Hey all --
After a lot of trial and error, I've found that I have a lot more fun at restaurants if I sit at the bar. DF and I can chat with each other, the bar staff, and folks around us, and the food is often just as good (or sometimes better) on the bar menu as in the restaurant proper. So I put it to you, hounds: Which restaurants in Manhattan have a fantastic bar menu? Alternatively, which have the best bar staff?