Looking for the best real experience coupled with great food. I would like to avoid the attitude riddled places, and speak to some real people who are passionate about food. I'm a huge fan of Babbo, and pretty much anything Batali or Bourdrain put out. I will pay for great food, if it's worth it. I like the sounds of INO, Spice Market, and Rosa Mexicano's, thoughts, views, prejudices???
Any advise is appreciated.