Friends coming to town would like to try Bobby Flay or Tom Colicchio.
Bar Americain, which I've been to, feels very New Yorky to me in the best way -- fun and festive and bold. Craft is supposedly a "better" restaurant but I haven't been -- I found Colicchio & Sons delicious but somewhat mannered and quiet.
I would try Craft for the novelty alone, but I'm reluctant to take a chance when I am confident BA will satisfy our visitor.
I am looking for an answer on the order of "they're both good, it depends on what vibe you're looking for" or "Craft is fantastic, you're an idiot not to go there."
thoughts? thanks to all -
152 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003
Colicchio & Sons
85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011