I'm looking to splurge a bit on a great dinner to thank two friends for a big favor. I'm particularly interested in recommendations for great steak and seafood, though not necessarily at a traditional steakhouse (no one really wants to rehash the Best Steakhouse debate, do they?).
Nice atmosphere for a party of 4, interesting preparations, solid wine list -- ring any bells?
In an ideal world, the place will be on the west side (UWS if we're being picky), but I can be flexible.