We are taking a 30ish friend to NY for her 1st visit. We have reservations at Babbo & Cafe Boulard later in the week, but need someplace that 1st night to show her the energy & magic of NY. We live in Berkeley, so wierd is not what we are looking for, we have plenty. Somewhere with a hip, chic scene, maybe in Soho? Good food but doesn't have to be great, more interested showing her the energy of the city.