I have a dear friend from NYC who is coming for a visit at the end of the month. Four of us are going to celebrate his wife's birthday while they're here. Here's the dilemma: They are wealthy, fussy, and have literally eaten at every fine restaurant in NYC and most of Europe. He is a wine freak. I am a beer freak. They're Italian and have no interest in eating that cuisine here (so no Bar La Grassa...). I've already taken them in year's past to La Belle Vie so that one is kind of out too. They prefer subdued to noisy, classy to dive-y. I am utterly lost as to where to take them.