My uncle, his partner, and their good friends, another couple, are coming into Manhattan for a long weekend (4/25) to celebrate a birthday. I'm joining them for the day on Saturday, and we have a reservation at Milk and Honey (Delancey and Eldridge) at 8 p.m. We want to have dinner afterward somewhere nearby, preferably in walking distance (up to 20 min. walk or so). They tried and failed to get a reservation at Momofuku Ko, and asked me for other suggestions. I love food, but I live in Brooklyn, so I'm not super-familiar with the neighborhood. They also have a bigger budget than I'm used to having (hooray for that -- I love trying new places when they're in town.), so I'm looking for help.
I'm looking for something special and comfortable, though not necessarily expensive. Any cuisine that's not American or New American. They're eating at BLT Prime the night before. They travel a lot,and love deliciousness, so they're fairly adventurous, and I really want to find something new for them that they'll love.
I would like to try Degustation sometime, but figure that five people is too many for the space.
Should we try Ssam Bar or MF Noodle Bar, or will they be impossible at 10 p.m. on a Saturday?
We're not going to want to wait a long time to get in somewhere.
I'd love to hear your ideas.
111 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010
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Milk and Honey
134 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002