My sister had wanted to go to Per Se on her birthday this year as a sort of special event since we loved it before and it is rather expensive. Unfortunately they will be closed that week so we are looking for a new destination. While Per Se would have been terrific, the cost would have kept some friends and family away so it might be for the best now if we end up somewhere cheaper. I have a few ideas but was wondering what people would throw out there. I would say we would still want a chef's tasting menu somewhere but with room for possibly 8 people or so. Foodwise, I would say French or new American would work best but really anything will be considered.
Thanks in advance, all suggestions are welcome.