I'm looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, and am thinking somewhere perhaps a bit chic, or amusingly formal - price is no object, and any food type would do, as long as it's worth the cost. Have thought of the Beaver Club, where I've never been, but I've a feeling it may be way past its prime (and the one photo on the QE hotel website makes the dining room look like a seventies basement). Also wondering about XO, though there isn't much feedback on it on chowhound. I went to Chez La Mere Michel about 10 years ago for a similar occasion, and it already felt quite faded at the time. Bronte looks like it's gone downhill. Any other ideas, a bit off the usual chowhound beaten path ?