I am a Londoner coming to New York in September with my girlfriend for a week (we are in our mid 20s). Although I have been to NYC quite a number of times in the past, it has been about a 3 years since my last visit.
In addition to other, cheaper dinners out and lunches I would like to go to 3 'top' restaurants and was wondering if any of you well informed people on here could help me make some decisions. So far I have been using the Time Out Eating... and Zagat 2009 guides for reference as well as some friends recs.
My general thoughts in terms of food type were 3 out of 4 of the following:
Area is not a real problem but we will be staying near Grand Central Station. Between these 2 meals I have a total budget of around $1,000, so about $150 a head all in rough average.
We would prefer to go places that are only in NYC or the US, in other words def. not Nobu, Ramsey, Robuchon. So far Gramercy Tavern, Megu and Aquagrill have been recommended.
Also in general how hard is it to get reservations, what are the easiset times to get a table etc.
Thanks a lot,