Before getting to the places on my list, I made a quick stop at K Chocolatier by Diane Krön. I first tried some "K" chocolate when visiting a friend in LA, and the chocolate truffles were out of this world. I checked out her website and saw that she had a store in New York. Even though the store was on the opposite side of town from where I was, I knew the truffles would make a good Valentine gift for the wife.
Don’t get me wrong; I get the idea of the place. It's been around for years, tons of stars have eaten there, there are tons of eye-popping generic toppings, and it's a seemingly good idea for a spot to hit after a few drinks. If I had to do it again I would most likely keep it simple and stick with mustard and relish.