Here's the deal: a former Manhattanite who's been living in Boston for the past 5 years is coming to town on Sunday and I'd like to take her somewhere fun for dinner. I'd like something that's relatively new and "in" (since she hasn't been to NYC in a while and may not come back for quite some time), but good food is of utmost importance, and I recognize that nothing's going to be particularly happening the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. I don't want to go above 23rd Street, and I'd like to stay in a moderate price range.
I was thinking of Chicama or CraftBar, but now I'm thinking of going somewhere I haven't been -- maybe somewhere in the Meatpacking District, the Village, SoHo or the Lower East Side. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!