My wife and I are taking a trip to NYC in April for a week long vacation to celebrate 2 new jobs, a new marriage, an our gluttonous love for everything food related. Below is a list of the places so far that I have been looking at booking reservations for. Cost isn't much of an issue here, its a last hoorah before settling down with a house payment. The one thing we hate is a stuffy atmosphere or snooty staff. We are from Chicago and Alinea's 6+ server team for our table was mostly overbearing and made us feel rushed the whole time, our ideal dinner is something like Schwa where it is fun and relaxed. With that said, if the food is mind blowing, we can settle for a little stuffiness if we have to. We will typically go for a full tasting menu if it is available. Looking for input and suggestions on where to go (or maybe where not to of what i have already listed), feel free to hit me with some knowledge.
Currently planned large meals in no particular order:
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
88 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003