My boyfriend and I are making a weekend trip out to New York from San Francisco later this month. It's been a couple of years since he's lived there and I'm a neophyte. While he's already made reservations at Tao (a nostalgic favorite if his), it seems to me to be one of those style over substance sort of places (like Koi in LA, which we just endured). So I am clandestinely researching the following restaurants that are in keeping with the Asian theme but hopefully with finer tuned cuisine, creative cocktails, and a bustling atmosphere:
Any other suggestions along these lines?