At the end of November,my wife and I are looking for a Saturday evening birthday "experience" in Manhattan. We have dined in all the hot spots over the past ten years(ie. Bouley,Lespinasse, Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Felidia, etc.)Having been in the restaurant business in CT for the past ten years, we are looking for suggestions that are hot and trendy.
One catch---we will have a twelve year old boy with us that loves great restaurants, but will obviously not eat prix fixe. Any suggestions?