Dining solo Thursday night and want a lengthy, luxurious dining experience that will last a few hours. I'm thinking a tasting menu (and wine pairings), but I don't have res and prefer to sit at the bar anyway. So I'm looking for quality, high-end experience (think Michelin star), where I can sit at the bar and linger over several courses that preferably have been arranged by someone who knows what they're doing; which is why I mentioned tasting menus. Doesn't necessarily have to be a tasting setup, but I don't want to eat three courses and be done in an hour and a half. I'm thinking closer to three hours.
Thought about EMP but my understanding is they don't do the tastings at the bar any more. My other choice was Le Bernadin but I would like some other options.
Price no object. Staying in midtown and would prefer recs in that area but am willing to go outside that for the right situation.
Any help appreciated, thanks.