I have a couple of friends in town who really want to do it up Saturday night by dressing up and having an expensive but memorable New York dining experience. They want to go to a very very nice restaurant with incredible food and an outstanding decor. Money really isn't a problem, so even the top restaurant suggestions are okay. I don't go out to these places all that often, so this isn't my area of expertise.
We are looking for pretty much any cuisine EXCEPT Steakhouses or Chinese.
Also, if you have any suggestions on how to secure a reservation at one of these places, please let me know that as well.
Thank you SO much in advance for any tips!