I am coming in to town with three friends for the weekend and we are looking to spend new year's eve relaxing in a nice restaurant. We love good food, but don't want to break the $100/person barrier if we can help it. I've read suggestions on other threads to skip the hype (Daniel's, etc..) and stick with a good neighborhood / ethnic restaurant. That sounds great to us, but we're out-of-towners and don't have any favorites to fall back on.
We are staying in an apartment in the east 50's, but don't mind traveling for good food! If you have any neighborhood restaurants that you really like, I'd love to hear about them.