A bunch of us (40-ish) women are getting together to see Sex and the City on Saturday night at 9pm at the Clearview Chelsea. The group includes an attorney, manager of a trendy restaurant (unfortunately, she hasn't offered any suggestions on where to go; she is new to New York), information services manager for a top law firm, etc. and we are looking for a place where we can get martinis/cosmos (natch) and possibly food (or hors d'ouevres). The theatre is at 23 between 7th/8th.
Some of the suggestions that have been made include:
Flatiron Lounge - great martinis; no food - the tapas place nearby is always jammed;
The Park - beautiful, big space; not great service; not great food - I'm leaning to this place;
Safran - not crazy about the place but it can be a fallback;
Suenos - high-end Mexican; I know nothing about it;
Bottino - ditto;
El Quixote - double ditto;
Klee Brasserie - triple ditto;
Porters - another fallback option
I'm looking for something that's not too crazy-packed but not too sleepy - a place where we can get in and out in 2 hours; something sophisticated and/or a bit trendy (if possible) and fun for a group of adult women who expect good service. It would be a bonus if it was a short walk to the theatre from the restaurant.
Thank you for any help!