I am planning a 40th birthday celebration for my husband in Jan 2012. It will be a sit-down dinner for 15 people. So far I have contacted EMP, BLT Fish, BLT Steak, Blue Hill (NYC and Stone Barns) and Gramercy Tavern. Does anyone have any first hand experience with dinner in these private dining rooms? We are big foodies and I used to cook professionally - the food is very important. For the money I don't want to pick a set menu and have what would feel like good wedding food. I want to be wowed. Can anyone help me decide?