Here's the situation:
-- I just broke up with my girlfriend.
-- I took the week off between Christmas and New Year's to go to Florida with her.
-- I canceled the Florida trip but am keeping my vacation.
-- I just came in to some expendable income due to fantasy football success.
So I figured over during x-mas week that I would treat myself to some nice dinners for one. I really enjoy sitting, eating, drinking at the bar, and was looking for some suggestions.
I think one of the meals will be at Gramercy Tavern. I don't want a place that treats bar eating like no-reservations overflow, e.g. Babbo. I'm really looking for places that embrace bar dining and have the bartenders, menu, and cocktails to match. All-in for 1 person I'm looking to spend about $100.
What are your favorites?