Decandent/Impressive Dinner for 4 in NYC!
Hi, we owe our friend/biz associate big time for a job well done and want to go to a
Sat night Dinner. I can start calling a month ahead. Want someplace expensive and impressive with fabulous service. Rec's please. I was thinking Daniel or someplace on that level. Babbo? Service is key too! Thanks in advance!
When we were at Daniel in October, there were several serious service lapses. The only reason we would still consider back is because we've had two previous dinners there with excellent service. But to be honest, if I were hosting someone, especially business associates, I wouldn't take a chance. Instead....
I would take them to Eleven Madisonn Park, our favorite NYC restaurant. Chef Daniel Humm's French-inspired cuisine is exquisite. The wine list is first-rate. (Note: They've just received a James Beard Award nomination for wine service.) Service is polished, yet very cordial, with not a hint of stuffiness. Finally, the impressive space is gorgeous! This coming weekend, they will be debuting the spring Gourmand dinner menu (11 courses + extras), and shortly thereafter, they will be rolling out changes to the 3- and 4-course prix-fixe menus.
I'd go for the chef's tasting menu at Le Bernardin. Just did it for the first time a couple of weeks ago, with the paired wines, and it was superlative. Service? Perfect! Food? Beyond perfect! Wines? For me, perfect! I can't recommend them highly enough. I'm spending my own, hard-earned money, and not the corporate dime. I'm not well-off, but I know value when I see it, and LB delivers, and then some. Of course, some others may disagree with me, but I accept that, and still stand by my rec.