I would like to buy my aunt and uncle a gift certificate to a restaurant in the city for Christmas. They are big fans of Italian food, steakhouses, etc. and are big wine drinkers - a good wine list is key! Some places I know they have been and liked are:
Cite (the former)
Osteria al Doge
Maloney and Porcelli
Last year I sent them to Eleven Madison Park and then loved it - I am planning on spending about $100 this year because I am now in grad school, and, well, poor :), but the place can cost more than that.
A bit more about the recipients:
They are in their 50s but are somewhat "hip" (both work in the music industry) and eat in the city quite often. That being said, I'm looking for something a that is more about the food than being super trendy.
If possible I'd like to do something outside of the theater district (we go there quite a bit!). Any suggestions are welcome!
Thanks for your help in advance and Happy Holidays!