OK. I've done a ton of research. I've narrowed down my picks. I still have a few spots to fill in... let me know if you have any recommendations or if there's anything you'd change.
I'm staying in the Meatpacking area.
Lunch Katz’s (never been... dying to go)
Dinner Del Posto
Lunch Ssam Duck Bar
Dinner Locanda Verde
Lunch Empellon (I'm a Mexican food freak and can't get it where I live)
Dinner Takashi / Sushi Yasuda (need at least one good Japanese meal. Already been many times to Nobu and Sushi Seki)
Breakfast B&H / Stage (B&H for french toast, Stage for corned beef hash)
Dinner Teqa (menu looks ridiculous)
Day 5 (New Year's Eve)
Lunch S’mac/Motorino (was told to share some mac then go order a pizza)
Dinner SHO?? Going to a concert at Pier 36 and would like a really good restaurant near Pier 36
Day 6 (New Year's Day)
Brunch Tertulia/The Dutch/The Breslin/Cookshop (can't decide)
Dinner PDT?? / The Cannibal / A really good steakhouse (been to Luger's many times... prefer to stay close to the hotel)
Lunch spots considering:
Lamb’s Club, Meatball Shop, Num Pang, The Cannibal, Dim Sum Go Go, A-Wah (Dim Sum), Oriental Garden (dim sum), DBGB (Boloud), Dos Toros Taqueria, Porchetta, Yakitori Toto, Torrisi, Artichoke (pizza), Da Mikele (pizza), Valelka (pierogies & blintzes), Minetta Tavern (black label burger)
Dinner spots considering:
Takashi, Sushi Yasuda, Tertulia, 11 Madison Park, Frankie’s 570
Near Hotel: (these are just some places in case I need a last minute snack or meal)
Co. (pizza), Bill’s Burger & Bar, Murray’s Bagels
If you don't see them on the list and are wondering why, I've been to Marea, Scarpetta and Il Mulino. I do prefer places that have a bit of life/energy, but the food quality is of the utmost importance. I don't want to go anywhere just for the scene -- although if there's great food AND a scene, even better!
Thanks in advance!!