Transplanted NY'er returning for 1 night - wants to be downtown - good food, somewhat scene-y if possible.
Suggestions? Along the lines of John Dory, Scarpetta, La Esquina, etc. Thanks!
Both Rocking Horse and Mark't are not exactly scene-y - just neighborhood type spots.
If you are considering John Dory and Scarpetta I'd say do one or both of those. Both are incredible for their specific cuisines.
Also Freeman's if you don't mind not having a reservation (unless your party is 6 or more people)
Locanda Verde- Andrew Carmellini- ex La Voce, Cafe Boulud chefs'' new place on Greenwich and Franklin. Great food, definitely a scene, and not too pricey.