I have a friend comming in from out of town, and last time here, we went to Babbo. He complained about the loud music, and after seeing the piece in the Times, that's all he talks about.
I had read an article quoting Thomas Keller saying (before they openned) that he would continue the practice from The French Laundry of "no music". My recollection is that Oceana didn't have any (but I have not been in a while). Also ?Peter Luger?. Can anyone confirm these two or suggest more?