Orient express: Man Ray's Asian-influenced décor.
This flashy Chelsea celebrity magnet looks and acts more like a club than a restaurant.
147 W. 15th St., 212-929-5000
DB Bistro Moderne
Daniel Boulud's informal Theater District boîte is known for its power-lunch crowd and $27 hamburger.
55 W. 44th St., 212-391-2400
The newest restaurant from Tom Colicchio (of Gramercy Tavern) has an high-concept menu and a swank crowd.
43 E. 19th St., 212-780-0880
The first post-September 11 TriBeCa opening is also one of the most exciting new spots in town.
55 Greenwich St., 212-274-9310
With a risk-taking menu (and style to spare), Ilo is reason to celebrate which is exactly what its A-list clientele is here for.
Bryant Park Hotel, 40 W. 40th St., 212-642-2255
It's still hot, thanks to superstar chef Nobu Matsuhisa's wondrously original, South American-flecked Asian creations.
105 Hudson St., 212-219-0500