Help me, Chowhounds!
I need a reservation for six people between 6:30 and 8pm this Thursday. It's my mother's birthday Thursday and she decided TODAY that she wants to go out in Manhattan. I need it to be an EXCELLENT, top-form New American-type place that might still have a table. Price is not an issue, but she rejected the suggestion of Per Se on moral grounds. Anything else in the category is fair game.