As you all are aware, there are a dearth of nice restaurants in Brooklyn that are open on a Monday night. My dad is a somewhat picky customer as well, likes to be fawned over and have good food in huge portions. His favorite place to go is the Palm, which should help give you a sense of his preferences. While he is open to going places like Bernardin, and does not dispute that the food is good, the whole experience is a little lost on him. I was thinking of trying Tempo, but they are not open on Mondays. River Cafe is another thought. He did NOT like Blue Ribbon Brooklyn, last time he was here, much to our dismay. He did however like the Queen. Can anyone make suggestions for this 60ish big eater who doesn't mind spending big bucks?