A friend of mine asked me to recommend a Manhattan restaurant where she could take some of her friends from out of town. At first I was excited to share some of my favorite group places; but, then came the kicker ... "young and trendy." :(. Pretty much any of the restaurants that came to mind were immediately crossed off. I think this raises an interesting question: is it possible to balance young and trendy with taste? Or, are these two things mutually exclusive. And, if there are any such restaurants, what should I recommend to my friend?