Had dinner at 71 Clinton Fresh Food last night. Really great experience - laid back vibe, intimate, and the food was creative and interesting (not to mention delicious). We had the tasting menu with wine pairings - about $200 for two including a pre-meal cocktail. The food was more inspired and the meal more enjoyable than at a lot of the higher end spots.
As we walked down Clinton St., I noticed a ton of spots whose names I've heard floating around - Chubo, TOC, etc. Does anyone have recommendations for other places on Clinton or in the area? I'm looking forward to getting back down there and exploring.