My husband and I will be in NYC from Friday, December 28th through Tuesday, January 1st. We are both in our early 30s, and we are staying at The Carlyle. The only dinner plans we have made thus far are Per Se on Saturday, December 29th, which will be our only real splurge for the trip, and Monday, December 31st when we are going to the Marriott Marquis' New Years Eve party.
We are looking for somewhere to go for drinks and maybe a bite to eat for Friday and Sunday nights (and maybe even Saturday night for a drink only after Per Se). I know that we will have a drink at Bemelman's Bar at The Carlyle at some point, but what we are really looking for is the "it" restaurants/bars in New York right now. We aren't looking for a club but more like a lounge/bar - cliched, but think Sex and the City. We like an atmosphere that is hip, trendy and bustling with people our age.
I also love sushi and would love to find a hip, trendy sushi place one night (have already eaten at Nobu in South Beach - is there something different in NYC?) For anyone familiar with South Beach, I love the feel of the restaurant Social at the Sagamore Hotel if that gives you any guidance as to the type of place I like to go.