Thanks for all of the suggestions. That's plenty to choose from for my short upcoming visit to the city.
This is from a former NY'er now living in Southern California. I'll be back for several days in early December. I want to try some places that opened after summer of 2009, which is when I left the city. The only "new" place I have eaten at since then was ABC Kitchen, during a visit earlier this year. Price and location are not issues. Prefer no jacket requirement for men. Fancy or casual. Prefer American or Italian, but any type would be fine. Looking mainly for dinner places, probably for 4 people, but lunch or late-night recommendations would be appreciated as well. Again, this is for any good restaurant that opened in last 2 years.
For reference, the places I plan to re-visit are:
Thanks for any recommendations.