On the same block as the newest Pump (21st street between Park Ave. S. and B-Way) are two interesting restaurants I have yet to try:
Giorgio's of Gramarcy Park is a cute, upscale/casual restaurant whose Zagat rating (I know, that's not always a good sign) touts it as a sleeper. From the street the decor looks tasteful and original yet comfortable. How is the food?
Paisley ("Cafe"?) is an asian tapas bar/club/spoken word venue, hangout etc. decorated beautifully in a trendy-Indian way (trendesie). Looks like a fun place. Anyone been? What's a good time/day to go?