My Aunt, Uncle and cousin from Tenneesee are coming into town this weekend. We are meeting them for dinner and drinks somewhere before the Nutcracker. They obviously don't want to be too far away from the Lincoln Center but I am just lost with places to take them. We want a nice place but nothing that will sticker shock them. I've been researching all the places nearby there Fiorellos, O'Neal's, etc but they all seem overpriced and have bad reviews.
Rosa Mexicano would have been perfect but they are booked solid as is Bar Boloud. PJ Clark's could work but I've heard the service and burgers are no where near as good as the East Side one (I've even heard they are slipping too). And I really don't want to eat in the TWC. They eat in enough mall restaurants at home
Can anyone help me? I'd say anywhere within a 15 block radius would work. So 49th street to 79th street. I'm thinking of trying Gus and Gabriel's but that's just a touch further than I would like but if people think it's the best choice I will happily trek up there. Even if it's just a cozy wine bar somewhere with good food. Thanks!