a good friend's bday is coming up and he wants to go someplace good. real good. there will probably be about 8 of us, maybe a 1 or 2 more or less.
so far his leading choice is 71 Clinton Fresh Food. i've read some good reviews about this place, but it might end up being too pricey for the group.
he also thought about going to one of the BLTs, but i'm pretty sure the reviews around here have not been so hot for these places.
and thirdly he had thought of going to Grammercy Tavern.
any recos for interesting/delicious food somewhere in manhattan (below midtown), would be much appreciated!