This is Marcus Samuelsson's restaurant. I went not even knowing where I was going. They had communal seating and while I scoffed at the thought at first I ended up meeting a Champagne brand ambassador and an older couple who looked about 40 and 45, but were 53 and 67. They gave me such great tips on life and staying young. It was truly a great night.
Oh, and the food. Orgasmic. Best part, it was affordable. Please go here when you're in New York.
What's your favorite soul food restaurant (and what city)?