My husband and I are coming for few days over Christmas to celebrate our 10th anniversay. I've been scouring the boards for the last couple weeks and I've got a quite a list of places to research, but I need help narrowing it down. We'll be staying somewhere in Manhattan, taking the subway isn't a problem for us. Here's what we're looking for:
1. A great food dinner Christmas night. We're not big on French or Thai but pretty much everything else is in play. It could be a neighborhood hole in the wall or a Michelin starred restaurant, we just want great food. Willing to spend around $150 pp before drinks & tip.
2. With so many great restaurants in all the cities we go to when we travel we like to do what we call a restaurant crawl. We'll take a day (in this case Dec 26th) to just walk around a city, take in the sights, etc. and when we get a little hungry we'll stop someplace, sit at the bar and have a drink and an appetizer or two. This way we get to try a few different places. We've been to NY enough that we've seen all the typical tourist sites, we're to the point where we want to explore neighborhoods (they just have to be subway accessible) you never know what you might come across. We usually make sure we're dressed up enough that we aren't out of place at nicer establishments. What places have the best appetizers/sushi/dim sum that we should stop at? Any little neighborhood gems we shouldn't miss? We love food markets and street vendors too, we're not big museum people. We haven't decided which neighborhoods we might hit, for this trip we'll probably keep it in the 5 boroughs. We like to see where the day takes us so I like having a list of places for a bunch of neighborhoods.
Thanks to everyone who sends recommendations!