I will in in NYC this weekend (3/13/09) and am looking for some interesting eating experiences. I love places that mix atmosphere, intimacy and an exciting menu.
In terms of types of food, I'm easy, I just want to go somewhere that has interesting/extremely tasty dishes.
Along with taste, I prefer intimate places as opposed to commercial ones. Even though there are some very good larger restaurants in NYC, I am looking for places that can only seat a few and are found on smaller streets.
I will be with my gf, and as such also want a place that has a nice, relaxing atmosphere.
I am into all types of food - my only request is that people present me with places that serve good tasting stuff, in an independently owned, nicely appointed place.
Here are some places I really enjoy in NYC:
Barbuto, Extra Virgin, Caracas (not for dinner), Care Mogador, MomoFuku (do not love, a bit commercial - but cool), Malatesta
All recs. are welcome. Thanks in advance for your help.