I will be in town Feb 14th-17th: looking for good food with a nice trendy atmosphere. I am coming in town with a friend for a "girls away" weekend from our hubbies and we are both young minded & fun 40-something's. I come to New York often and love the atmosphere of Raoul's, Mercer Kitchen & Nobu. During my last trip I ate at Peasant and Lupa, both mediocre in my opinion. Veritas was wonderful and I was lucky enough to dine there prior to the chef's departure. We are open to $'s so any help will be appreciated. So far I have the following on my radar:
Feb 14th: Fredericks Downtown: I was referred here but I have no clue what its "really" like as far as food and clientele
Feb 15th: I have (2) reservations so far, one at Smith's and the other at Bar Blanc. Both after 10:00pm unfortunately. Which is better?
Feb 16th; I have a 10:30 at Allen & Delancey: is this place overhyped? If not, any reco's for a great place to have cocktails before or after.
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We are staying in Soho.