so I know it's not true.
drinks at Bemelman's in the Carlyle Hotel. If she was fond of the Madeline books as a child, she will love the pictures by old Ludwig Bemelman.
Dinner at Cafe Boulud across the street.
After dinner, If the weather permits, a fortifying walk down to Rockefeller Center (if not, a cab) about a mile or so, and reservations for the skating at Rockefeller Center. No waiting, no fuss. See online site for reservations. They are usually open until 11 or so.
That's what I would do.
My brother ND '77 designed all the tile work there and his compnay installed it.
He also did Pastis.
Also Pravda Bar
The holes in the hammer and sickle are a nice touch.