So DH and I are coming into Manhatten from CT to celebrate on September 3rd. We are seeing South Pacific at the Wednesday matinee and want an early dinner afterwards. My first thought was Per Se (where we have been before), but maybe don't want to spend so much. Then I thought of Bar Boulud (haven't been yet) but have been a little put off by CH tales of spotty service and chilly reception. Could I get more recs from CHounders familiar with the area (we would like to walk to the resto from Lincoln Center). We would like a memorable but not stuffy meal. DH is originally French so we lean a little in that direction (but we are totally open to all other suggestions). Cost is not really a consideration, at least with the $1000 or so we think we'd have to drop at Per Se. Thanks.