111 MacDougal Street
Great scene with a clubby yet unpretentious atmosphere. Try and score a table in the back room and take advantage of the people watching around you (I ate next to Steve Nash last time I was there). A great place to go with a group of friends or a date. Either way, be sure to get the Cote de Boeuf (sliced steak for 2). If you are or not (yet) a bone marrow fan, this place will turn you into one. It is served with toast, sea salt and raspberry jam. It is delicious. Make sure you save room for the The Black Label Burger, despite its $27 price tag it is truly a must have!
The bartenders also mix some of the best (and strongest) cocktails of any restaurant I have been to.