I'm looking to go to a new restaurant tonight for "date night" -- something moderately priced ($20-$30 entrees) and not requiring a 2 hour wait to get in. Would prefer someplace with outdoor seating with some character. Pretty open to types of food, but looking to stay downtown-ish (Union Square and below).
To give some context, have been considering Hearth, August, Hundred Acres, Forge, Lupa (the wait took this one off the list) and Mercadito.
I highly recommend the pumpkin ravioli from Fairway (in their homemade ravioli section). It's delicious! Just make a simle sauce with some butter and sage and then some crushed walnuts on top. Yum!