For the winter version, I have to say that Stanhope Grille at Jury's Hotel was so much better than I could have hoped for. Service was wonderful; they have a drink called the South Manhattan or the Southern Manhattan that was to die for; food was so good. I personally like going home in a food coma!
Worst was Brasserie Jo's - uninspired and uninspiring and the maitre d' made several off color remarks to me and my female friend.
Locke Ober for lunch last summmer was great and Lydia Shire was working her way, stopping at every table and talking to people. You might not agree but it was thrilling for me.
Davio's gave an unbelieveable amount of food and the server was friendly and fun without being obnoxious.