we're going to New York on December 26th and will be there for New Year's Eve. We'd love to find a good, relaxed, buzzy restaurant to eat in on Dec 31st. We're staying in the Meatpacking District (hotel Gansvoorte) and are not sure as to how easy it will be to move around on New Year's Eve - will we be able to get a taxi or is it better to plan walking? There are 6 of us and 2 are non-meat eaters (they eat fish) and one is a coeliac - so its important that wherever we eat is used to catering for a gluten free diet. so I'm hoping someone could recommend a coeliac-friendly place??? We plan to eat in a 'top' restaurant (hoping to get booking at 11 Madison park or maybe Daniels) on another eve so we'd love the place on 31st to be fairly relaxed with a lively unstuffy atmosphere! One place we heard of is Blue Smoke, a BBQ place - anyone eaten here?? and another is Spina - again, anyone know about it? Any suggestions would really be great cos we'd love to celebrate the NY somewhere lively with good food!!