My family is planning on coming into town in a week, and I'm trying to find a restaurant for my brother's birthday. My father was a restaurant reviewer (not in NYC) for 12 years, so we can be kind of tough to please. My brother is obsessed with Lidia Bastianich. We need a place where I can make a reservation for 7 on Feb 5th or 6th (so that leaves out the Batali/Bastianich's places, as far as I can tell). I live in Chelsea, but it definitely doesn't have to be in the neighborhood (I'm kind of sick of my hood's choices, to be honest). Help please!!