The economy must be improving.
No, this isn’t from the many experts on the subject, but a more personal observation.
One nice Saturday evening last April (2009), Esther and I (and some friends) enjoyed dinner at Ben Benson’s Steakhouse – an old-school, Manhattan fine dining establishment, where dinner for two runs us about 200.00.
The restaurant seemed about HALF-FULL at the time.
This past Saturday night (February 20, 2010) we did the same.
The restaurant was about 90 % capacity or greater, by my visual estimation.
I’d say that’s GOTTA mean SOMETHING GOOD! (…Even if it was just the food!)
Oh, and if you’re ever in Manhattan do give Ben Benson’s a try. It’s well worth the experience, even if you can only experience it once a year!