I'm having a bit of a dining dilemma trying to find the perfect lunch/dinner spots to celebrate after my city hall wedding this April. It will be family only --maybe 12 ppl max. Problem is---I need to find a place that has great food, yet isn't too pretentious, or "fancy". My in-laws are sweet low-key midwesterners so I want to find some places that will strike the perfect balance of great food and comfort. Cost isn't really an issue--open to all cuisines except Japanese.
Giorgio's of Gramercy
Jean-Georges (though I may think they might feel out of place here)