I'm a friend of one of your regulars and have been a sometimes lurker. Live deep in Brooklyn, and need your collective wisdom.
This Sat. 10/13, another Brooklyner and two visitors --from LA & SF -- are to go out & paint the town. Four 40-something women, best of friends for eons, some are mommies, all for one night playing hookey from husbands, kids, SOs, to be together and celebrate NYC. Evening to end at a suite at a fancy schmancy boutique hotel and an all night talk.
Evening to begin with a long sumptuous meal, at a good conversation place, perhaps on the fancy side, and we'd like to be downtown, since they need even frumpy not-famous nor rich us to go out these days.
What would you recommend?