special 65th Bday dinner - something different
I have been to every top restaurant in NY and so has my father. We want to do something special for his 65th bday. Aside of Philip Marie does anyone have a suggestion for something a little different (maybe somewhere where we could eat in a kitchen or wine cellar and have a special dinner prepared for us). Cost is unimportant. chowhounds please hellp
How about Gordon Ramsey at the London? I haven't been, but have heard really good things about the food, and they have a chefs table that seats up to 8. (I just looked online, and it's also very expensive - looks like $1900 for 8 courses fo "up to 8", which I assume means it's not less if you have fewer people.)
I also really loved Blue Hill at Stone Barns, but have heard others say they thought the menu complexity wasn't worth the money.
You don't say how many will be attending this celebration -- an important factor. But here are a few suggestions.
The chef's enclosed skybox at Daniel is located above the kitchen, so that you can see directly down onto what's happening there. It accommodates 4 people. It's available for Monday through Wednesday. Eight-course tasting menu. Cost: $1,000. (Info via a Google search)
At per se, you can reserve the small private dining room, which seats up to 10. The cost is a flat $2800, which includes the gratuity but not wine and tax. (I've inquired about this.)
Oceana, which Bruni just (re)awarded 3 stars, has a wine cellar. Acc. to the website, it seats up to 24 guests, and there is a minimum cost of $2,000.