Just wanted to say thanks all of you for your thoughtful suggestions ... shall peruse. (I know these kind of 'special place' requests get old ... and I don't ask frequently ... so anyway your care with your answers is sincerely appreciated.)
Thanks - wanted to love this - went recently - but it was just not the phenomenal option I expected. Lukshon is more my choice in a different area of town. Although I have to say the foie gras was totally worth getting.
Not sure what OTT is (in you estimation), you might throw in some more specific guidelines as to what you mean with that. CUT might make sense. Picca could also work. Spagos is a no-brainer, but would that be OTT? Bouchon is very good as is Scarpetta.