I love NYC Chowhound, so I figured I should give it a go with you.
I just made reservations to Rain for Thursday night. I am having regrets, however, after reading some horrible comments and reviews. I didn't imagine it would be this difficult to find a few great restaurants with a good crowd and vibe (I guess like Rain). Not that you don't have them, it is just so...foreign. I love your city and can't wait to arrive.
Can any of you recommend other places I should consider? Also, how about decent bars with good DJ's? Laid back, down tempo, acid jazz, etc.