My Boston-based family of 14 is congregating New York on Saturday, March 3rd to celebrate my mother's 85th birthday. My father, who is an old New England Yankee (meaning, slightly money conscious) is treating us all to dinner and I would love some suggestions for him as to where to go. We all--particularly my mother--loves seafood. My mother also loves places that have character and are festive. Given her and my father's age, I'm thinking we should be in either a private dining room of a yummy restaurant or a quiet corner or nook. From past trips to Manhattan, my parents loved eating at Ouest, Periyali, and the defunct L'Impero. I wondered about the Oyster Bar? Some place where we could order seafood towers? Many thanks for any and all thoughts!