I'm visiting from NYC and interested in learning about restaurants - moderate to moderate expensive - serving oustanding food with chic somewhat trendy environment. Food is more important than the trend factor, but I would be dining with friends and we're all in our 20's (I can't ask them b/c they are not too familiar with the restaurant scene with the exception of Mexican cuisine). I am not interested in Mexican, Thai, Chinese, or Sushi per se. However, asian fusion, tapas, american, californian, mediterranean and italian cuisine are all happily accepted as recs. Thanks in advance for your help.