my dad is coming in to town for dinner on Friday night, and I am completely stumped on where to go. he's really hooked on celebrity chefs after a suprisingly positive experience at mesa grill this summer, so he really wants to go to a celebrity chef restaurant again. the problem is its obviously way too late for a babbo reservation, and lupa didn't wow me enough to take him back there a second time. bar americain has been a total flop for me, so im nervous to try bolo.
is bolo inconsistent like mesa grill, or just plain awful, ala Bar Americain?
im really looking for ANY suggestions for a restaurant with decent atmosphere (no need for it to be romantic), a solid wine list, and excellent food. price is no object and im open to essentially any neighborhood. im not nuts on french food, wild game, or sushi. my father will eat anything and everything. we love anything with an ethnic flair more than we love a strictly american menu.
i know this is vague, but if you were taking your father out for dinner on his dime, where would you go?? thanks!