I have very bad luck with my computer freezing while reading the general New England board and now the Manhattan board (but not the south or west, weird). Trying to find good spots for dinner in a couple weeks (hopefully I'm not too late). I'll hit Odessa for a carbo load but not looking for ethnic, more "happening" spots serving new American, French or Italian. I've heard about Pastis but when I read up on it on Citysearch, it sounds like it might not be worth it. Anyone have suggestions for a fun place with a chance of a celebrity sighting in the $18-30 range? Thanks.