I'm a former Philly CH, but just moved to NY and need your help! I'm entertaining a group of 6 this Saturday, all b/n 28 and 32 y/o, professionals, and relatively good eaters... We plan to eat something relatively light and informal (think tapas, antipasti, sushi, etc.) and nothing too spicy, since we're planning to continue on to a couple of pubs or lounges.
Can anyone recommend an itinerary for a not-too-sceney, yet fun, night out that includes a light dinner in a fun place with decent bars nearby? Lower Manhattan works best for us-- East or West Village, SOHO, or LES...