I'm trying help a VA non-profit find a restaurant for a group of donors/potential donors to have dinner in November. Last year they went to Cafe Centro, liked the food, but not the ambiance. I was told they are looking for something more "upscale and sophisticated" - more "New Yorkish", within walking distance of the Gershwin Teater (222 W. 51st) in November. The potential difficulty is that they want to limit the prix fixe cost to $75 max, including wine, tax & tip.
I'm not so familiar with that area, and would greatly appreciate any ideas. One thought I had was the cafe at Aquavit, but haven't checked pricing yet. They were also looking at Molyvos and Brasserie Ruhlman (sp?) - but I think those may be over their price range.