Fist I was thinking quaint French bistro. Then, Italian--the kind you can't get in West Texas. Then, I decided Thai; but, was so overwhelmed by which restaurant, if Manhattan even has good Thai, etc. from reading all the posts here that now i'm simply clueless. My boyfriend and I will be there for only two nights. This is very spur of the moment (this weekend is the trip..........) so most of the places I tried initially were full. We are both adventuresome and will spend money on food, though I prefer to spend $250 or less at dinner. We are wine drinkers. The only definitives so far are Keens, Katz's deli, and Minetta Tavern. I lived in NY eons ago and neither of us need a fancy splashy famous restaurant. Just GOOD food. Keep in mind the biggest problem is finding availability anywhere.