Our family is travelling from Switzerland to New York as a surprise for my Dad's 70th in August. We've never been to NYC before, and we're looking for a "funky" restaurant for a dinner he'll always remember. It can be medium-expensive price-ranged. He likes good quality food -- could be contemporary American, Asian, Italian or French. The dinner will be on a Sunday or Monday night (I realise not the "best" evening for a celebration dinner). Ideally it should be a place where we can hear ourselves talk -- there will be 9 of us for dinner, and we'll have a lot to talk about!
Thanks for any suggestions! Greetings from hot and steamy Geneva.