I have my parents coming in town and it is my father's birthday so my wife and I are going to take them out for dinner. The only catch is it's a special birthday and they have other close friends in the city who are going to join us. So I am looking for a place that is good, fun and won't break the wallet (read my wallet). Oh, and ideally I would like to be able to make a reservation as their friends are coming for the UES and probably aren't used to waiting like we might have to. Places I would have liked but don't take reservations or are committed are Franks, Supper, Gemma, Lupa....Would like something like a Piadina but just a touch "nicer"-not that there is anything wrong with Piadina as it an old favorite.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.