I've been put in charge of dinner reservations for my husband and I plus one other couple. I was thinking Lupa (not so creative, I know), but naturally they're booked through February.
So chowhounds, help me out. Where can I take these people where we can enjoy truly good food, good drink, and a warm, festive atmosphere? I was thinking italian or spanish, but I'm open to other possibilities.
I considered the east village lineup of italians, but with this particular group don't want to wind up waiting too long for a table.