Tried to get a reservation for allen & Delancey for a specific date b/c someone really wants to go for their bday, but it's all booked up. Haven't been there before so I'm not sure what exactly to compare it to. Can anyone suggest a similar restarant in terms of price food type/quality and atmosphere (i.e. vaguely pretentious and trendy?) preferably on the LES, but other stuff downtown in general will do.