West Side Recommendations
Since I got married (4th anniversary coming up) and moved to the other end of the world (well, the other end of the Jersey Turnpike, anyway) I've been totally out of the NY restaurant loop.
My wife and I are coming to the city for a concert next week, and I am wondering what's available (and worhtwhile) nowadays on the Upper West Side. Open to fleishig or dairy, as long as it has a reliable Orthodox hashgacha. Fancy would be nice, but we're not looking for exorbitant.
Mike's Bistro: Expensive and slightly overrated but very good. Definitely a "big night out" kind of place
La Creperie: Mixed reviews on this board, mostly bad. I've never been.
Esthana: Pretty good, no standouts, fair pricing and average service. I find it to be physically uncomfortable most of the time.
Kasbah: Same as Estihana but with worse service and better pricing.