So I will be in the city only on Friday of this week. Currently, I have a dinner reservation for myself and wife at Babbo. However, I am intrigued by the lunch special at Bouley. The downside is I don't want to bring a jacket that I would have to wear/carry all day. Additionally, we want to try and fit in a show. So here are my question(s)...
Should I make a lunch reservation for one of the places that does a good fixed price lunch like Del Posto (which we've done before) and then do a nice dinner at a different locale than Babbo? Would the pacing at Babbo be too slow to have an early dinner there and then subway to Time's Square? Is Babbo as headache inducingly loud as people claim or has that changed? I guess what I'm really wondering is if Babbo is still a solid choice or should I try for something else at dinner that is more conducive to going to the theater and then do a nice lunch.
The only no-no's are Indian and anything spicy.
Additionally, we will be eating at Brasserie 8 1/2 for a celebration so French may be off the table too.