For my dad's 60th birthday - willing to go high end in terms of price (but not low end in terms of food quality!), but it's been hard to find a place that will seat more than 14.
Looking for something below 23rd street in Manhattan preferably, but willing to accept other ideas. Everyone is from the area - most live in the suburbs but know NYC dining pretty well. A restaurant that is hip but cozy would be perfect.
Non-wine cellar space suggestions would be great, too, as long as there's something interesting about them (chef's table, etc.).
Unfortunately, this is for mid-December, prime holiday party season.