I'm thinking of hosting an event (private room) at one of these two places. This is NOT a crowd that is extraodinarily adventurous in terms of food, and the locations are right (Lever better than BA, actually). The menus look good at both for the crowd I'm working with--they're seeking a relatively high end but not stuffy or super-sophisticated foodie experience.
FYI, if you're thinking of offering up alternates rather than opining on one of the above, keep in mind that Aquavit, Felidia, steakhouses, Shun Lee, Fresco, Vong, Oceana, Sidecar all have been dinged. BLT Steak's room isn't big enough. My $ cutoff is about $120-140pp for food.
For what its worth, I've eaten at Lever House lots of times (and am a fan) and I know that BA hasn't received the best initial press. I'm mostly seeking opinions on 1) experiences hosting larger/private events at these 2 places and/or 2) recent dining experiences, particularly at BA.
Thanks in advance!!