East Village/Lower East Side - Best places to Eat?
My boyfriend's 40th birthday is coming up...he wants us to head up to NYC so he can go to his favorite pub - Swift (east 4th street). I want to find a really great restaurant to have a nice dinner before we head to a pub-type place.
I'd rather go somewhere that has been endorsed than just pick a place from a Web search. Any recommendations for something upscale and delicious?