You fine folks haven't let me down yet, so I come to you again for advice:
I'm graduating from law school next month. My parents will by coming into town for the ceremony, and have told me they want to take me, my husband, my brother, and his girlfriend "somewhere really nice" (my mom's words) for a celebratory family dinner. I've seen a lot of discussion of a lot of fancy places on this board, and I'm trying to decide which one to choose. Note that this dinner will be taking place on a Saturday night, in case it makes a difference as to the menu available.
-price point: my mom's "default" suggestion was The Melting Pot, so I'm thinking that up to $60/person wouldn't be amiss (note that we're unlikely to be drinking, so no need to think about alcohol costs when considering the price point).
-my husband is allergic to shellfish, so please only suggest places with a prix fixe type of menu if you know that they are willing to adjust the menu for diners with food allergies, or if you know that they don't include shellfish in their fixed menu.
-while I'm open to pretty much any kind of cuisine, I would prefer to avoid places that seem particularly fussy unless the taste of the food justifies putting up with the fussiness.
Other than the limitations above, I'm willing to consider pretty much anything! For an idea of the kind of things I'm interested in, I've been considering The Strip Club, Meritage, I Nonni, Alma, Heartland, Craftsman, and 20.12 so far, but I'm definitely open to other suggestions, or help deciding among the ones I've listed so far.
Thanks in advance for your help!!!