Gift, now dinner where?
I've been given a bunch of good suggestions for family trip over long weekend in July, again thanks.
Got a card from mother in law today for father's day, and she would like me to use enclosed for a NY meal for family. It would be likely Sunday night, 4 of us - wife and I, 18 and 11 year old - for a special occasion dinner. call it up to $70 pp, I'll sort out bevs, etc. Glad to pay a bit less.
What follows isn't meant to sound whiny, but trying to make a good call:
Mostly interested in good food, cool, welcoming atmosphere. It's a bit of a surprise for other three diners. I don't mind a name restaurant, dressing up a bit, I do mind feeling like a tourist rube - so, prefer less well known and good, vs. "Wow, we're here" and then a lousy time.
Sons are pretty hearty eaters, older one doesn't like sushi much.
Thanks for any help, if too involved a request, I certainly understand.
paddys9, when you say $70 per person without drinks, are you also including tax and tip in that calculation? It sounds like you want something a little upscale without being too formal, and with generous portions.
Other than not sushi, do you have any cuisine preferences? Italian, New American, etc? Any particular part of town?
Sorry. On cost, that leaves out tax, tip. We're staying in Midtown East. New American is appealing, as are Italian and French, Latin and Greek, Indian, Middle Eastern and Spanish/tapas. We're likely spending early part of day downtown, so noodles, Chinese will hopefully be covered. Don't mind a cab ride.