Rec for my Dad's 80th birthday
My Dad is a bit of a foodie--would like a special dinner. Thinking about Eleven Madison Park, Marea but open to any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
Does he have a favorite cuisine? If it's Italian, Marea is fine, but for overall quality, of these two I would pick EMP. You might also consider the Modern Dining Room or SHO, which has really spectacular Asian-accented French. A more detailed description of his tastes would help in making more recommendations.
I would suggest Blue Hill on Washington Place near Washington Square Park. The inside is really elegant, the staff are gracious and unpretentious, and most importantly, the food is AMAZING. I highly recommend it.