I'm visiting New York with my SO in a few weeks. Staying just south of Central Park, but we can dine anywhere in Manhattan.
I've been a couple of times before. My favourite experience has been eating at the bar at the Gramercy Tavern - lots of fun talking to random people, and even sharing the meatball dish with the stranger next to me (he assured me it was the best meatball I would ever eat in my life, haha!). So, I will likely go to the Gramercy Tavern again and try and get a spot at the bar.
I'm looking for some fun and interesting dinner's. We like gourmet food, but not in stiff, white table cloth restaurants (boring!). Any suggestions for fun/different restaurant experiences in NY? Maybe somewhere with communal tables? We aren't interested in dinner theatre, as we want the food to be the main interest.
For reference, we loved the Purple Pig in Chicago (big communal tables, tapas style food), and I do love eating at the bar at the Gramercy Tavern (I've also had the tasting menu at the back of the Tavern, which was great food, but a little 'conserative' compared to the front bar).