We've been to NYC several times and are a early 30's professional couple looking to check out some new, happening restaurants that have a lively crowd and possible after-dinner scene. We don't mind spending for a nice evening out. Also any new or happening bar/lounge suggestions would be appreciated.
Just to get a sense of places we've been to in past trips (lunch/dinner/brunch), we've visited STK, La Esquina, Buddakan, Bar Americain, Balthazar, etc.
Any help would be appreciated?