Yes, I've seen previous soul food search postings but they all look a bit dated.
More importantly, I'm looking for something closer to a fine dining experience with a southern/cajun/creole/lowcountry influence (see Georgia Brown's in D.C.)
The greasy spoon spots are what we will be hitting for lunch i.e. we never miss a chance to hit the Pink Teacup! But there used to be places like Mr. Leo's in mid-town that was a more "polished" southern cuisine restaurant complete with a chitterlings and champagne special, Baby Grand piano etc.
Manhattan is preferrable but any of the five boroughs is within scope if need be. Thanks in advance!!