We're two SF 'hounds who are coming to NY for 5 nights. We have a decent budget and are looking for "game changer" restaurants that are doing exciting, delicious food, interesting presentation, or something that's unique to the NY scene.
Neither of us have been to NY in many years, and definitely not on someone else's (big) dime.
One thing that's important to me is that we don't have dinner at places where we could be having the same dishes in SF or LA. (eg., I looked at Spotted Pig's menu, and it looks a lot like what's going on here, but maybe I'm wrong?).
Here's the list we're working from. Thoughts? And advice on which could be as good of an experience at lunch?
Thanks so much--