My husband and I are in our mid thirties and will be in NYC for a weekend in October - I have tried to research restaurants but the choice is overwhelming! This is our first without-kids getaway for a year and a half so we want to make sure we hit some good spots!
Not sure where we are staying yet, but likely at the W New York or the Yotel which I believe are both in midtown. We are open to travelling a bit by subway or to walking.
For the Friday night, we are looking for somewhere with a nice laid-back but still buzzy vibe - moderately priced and for Saturday, we are looking for somewhere more energetic with good, inventive food and some nice cocktails. I don't eat red meat, so steakhouses and french places tend not to be a good match, but otherwise we are flexible! We tend to avoid more fine-dining oriented spots with the whole white tablecloth and tiny, artfully-executed food on a massive plate.
Suggestions we have had so far include: Minetta Tavern, Beauty & Essex, Locanda Verde, Barbuto, WD50, Prune, Nomad, Tribeca. Any thoughts on these or other recommendations would be welcome! Note: we went to Babbo last time we were in NYC. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the service, but weren't blown away food-wise.
Thank you thank you!