Why is New York City intimidating

This is a lively restaurant with impeccable hospitality. My husband and I had tickets to Book of Mormon and had been wanting to go to Da Marino for a while. We decided to try to get a seat for a pre-show meal... a feat without a reservation in NYC. When we walked in, it was packed but the maitre d assured us that he could seat us in time for us to enjoy a meal before the show. It was amazing watching the staff graciously work to seat everyone while not rushing the current customers. All the while we enjoyed the live music and was even treated to glasses of champagne. Sure enough we did get a seat and enjoyed a fabulous meal of salad with pears and Pappardelle Bolognese. The food was delicious and the wait staff works hard to make sure every detail is attended to. We went to the musical and then returned to Da Marino for dessert. When we walked in, the maitre d and waiters remembered us. We were seated and treated to glasses of limoncello while we waited for our desserts. The live music was fun and featured a singer who got the crowd to join in his songs. Again our food was delicious with a lovely plating that included fresh fruit. We will definitely be back to Da Marino and will recommend it to our friends. Thanks for making our night a special treat!