If you're looking for a great restaurant in NYC, you should try Garage in Greenwich Village. Brendan took me here for dinner last week before I left the city and it was amazing! It had a great menu and nice atmosphere, and the best part was that there was a live jazz band playing the whole time. Nothing too loud or overwhelming, though, which made it enjoyable (I'm not a fan of having to scream to each other across the table at dinner). I also loved the design of the restaurant which had a slightly rustic feel while also being homey and comfortable. If you find yourself in this neighborhood and hungry, I give it a thumbs up!