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Your august opinions please?

artychokeasana | | Jun 19, 2012 09:16 AM

Hello-I've spent most of my early morning reading this board and you guys are a really insightful and funny bunch of hounds.

I was reading here in order to plan a couple of days worth of eating in Manhattan and I've gleaned a lot of good information already. But I'd also like to put to you my specific scenario for your comments and suggestion.

My husband I are flying in to JFK on Wednesday nights red eye from SFO. We'll be staying at the Grand Hyatt adjacent to Grand Central. We'll have all day and evening Thursday and then on Friday morning will go up to Connecticut until Saturday evening when we'll return t the city and the Hyatt for are last night before taking a 10 am flight home.

About us-we're mid forties, I work in the restaurant industry and my husband is in high-tech (because well that's what almost everyone does out here now) but he loves to cook and to eat (lucky me :-)
In the past few years when in New York we have really enjoyed The Modern, Grammercy Tavern, Saam Noodle bar, Triptych. Out here we love Serpentine, Eureka!, Boulevard, Le Garage, Lers Ros, The mozzarella a la minute at Tra Vigne, The way The Martini House used to be, Chez Spencer.

Our limitations-my husband has one of those walking casts on his foot so I don't want to drag him hither and yon as I typically do when we visit your great city. I'd like to see a show-either Lincoln Center (War Horse) or Broadaway (Likely Peter and the Star Catchers or Other Desert Cities(my husband has a thing for Stockard Channing-but who doesn't? Less likely Clybourne Park) Show choice can be predicated on restaurant choice I'd just like to be able to walk because my husband will become anxious if he thinks we'll have to look for a cab and get to a show before curtain.
Saturday we'll likely not be able t be back to the city and at a restaurant until about 8:30. I haven't check the metro north schedule yet though.

So far I have been leaning towards Oceana for pre-theater because several of you recommend it highly and I'd love some good Eastern seafood. But could be swayed in another direction. For Saturday I booked Felidia, but I'm really uncertain about this choice. This meal is a gift from my boss and he's encouraged me to do a little R & D so I'm feeling pressure to try something newer, or more interesting, or I'm just not sure....

There is also lunch on Thursday and I'm really nowhere with that yet. I kind of lean towards Asian or fusion or really good pizza (but think maybe it'll be easier to get really good pizza in CT)

Can ya'll help?

Again I've really enjoyed reading your posts this morning, there's nothing really like a New York sense of humor but a New York sense of humor is there?