I'm trying to pick a place for my birthday dinner and somehow just can't get inspired. I don't feel like a temple of gastronomy (for which EMP is our go-to) and am hoping to find something fun, fresh and interesting. I don't want to go above, oh, about 23rd street. I've been loving Vandaag lately, if that's helpful, because nobody else is making food like that, but have been a little too often lately for it to feel like an occasion. Any ideas?
103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003