Subject says it all. I can't splurge on anything in the EMP range but I'd like to go out tomorrow night and have well-prepared dishes and good to very good service. I've been to some of these but not for a couple years. I'd love to hear recent reviews as well as any other recs you guys might have. I also LOVED my restaurant week meal at Mas Grillade and considering it for dinner.
Gramercy Tavern (at the bar)
La Vara (Brooklyn)
Thanks in advance for your help. I'm sure I'd be very happy at any of these but I'd love to hear your thoughts!