Lidia's. We haven't been to Lidia's since the first few months or so that we were dating, so it's been a while! In fact, it was so long ago that it was before the blog. One reason for the lengthy delay in returning is that I had not been super duper impressed with our lunch there back in October 2007 (if I correctly remember), I thought the manicotti I had was just OK, and based on that, I was unsure of returning for dinner and the higher dinner prices.
This time, we went Sunday evening, the last night of Restaurant Week, and instead of using the valet (which is on a slight slope/hill and I am not yet good at getting in/out of the car on any surface except a nice flat one - hurry up and get all better hip, please!), we parked a block away in a lot that, it turns out, is free on Sundays. Yay!
So in the end, I had one bite of chicken and 2 bites of pork. SP ate the entire pork plate and half the chicken plate. He says it was all really delicious.
It's beautiful and relaxing inside, orange colors and two huge glass chandeliers that look like a bunch of grapes and remind me of Chihuly glass. The food was good and I would go back again, although I would be more careful what I ordered and I would ask questions before ordering. The Restaurant Week deal seems like a good deal, $35 for the 4 courses, and the portions were definitely generous.