I am planning a "my husband is in town for the 1st time ever on my birthday" dinner party for 8 friends. We (the hosts) LOVE good food & enjoy wine- but get frustrated at not being able to hear each other while dining ( this will be my 39th bday- what will happen at 89?)
I'd love some ideas for restaurants- preferably on the West Side of Manhattan, for a Thursday evening dinner a few weeks from now. We like all kinds of cuisine, but were thinking that shareable plates (tapas like) might be an ideal way to enjoy the evening. No price constraints, and there is one vegetarian in the group.
Thanks in advance for your wise counsel!