Coming to NY this weekend and posted something below regarding needing pre-dinner (res. at 9:30) drinks in the Flatiron district. Posting this as a follow-up. A friend here in DC recommended Veritas. Someone below (thanks!) recommended 'inoteca. We'll be needing somewhere we can sit down and have snacks and good wine without being jostled. Both seem to fit the bill; am curious as to opinions on these two and any others in the area.