First trip to NYC this August and here is my plan. Giving a rough idea of where we will be each day to help figure if my (mainly) dinner ideas seem good. It's me (not into spicy at all), husband (eats everything) and 15 year old daughter (picky pescatarian).
Mon- get in noon ish, try to check in Times Sq hotel--walk- grab a slice? for lunch--dinner--db Bistro Moderne if were not real tired, Juniors or walk over to 9th if we are less into a nice dinner (yes, Ill have a ressie just in case at db).
Tues--breakfast Red Flame--dowtown walkaround- lunch either at Bridge Cafe (under the Brooklyn Bridge?) or Joes Shanghai---dinner--EMP
Weds--breakfast Rachels, then do Central Park--lunch?? walking around 5th ave etc shopping--dinner possibly Sushi Yasuda--might be near the UN
Thu--Clinton St Baking--LES that morn, Nolita all shopping--lunch early at Balthazar. more shopping, dinner--El Posto
Fri--breakfast at Normas--leave...
The days we do what are fairly set, the food all less so.. From the boards EMP and Balthazar seem like must dos. El Posto is my Batali-ish choice. Have to keep the daughter in mind...