I make my semi-annual Manhattan visit for the holiday season the second weekend of December.
Last Dec09, we had an enjoyable meal at Luna Piena Ristorante - Midtown East.
However on Valentines night Feb09, our meal at Savoy in which the cozy fireplace & window seat couldn't compensate for the disappointing, cramped, snooty serviced & overpriced meal.
So my request is for some of your go-to restaurants where you locals go to get quality food in a relaxed atmosphere over & over.
I am following requirements:
OpenTable.com's Price rating of below up to $$$ = $31 to $50.
Seafood, american, modern american, fusion, italian, chinese, vietnamese, french.
Any neighborhood in Manhattan from the 80's on down.