I'm travelling with some clients of mine next month to NYC and I need places for dinner for 4 nights. We love good food but need relaxed casual places. All places mentioned below fit our budget so you will get the idea.
1) Japanese - Neta this time. I have been to most of the good places but never been to Neta.
2) Meat (but no steakhouse please) - Collichio & sons or Minetta Tavern (I had a great meal last time at Craft so maybe collichio ?)
3) Italian - Maialino or Locanda Verde (last time had a great meal at Perla although the place seating is on the less comfortable side...)
4) Asian fusion - this is a tough one. Two of us adore asian fusion (myself less...) so either Cherry, spice Market or Zengo but feel free to bring some other ideas to the table.
Thanks in advance to all opinions and recs.