We'll be in NYC for a few nights next month and want to have a couple of amazing dinners...one Italian. I am kind of jonesing to try Scarpetta, while my Mario-Batali-fan spousal unit is itching to go to Babbo. Can anyone who has been to both compare and contrast for me?
We are also looking for recs for another dinner. We're okay spending up to $300 with a couple of glasses of wine apiece. We will be staying in the Chelsea district, so close is better. We like Spanish/tapas, French, Italian and New American the best. I've seen the famous spots on Food Network, but would like to know the locals' faves for a nice dinner in the area.
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