Visiting NYC this summer for my wife's 40th birthday celebration, and I'm looking for the best restaurant that has a high energy environment. We want good food first and foremost, but she doesn't enjoy going to places that feel too quiet or reserved.
It doesn't need to be over-the-top loud, and as much as I would like to go to places like EMP, Jean-Georges, or LeBernardin, my gut tells me she just won't enjoy the environment.
Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong about any of the above places listed or any of the other high-end restaurants as our trips to NYC are few and far between, so my knowledge is all second hand. I just want to make sure she has the best 40th b-day possible.