I have the following shortlist, but could use some help and opinions, ideally so they can be prioritized by potential amazingness. And if there's a much better alternative that I haven't thought of (no idea what that could be), I'm listening too. In no particular order:
a) Momofuku Ko - curious because I really like Momofuku Ssam Bar; however it seems very booked
b) Soto - for shellfish and super-serious Japanese cooking
c) Le Bernardin - the best fish in the city? really?
d) Jean Georges - fine dining gold standard in NYC
e) Jungsik - new Korean
f) Bouley - the lunch last year was very nice, especially the desserts; how is dinner?
For reference, these I have tried already, and hold dear to my heart:
EMP, Per Se, Atera, Corton, Kajitsu, The Modern, ______ <-- hoping to add something this holiday!
And yes I feel very reliant on the Michelin Guide, this bothers me a little..