I need help finding a special occasion place (great food, intimate atmosphere, not too noisy) that will be open on a Sunday night in May. We are former New Yorkers who are flying in just for the day (we have broadway matinee tickets so are not flexible on dates), and have struck out trying to book many of the Chowhound favorites. We're constrained somewhat by location (we need to catch a flight out of JFK so are afraid to go too far downtown), so are looking at Chelsea, Midtown, UWS or UES. So far only Picholine seems to fit the bill. Former favorites include Le Bernardin, Sugiyama, Gramercy Tavern, and Wallse.
Any other recommendations?