Dinner at 10pm tonight?
We are dining at 10:00 on a Sunday night. I'm thinking I'd like a brasserie or bistro vibe--someplace that's open relatively late and is quite serious about their meat, seafood and wine. Straightforward, gutsy (literally and figuratively) cuisine is preferred.
For occasions like this, I usually rely on Blue Ribbon (Soho and Brooklyn), but would prefer to broaden my horizons. I was considering Balthazar, but that place gets wildly mixed reviews on this and other websites.
Perhaps somewhere more consistently praised--or more obscure.... Any neighborhood will do.
Marseille, on the corner of 9th Av. & 44th St., is a favorite or mine and many other Hounds. Very good French/Mediterranean cuisine served in an attractive brasserie setting. Whenever we've eaten there, the vibe has been quite lively; however, we've never been there late on Sunday. Open until 11 p.m. on Sundays.
These are good suggestions, but the listed hours for restaurants are generally the times they will accept reservations for, so for example if it says 10 pm that is the latest they will seat you, not the time you have to be out by. Call the restaurants or check opentable to verify.