Coming to visit a friend in NY for New Years Eve. Made reservations at both Five Points and Lavagna for New Year's-both are restaurants relatively close to his apartment that could get us in at 10pm and aren't forcing us into a prix-fixe situation (but we're not too concerned with cost).
But help! Which one should we go too? I lived in NYC for two years, but I never visited either so I'm at a loss. I would prefer a friendly/fun atmosphere because of the holiday, but of course, the most important part is the food. Per my research on this board it seems both are beloved spots for different reasons... What would you do? Thanks!