I know, I know, but we're going to be visiting family in NY in a few months, and I don't relish the idea of packing an evening gown and heels or a suit and tie for my husband and then trying to get them pressed just for one or two decent dinners. However, I also don't want to settle for casual restaurants all the time, either, when I may not visit such a great restaurant city for another few years.
So, if otherwise price is no object, what would you recommend? I know that eliminates the 4-star restaurants (Daniel, Le Bernadine, etc.) but how strict is the dress code in others? Our preference is seafood (RM and Oceana are on my research list, but I'm going to have to query them about the dress code, as well) but any really other great restaurants, seafood or not, you'd recommend?