we used to be new yorkers, but moved to boston 4 years ago and have had little time to return to the city to explore new and fun food. coming next weekend and want to eat well. we're not looking for fancy per se, but some impressive food w/equally impressive service. we like dining in a bar scene. while that does not purely denote bar stools, it should reflect our sentiment. would prefer to say within the manhattan confines, but east/west/lower/upper-- we are well versed w/the subway.
thanks in advance.