I'm planning on taking three of my family members out to hopefully the best meal ever, and money is (nearly) no object. I'd like to keep it between $700 and $1,000 for four people total. If that includes gratuity, perfect. If it's a little over, I'm still open.
I've been eyeing the usual suspects: Eleven Madison Park and Daniel (both on the higher end of my budget), Del Posto, even Sushi Yasuda, although I'd much rather spring for an experience at a real 'restaurant' (like the former two). But nobody's squeamish and we're all fairly adventurous eaters.
Genuinely looking for an OMG experience we'll really remember -- not gimmicky, but really wonderful food and service.
They've all been so good and generous to me over the years, and I can finally give something back! I don't want it to be a "meh" kind of thing...
Any and all suggestions most welcome.