Hi. Ex-New Yorkers heading back for a visit and trying to branch out from the old standbys. Looking for some interesting new restaurants with great food. Would like some atmosphere, but food first and foremost. Some old-time favorites to give you an idea of what we've enjoyed in the past: Il buco, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Craft, Lupa, Otto's (pretty much all the Batali's are fun if not the "best" food ever).
I saw an interesting article on the Little Owl (which isn't new, but I haven't tried it) but heard it's good but overrated. Appreciate any advice and looking forward to finally heading back after a couple years.