be happy, and him being comfortable and relaxed will make me happy too. His latest suggestion is Gallagher's with drinks in the piano bar afterward. I like NYNY so that might work although it's a step down from what I had in mind.