Dinner place in good area for strolling?
Not sure if my subject line makes sense, but what I am looking for is a restaurant recommendation that is in a good area for walking around/seeing things before/after dinner. Last time I was in Manhattan I dined at Artisinal and it was terrific, but it is in a rather dull area (e.g. not much to see/do on the way to/from the restaurant). What I'd like is a restaurant like Artisinal (doesn't have to be French cuisine, but similar quality) in an area that would be fun/romantic to stroll around, maybe stopping in a few places before/after the meal for a drink, window shopping etc. We are staying mid town (6th & 53rd) but it doesn't have to be near the hotel. Any suggestions for restaurants/neighbourhoods that fit this bill? Maybe something in the Meatpacking District? Thanks!!