My wife, Mom and I all share birthdays within two weeks of each other, so we are having a joint birthday dinner somewhere in Manhattan. My parents used to live near the City, but have since moved out to California. They are coming back in for the weekend and asked to try someplace new and fun, but with great food.
Food-wise, the pickiest eater is probably my Mom. She likes quality ingredients and food, but sticks to some of the more traditional cuisines (at least for her), like Italian, American and Jewish deli. (Did I mention she was raised in Borough Park?) She'll try new things, but is *not* into sushi, experimental places or some of the more interesting restaurants in the city (unfortunately).
My wife doesn't eat much red meat, but enjoys a good filet every now and then. Neither she nor I love dishes with lots of sauces. My Dad...well, he'll eat anything.
So, with all these puzzle pieces, does anyone have recs with a broad menu for everyone involved?
Thanks so much.