Will be in NYC from LA for five days at end of July and need dining suggestions, Hairspray on Friday nite and husband's 40th Bday on Saturday. Interested in haute cuisine for bday, less expensive elsewhere i.e. Soho, Times Square, etc. Reading mixed reviews of Daniel and getting nervous about going there. Don't want to disappoint hubby who likes to compare everything to French Laundry; and Melisse (in L.A.) Le Bernardin's seafood menu may not be to his liking. Thanks!