My friend is coming into town and we want to go to, in his words, "a big expensive dinner." We'd like to stay in Manhattan, but otherwise it could be anywhere.
The details: he can be choosy, so we'd like to avoid places with only tasting menus and just be able to order a la carte. Seafood emphasis is great, although not required (I don't eat red meat, so no Peter Luger).
Other places we like: Locanda Verde, Falai, Ki Sushi, Calle Ocho, Allen & Delancey.
Some of my ideas are: Convivio, Corton, Marea, Market Table, Le Bernadin.
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