Recs for a Man-Dinner
Dining with a former co-worker and good friend. We've both eaten at most of the popular places in NYC and have what I'd say are "good palates". Here is my criteria:
- No steakhouses or sushi
- Midtown and below
- Price insensitive although not looking for "special occasion" prices
- Lively / trendy scene a plus, but not looking for a pseudo nightclub scene (i.e., STK)
- Generous portions are a plus given that it's a relatively late reservation
Thanks in advance.
26 Little West 12th St, New York, NY 10014
I've been to pretty much every obvious choice in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but usually with my wife or for business. My buddy is younger (think mentee), single, has been to fewer places than I have although well-traveled within NYC and I think he'd appreciate a more lively venue than those I typically frequent with my wife on our date nights.
Places that I've been to that would generally fit the profile of what I'm looking for are Kingswood or Abe & Arthurs, although the latter is probably more of a "scene" than I'm looking for. Right now, I have a reservation for Craft. I enjoyed my first and only trip there many years ago, recently visited the one in Atlanta and had a very good meal there and thought I'd revisit the flagship. Hopefully this gives you some insight as to the price point and ambiance that I have in mind.
121 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10011
Abe & Arthur's
409 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011