HI, out-of-towners (SF) again, this time asking:
dinner recommendations near Village Vanguard tonight (last posts I saw, 1+ year old, were from a Hound who wanted stand-up or take-out food; we like to be waited on). Not for a major meal, but something to have before an evening of big-band jazz.
dinner recommendations near Lincoln Center for Tuesday. again, before a NY Phil performance (down-beat, 7:30). a few years ago there was an Italian restaurant across the street that had a great antipasto spread--related to Trattoria des Artes? what's a reasonable time to get reservations, so we can make the 7:30 start time comfortably, but not get to the restaurant hickishly early? (had a mortifying experience in Spain years ago when an ex-pat friend insisted to we could go to a local fish place at 8 PM and they hadn't even turned the lights on!)
(last posts re: Lincoln Center seemed to be ~ 4 yr old)