I have a group of about 8 relatives/in-laws coming into town and have been asked to find a distinctly new york/manhattan high end restaurant for dinner for one of the nights. I did a search on this board and came up with these ideas:
Eleven Madison Park
Craftsteak (probably too trendy?)
River Cafe (Brooklyn)
Don't really want to travel to Brooklyn though. Price isn't really an issue, but Per Se is probably slightly too expensive for 8 as one person will be footing the bill. Oh, and I should mention that they've enjoyed Gotham, USC, and Gramercy Tavern in the past. I am running out of ideas though and would also like to take them somewhere that isn't on every tourist's list.