I'm looking for some restaurant suggestions (for both dinner and lunch) in Manhattan for my families annual Christmas outing. We are usually in the city for 3-4 days and are looking for a variety of places to try. I've been put in charge of restaurant selection this year and want to do something different than the usual Manhattan go to's (We've done the standards like Eleven Madison Park, Del Posto, The Modern, etc.)
We are a very adventurous group in general when it comes to trying new cuisines but always make sure that there are a few traditional items on the menu to keep everyone happy. We are also a large group (usually about 13-15 people) so we need to find a restaurant that can seat all of us together, at one table.
Budget is not really an issue but I'm looking for a range of pricing options.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!