well, this is pretty vague -- apologies in advance -- but i rarely eat in Manhattan in recent years (with so much in Brooklyn now).
looking for early Christmas Eve dinner, around 6 PM, for 4 persons. (taking in-town relatives to church Xmas Eve service in midtown -- they will be touring downtown in the day however)
looking for casual, comfortable setting, good food, American, French, homey, fresh food -- whatever -- my ideal would have been Blue Hill, but with entrees in mid-30s and sides in upper teens,, it's a little out of my price range.
Danal is possibility for atmosphere.