Upscale restaurant nr. E. 59th & Madison
I would recommend you try Aureole (61 St. & Madison); it has wonderful food, service and decor.
I just noticed that at Alto jackets are required for men.
My mate would rather die than be jacketed in the summertime.(frankly I don't blame him!)
So, sadly we must change our reservation and a tip of the hat to Sweet Pea on Burke & Donatella for her recommendation. (unless you give me the bad news that .... (you know!)
Where exaclty did you notice that Alto requires jackets? I couldn't find anything to that effect on their website. Alto is not on Zagat's "jacket required" list. And OpenTable states, "Jackets preferred." Therefore, the way I see it, a gentleman who does not want to wear a jacket during the summer should feel comfortable going there without one. Of course, to be absolutely certain, you could call the restaurant directly. It would be a shame to miss out on dining there because of incorrect information.
Re: the other two restaurants I suggested. The Modern does require jackets, but Town does not.
and another place said: attire: Dressy
I am beginning to see where my word "upscale" might have led people to believe I preferred fancy (as in Per Se etc.) nay, not so.
My mate took umbrage to that word, saying it sounded too snooty. I never meant it to sound that way and I'm not sure he is correct to be sensitive to that word.
At any rate, we don't need killer prices and fancy digs.
We DO require really good (can't I please say "upscale"?) food.
I have e-mailed Alto about their jacket requirement.
I have since made a rez at David D & Donatella's but again, are beginning to feel a bit out of the "fancy digs" loop. (sigh
)Any other ideas out there of maybe a bit "simpler" nature?
BTW: There is no Zoe restaurant (at least that I could find anywhere, except on Prince St.)