I've got a long list of all the places you're supposed to want to eat when you go to New York. I would like to balance it out with some smaller, but still fantastic places. I am think Perilla or Little Owl, but that's just based on suggestions on here. Anybody want to throw some more my way? I'm not a huge fan of Indian or True French food. I love Italian, Mexican, Spanish, New American type places and all seafood. I do not love a ton of Asian food (I'm a chicken when it comes to trying new things), but am willing to try it if you really think I should. Oh and please no BBQ, steak places or soul food...I'm from the South, I've got PLENTY of that here. We're staying in Midtown (I think? we're @ Le Parker), but are willing to travel pretty much anywhere within reason. I'd like to keep the bill under a zillion dollars to save money for my Per Se trip and the Christian Louboutin store.