I'm looking for a fun and lively place to go for my boyfriends birthday dinner and he had mentioned a few of the new restaurants in the meatpacking district.
I have been reading reviews and postings, and the majority of the opionions have been pretty negative. I plan to steer clear of 5 Ninth and Spice Market. Haven't really heard much about Vela.
Can anyone recommend a place that might have that sort of atmosphere but also produces consistently excellent and interesting food? We definitely aren't restricted to restaurants in that area. Having never been to Babbo or Annisa, I don't think that they fit the ticket but I could be wrong. Thanks!!