My mother wants to take me to lunch to celebrate my recent academic promotion. Where? The Princeton Club. Honestly, I'd rather eat a hot dog on the street. I'm being dramatic for effect and don't mean to sound ungrateful. I'm lucky to have a mom who wants to do something lovely for me, but I get out so infrequently (I have little kids), that great food AND atmosphere really matter. So, where to suggest instead? Here are the places she has taken me to over the last few years: The Oak Room, The Knickerbocker, The Water Club, The Century, The Players Club--you see what I mean. Maybe some newer classic New York restaurants? A little less stuffy. Thanks in advance!