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4 days in April (has my research paid off?)


Restaurants & Bars Manhattan In Search Of...

4 days in April (has my research paid off?)

namor | | Feb 4, 2011 05:00 PM

Hi, I’m visiting NYC from Australia in April for four nights. This is my third time to NYC but the first where I have really tried to plan out my meals.

Having spent the last two months researching what’s hot and what’s not, I have come up with the following restaurants to reflect what has appealed to me, and I have noted in brackets where I am undecided or where a specific food item has caused me to choose a particular restaurant:

Breakfast – Normas (we went two years ago and the fiancé really liked it)
Lunch – Spotted Pig (burger with shoestring fries)
Afternoon tea – Hill Country Chicken (fried chicken)
Dinner – Momofuku Noodle Bar (pork buns, momofuku ramen)
Dessert – Momofuku Milk Bar (milk cereal soft serve ice cream)

Breakfast – Russ & Daughters (bagels with lox)
Lunch – Le Bernadin or Jean-Georges (which is consistently better?)
Dinner – R.U.B. or Blue Smoke (I am leaning towards Blue Smoke because I read somewhere the mac n cheese is excellent; my main interest for this meal is good pulled pork and mac n cheese)

Breakfast – undecided
Lunch – Motorino or Keste (pizza – open to other suggestions)
Afternoon tea – Artisinal (mac n cheese unless we go to Blue Smoke the night before and are satisfied with the mac n cheese there – the fiancé really loves mac n cheese)
Dinner – Yasuda (is it still good without Chef Yasuda?) or 15 East
Dessert – Momofuku Milk Bar (crack pie)

Breakfast - H&H Bagels
Lunch – Marea (bone marrow & octopus fusilli; any other stand-out items?)
Dinner – Per Se, Daniel or EMP in order of preference

Breakfast – undecided
Lunch – Virgil’s (simply because I love bbq, it is next to our hotel and our flight leaves NYC at 3pm)

Any comments would be appreciated, specifically in relation to meal layout (noting that when or if I can get a reservation for Per Se will play a big part in this) or restaurants where I have indicated I am undecided.

Thanks to everyone for all their posts that have helped me compile the above list!

Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Russ & Daughters
179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

15 East
15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

Spotted Pig
314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

Blue Smoke
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

H&H Bagels
639 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Momofuku Milk Bar
15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

Hill Country Chicken
1123 Broadway, New York, NY 10010

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