Dad is coming in from across the pond for my graduation. Bon vivant with a penchant for fine, rich foods (esp French) and good wine. He's been to NY before -- last fancy schmancy dinner was a few years ago at the River Cafe. Looking for some recs this time around for places w/ excellent food, ambience... not to break the bank but maybe to stretch it a little. It's also a good opportunity for me to try all those great places lying far outside my student budget. :-)
Thanks in advance for advice. We'll be upper West, but anywhere in Manhattan will work.