Need lots of suggestions
Please help me. Coming to NYC with my 21 yr old daughter on Thurs for 4 nights. It's her first trip so we will be spending a lot of time shopping.
Now, she would really like to experience a bit of Manhattan nite life BUT, I don't want to accompany her to clubs. So, maybe someone can suggest places that are
-trendy with good drinks/eats - would consider a later (10ish) dinner and then hang around a bit after (not too fancy but not casual)
-a place where people meet up after work for drinks
-more casual places to eat around upper w side (95th between Amsterdam and Broadway)
Italian/mexican/american - not chinese thanks.
Thanks for your help
Late dinner/good drinks: Stanton Social, Freemans, Highline come to mind immediately for you and your daughter. They're all restaurants that have a loungey atmosphere allowing you to drift between dinner and drinks. She might really love Tao.
Casual around 90s: is a little tough for really good recommendations: Flor de Mayo, Rack & Soul, Prohibition with more options the further down you go into the 80s and 70s. Carmine's is generally a place most people like, though not very chowish.
Afterwork Drinks (near major shopping areas): Bar at Rockefeller Plaza, the Modern Bar, 230 Fifth, Gaslight, InnLW12, Latitude.
While shopping, you should definitely check out lunch at davidburke & donatella by Bloomingdale's as well.