I'll be in NYC the 1st week of September and looking for some recs. I'm pretty familiar with the food scene in NYC and I'm from SF. Been to Le Bernadin, Esca, Babbo, DB restos etc.
I'm looking for a place for about $200 out the door for 2.
Seafood, sustainable/organic and local (preferred), inventive yet not too bougie. Ambiance, nice enough to dress up a bit and not feel out of place. Will travel around major Manhattan area.
Good selection of oysters perhaps, a twist on the classics, something different with a nice NYC vibe / env't. Outdoors would be nice, but not necessary.
Any other good cheap eats and post dinner drink hangouts also greatly appreciated. Thanks!