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Celebrity chef obsessed kid. 3 days/2 nights in NYC

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Celebrity chef obsessed kid. 3 days/2 nights in NYC

foodieX2 | Dec 20, 2012 08:51 AM

Taking my son (11) to NYC for 3 days/2 nights right after the first of the year. He is an adventurous eater so food type isn’t a problem and he is still a kid so would be just as with happy burgers and pizza. The problem is that he recently has become obsessed with food shows like Chopped, Iron Chef, the Chew, etc so he is dying to go to an Iron Chef/Celebrity chef restaurant. The thing is I want good food too!

We have reservations at Morimoto. Reviews on here are mixed but lean towards OK. The space looks fun too. Any thoughts? recent reviews?

I will humor him and take one for the team by going to Guy Fieri's time square place for lunch as I think he will totally get a kick out of it. We will do Katz on the other day.

So where should would go the other night? Open table shows a number of Batali/Bastianich places with availability. My son would love pizza/pasta so maybe Otto Enoteca but I hesitate supporting that jerk. Past reviews ran the gamut of “good” to “horrific”.

Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill has openings too. The last review on here (Spring 2012) was basically a survival guide to get thru a meal there. Doesn’t sound promising. Thoughts?

Any place I am missing? He knows that his chance of seeing a celebrity is zero but he is fascinated by the idea....

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