I am looking for help deciding between 2 restaurants for a fun girl's night out on Thurs and Sat nights in Manhattan in October for 2 people.
For Thurs night I have narrowed it down to two choices: Should we go to Minetta Tavern or Locanda Verde?
For Sat night I have narrowed it down to two choices: Should we go to Catch or Beauty and Essex?
Price is not an object. We are staying at Gansevoort Meatpacking but are willing to cab it. Italian, French, American, Asian, Seafood, etc cuisine all ok. We are looking for dinner at a lively, happening restaurant with a nice bar area where we could have drinks before or after dinner and that might be conducive to meeting new people. I am a foodie but my friend likes the scene more so trying to please both of us.
Any other recommendations would be appreciated if you think these are not good options or that you have better ones. Also, any ideas of places near these restaurants to go out after our wonderful dinner for more drinks.
Thanks in advance.