I've been living in New York for all of three weeks now and feel at the same time excited beyond belief and utterly paralyzed by all the dining I want to do at once here. A friend of mine from 'back home (Seattle) is coming out to visit soon and he really wants to go to Le Cirque--I suspect because it's the only restaurant in NY that he's heard of. There are lots of other places I would rather try first, but he's offering to pay, so, what the heck. So, my question is, can we expect a positive overall dining experience? Also, what are some dishes not to miss, and what would we be better off avoiding? Anyone had the tasting menu?