We will in NYC next week. Most of us are from metropolitan areas but now living in a little town in michigan. There are 1-2 good restaurants but how often can you keep doing the same thing? We suffer from Severe Dining Deficiency. We are without children for the trip. We are looking for the quintessential New York dining experience. We would like excellent food, ethnic or quirky is fine. It does not have to be fancy, just fabulous and memorable (in a good way). We are looking for a good wine list and some fun drinks. We are kidfree and would prefer not to go into a restaurant that we would normally take them to - no children's menu please. Small, dark, loud, pristine, austere, late night....it's all good. No dining before 9p but small meals and drinks the whole day till dinner. Also, a great brunch place for Sunday. We will travel to the edges of the manhattan to get the best of the best, be it greasy pizza, the best falafel stand or fine cuisine in a swanky mahogany lined bar. We are leaving this week so anything requiring longterm reservations is out. No foams or emulsions needed on the menus. Maybe some dim sum? Oh, and the name of really good Jewish bakery for mandelbrat. I will be there for the week but the majority will be coming in Mon-Wed. Thanks for your help.