Hi, I'm looking for a fun, great place to take a couple of friends: one is an ex-model from California who loves to make the scene, the other is an artist who will go along with just about anything. Just about any kind of food is fine except for Mexican (they get plenty of that at home), but the ex-model won't eat carbs. Maybe around $60 tops per person. We want to talk and catch up so not too loud, but on the other hand, I don't want to go to a mausoleum. They'll be staying on CPW and don't know the city too well, so it should be in the neighborhood or an easy cab ride away.
Thanks very much for any recs!