A good friend and I are meeting up in NYC over Labor Day weekend. We're coming from different states, and want to make the most of our meals while we're in town. He's a major Scandanavian-phile (is that a word?) and wants to go to Aquavit, but some readers on Zagat and Times online have complained that quality has slipped. We were thinking of doing the whole hog, i.e., chef's tasting menu. Less interested in going to the Cafe for dinner. So is it still worth it to go for chef's tasting menu in the Dining Room, or should we forget dinner altogether and just drop in for Sunday smorgasbord brunch (or neither)? Thanks!!