My parents are visiting for labor day weekend and want to bring them out for italian on sunday night and french on monday night. I was thinking Babbo or Lupa but after reading previous posts it seems that they cant keep a timely reservation! We'd be dining at around 7:30 to 8. For french we are probably going to Lucien on 1st ave since I live around the corner and can probably get an easy reservation. Any recommendations below central park, also note that they are serious foodies and like to get some bang for their buck and enjoy a good wine every night. We will be 5 diners and dont mind dropping a few bucks.