I'll be visiting NYC in mid-July and I can't seem to decide where to eat between the choices I've narrowed it down to. Between Minetta Tavern and Perilla, which would be the better choice for a NYC first timer? What about ABC Kitchen vs Gotham Bar and Grill? These would be for two different nights (Friday and Saturday). Granted, I currently don't have reservations for Minetta Tavern or ABC Kitchen so this may work itself out, but hypothetically, what would NYC chowhounders pick?
If anyone has better or more interesting options for this LA native, I'm interested in hearing them!