It's been over five years since I've been to NY. I grew up there but have spent most of my adult life in LA and Berkeley. Going to see family over the holidays and my husband and I are looking for a place to take my family to dinner. Of course I'm trusting my family from NY to take us to the real NY spots and the Italian food, Chinatown, ethnic foods, etc., but I'd love to find a great Californian place (fresh, local, lighter, borrowing from/influenced by various cuisines). In the Bay Area, I live four blocks from Chez Panisse and the Gourmet Ghetto, and our favorite places in the Bay include 1550 Hyde, Bacar, Delfina, Cafe Gibraltar near Half Moon Bay, etc. Looking for something along these lines, but not sure where to start. Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks!