Downtown Crossing Dinner
I've never been totally smitten by Excelsior, but it strikes me as perhaps the "New Yorkiest" restaurant in the area, at least in the faux, mythologized SATC sense. If nothing else, lots of snazzy-looking cocktails: http://www.excelsiorrestaurant.com/co...
You might also check out Via Matta around the corner.
A bit farther away, and more expensive than the above is No 9 Park. Tremendous bartending and a nice, if overpriced cafe menu.
I really like Silvertones down there- tasty food, good strong drinks.
My ladies and I went to Teatro before SATC a couple of weeks ago- right next door to the theatre and it was very nice- more up scale than Silvertones. I didnt eat- but some did and enjoyed it- I did have a fantastic champagne cocktail though! :-)
Enjoy the movie!!!