I've had numerous out of town guests this summer and somehow I always seem to end up at Otto. Not there is anything wrong with Otto, but I'd love some new ideas, new fall backs.
What are your go to places for out of towners?
I usually dine late with guests, I want to take them somewhere "new york" (re: at least kind of hip, lively), hound-worthy food, open late-ish, not too expensive (no nobus, please). And generally downtown (24th and below, in any direction). Looking for all sorts of cuisine.