Here's what's going on in my neck of the woods (that I've noticed)
1) Quinto Sol is still doing great business. Full when other places are mid-full. So is Vesta --- annoying to try to eat there. I guess one should try getting reservations.
2) LV Mar, new outpost of La Viga - this place looks great, very chic modern design, and the menu looks very good too. Place is not yet packed like some of the other front runners, so "get em while they're hot". Given Melanie's positive statements of the old La Viga, this should be a hot spot.
3) Most other places are chunking along well. I mentioned in a previous post the new indian place ( broadway masala ), Donato Enoteca, Martin's West, etc.
4) Go to New Kapadocia ! Due to the "new" walking patterns, it's not getting enough love.