Need recommendations for an early (pre-theater) dinner on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Here's what I need:
--something beyond the good-enough places in the west 40s
--something with a pretty room (small & warm or large & airy is fine)
--Italian, Continental or seafood as the menu
Thought of Guastavino's, but know little about the food and am worried we won't make it to W. 43rd St by 8 pm.
Have recommendations of both The Red Cat in Chelsea and I Trulli on E. 27th, and Piccolo Angola in the Village. Am even considering Gramercy Tavern, though wondering whether the food is too "new" American by at least my mother's standards (sigh).
Have made reservations at Blue Water Grill, which was my first thought (great room, the moms will like it, etc) but will cancel if a great idea comes along.
Babbo? Fresh? What to do!
Any help is most appreciated!