i need to get reservations for a 7 for this sunday night. its a celebratory event and price is not much of an issue. we've failed to get reservations at a couple places already (jean-georges is closed for dinner on sundays, craft and emp don't have tables, a few others can't accomodate a group our size). so i've sort of gone back to the drawing board. its occurred to me that for our group italian is a fairly good idea, there is one very picky eater in the group (mostly noodles or rice), and one that is not as picky but generally prefers italian. our general critera are:
quite good food
italian is good, but not completely necessary
good for parents (nice atmosphere, not too loud)
versatlie (there are options for picky eaters)
reasonable price (i realize the options listed above are very expensive, but i think it would be nice to get out for less than $100 a head, and anything under that is nice if it meets the requirements.
and finally, it must be possible to get a reservation for 7!