My husband and I will be visiting from San Francisco for 10 days in late April. Staying on the border of Chinatown/LES, but definitely willing to travel for a memorable meal. We've been to NY about 6 times in the past 5 years or so and have always eaten well as a result of the good advice found here. Have a few favorites we'll be returning to but are also interested in checking out some new spots.
We'd like dinners to average less than $100/person for food only before tax and tip, and enjoy doing a mix of high and low-end spots. As always, we're far more interested in great food than a hipster scene, and strongly prefer places where we can reserve.
Here's what's on our list so far:
Bouley - already reserved
Katz's (and a stop by Russ & Daughters - when is the cafe opening?)
Xian Famous Foods (Love this place; two visits on our last trip!)
An outer buroughs crawl (will post on that board - probably Flushing)
Spicy Village (perhaps the night we arrive, since it's close to where we're staying)
Annisa - already reserved
Dell' Anima or l'Artusi
Fedora or Jeffrey's Grocery (we loved Perla the last 2 trips)
Louro - any feedback on the Monday night dinners?
Considering the bar area at EMP
Places we've been to in the past and liked:
The NoMad, Zaab Elee, Perilla, Szechuan Gourmet, Legend, Motorino, Ciano (lunch), Jean Georges (lunch), Aldea, Momofoku Ssam Bar, EMP, Osteria Morini, Il Buco Vineria, Cafe China, Calliope - any word on where the chef may be landing?
We'll be seeing jazz and ballet at Lincoln Center two nights and could use recommendations for good options that are an easy subway trip from there. Many thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions.