I'm planning a closing dinner for a client (celebrating the announcement of a deal), and would like to solicit suggestions on where to hold it. We haven't decided yet on whether to go with 'chic/trendy' or old-New-York style elegant, but decor aside, the quality of the food is quite important. Approximately 30 people will attend; $150 per person would probably be about the maximum.
Some of my thoughts were: 21, Le Bernardin, Aquavit, Eleven Madison Park, Four Seasons, Sparks... Any feedback on private parties at these or other venues? Thanks very much.