Vitae, an elegant new eatery on East 46th Street, should become a new clubhouse for the media elite (it's a stone's throw from NBC). Unlike other clubhouses (Michael's) where the food is overpriced and uninspired, Vitae is plating some of the best American food in midtown. Clean flavors dominate an inspired menu (scallops with cauliflower in a vibrant curry sauce/ethereal housemade pastas/chilled pea soup with lobster). Service is still a bit disorganized, but the setting (a caged affair with abundant space and flattering lighting) is perfect for deal-making or making out (check out the intriguing balcony).
4 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017