Hi, I'll be in NYC in late April and am trying to book a restaurant that has a cool vibe, good food, fun ambience. I haven't been in ages - I was thinking something along the lines of Spice Market, but I'm assuming that's outdated now as I went back in 2005. I like the idea of the Spotted Pig, but know that they don't take reservations. We want to stay in Manhattan.
Is Babbo good and fun? How about NoMad? Is Buddakhan outdated? Suggestions would be great!
On a side note, we'll be doing one dinner at Balthazar - what are your thoughts on that?