Been living in NYC for five years but rarely get out to enjoy the hip, new restaurants when they first hit the scene...I guess I work too much! My boss just let me know he wants me to plan a dinner for 10 ppl for this Thursday, so maybe a bit last minute to get in to the really popular new places? Restaurant can be anywhere in Manhattan, price is no object, but I need to be able to get a comfortable table for 10. He simply requested a "hot, great new restaurant"...so that really could be anything. These are youngish, uber successful guys who like a scene and great drinks, but the food should be very good as well.
Any suggestions are SO appreciated! Thought about Minetta Tavern but I'll never get a resy...is Standard Grill good?