I wanted to thank everyone for the suggestions and give of follow up of where we ate (visitors from Vancouver).
Tuesday-Lunch at Artichoke Pizza in the east village. My bf had the margherita slice which we both really liked. He said it was his favourite pizza in NYC. I had the square piece but didn't really like it. It was a little bit burnt (which they said was how they did it) and really heavy tasting. It was ok but definitely not as good as the regular slices. We planned to go to the Artichoke restaurant in Chelsea but unfortunately the hurricane caused us to change those plans.
Dinner-Blue Smoke-had the burger. The patty was really thick and cooked really well. I expected a bit more of a bbq taste but maybe for the best as I don't especially love thick bbq sauce.
Wednesday dinner-Ended up close to the hotel at Amarone restaurant. Had the seafood pasta which was a steal of a deal at about $15. Large portions and tons of scallops and shrimp.
Thursday-Lunch at Co. (Company) in Chelsea. Amazing pizza though a little on the small side. Both had the Margherita which is our go too. Like how they have a lot of flavoured oil already in the pizza so you don't need to add it to the crust.
Dinner-Lupa-A little disappointed here. Had the 2 appy's and then both had pasta. I had seafood linguine which was alright but pretty bland. Felt like I could have made it myself if a bit of white wine, olive oil, clams and pasta. The appy's were ok but again nothing to rave home about. Probably our least favourite place.
Friday-Lunch at EMP-Can't go on enough about this experience. Absolutely the best. Amazing food, amazing service, beautiful portions, and beautiful room. Would recommend this place to everyone and if you are out of town ask to see the kitchen where they will let you take pictures and serve you an egg-cream. I will attach photos soon.
Dinner-Keste-Also amazing Neopolitan pizza. Can't decide if Keste or Co. were better. To me very similar and delicious. Keste pizza seems a little bigger and has a more mom and pop shop feel but both are worth visiting.
Saturday- Dinner-Hurricane warnings started so ate at our hotel restaurant "Print". Had the steak. Huge portions including, potatoes cooked in duck fat (yummy!), salad, and steak. The steak itself was decent but the salad and potatoes were really the stars. The restaurant is a farm to table restaurant and boy can you tell with the salad. Every bite and you just taste the freshness of the produce. BF and I ended up sharing the plate with a dessert and bread and were both satisfied. Plus they have an amazing rooftop lounge for after dinner.
Sunday-Not much open so ended up eating at a hole in the wall NYC style thin crust pizza joint. Quite delicious. Dinner ended up in Hell's Kitchen at Island burger and shakes another hole in the wall. Both were cheap and good.
Monday-Breakfast-Sullivan street bakery as it was one block from the hotel-had the green olive bread which the bf chowed down on. Yummy but pretty similar to the green olive bread at Terra breads in Vancouver.
Lunch-Modern bar room-had the wine flight and charcuterie and slow poached farm egg with lobster and eggplant. The eggplant but the star here but overall very good and would be interested to try more (if more time).
Overall, we ate at most places I wanted to except Katz's and one of the Momofuku joints. Would also have liked to trade Lupa for Minertta tavern. But overall, food was amazing as expected and it was well worth doing lots of research before I went rather than just winging it.
Thanks again for your help and will post pictures of EMP lunch soon.
170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012
Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
Sullivan Street Bakery
533 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016
686 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036
328 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
230 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Keste Pizza & Vino
271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
653 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036