As Samantha would say, “Eat honey? Who eats?!” New York has a plethora of fine dining. But being host to so many great chefs makes their restaurants into moving targets. Things open and close in the blink of an eye. One way to deal? Choose one of the classics. Anything starting with a Le will have established itself. Le Bernadin, a staple since 1986. Or Le Cirque, reborn for a third time in a space on 58th Street. Also try Elaine’s an institution for the literary set, and once the haunt of Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell.