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Inspire me New York

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Inspire me New York

miss chicken wing | Mar 12, 2011 04:22 AM

Hi,

Heading to Manhattan from London (UK) for 5 nights over Easter weekend. Really want to be inspired by the food. Last time I was there is 10 years ago... so a bit lost for ideas.

Planning on one trad French fill at Daniel (is it worth it? Always wanted to try it after reading The Fourth Star, though I know this came out yonks ago).

Then need some more ideas...
For those of you who know the London scene, I love the food at places like Ottolenghi, Providores, Caravan, Texture, Maze, Salt Yard, - all have seriously creative chefs/kitchens.
And for atmosphere The Wolseley, La Petite Maison, Dean Street Townhouse, River Cafe - which all do knock-out food too (though a bit less innovative).

Not really interested in swanky and expensive, just big atmosphere and great food.
Heard The Lion is the happening place to be? True?

Would also like a good sushi rec.
And... is Momofuku any good? Loved the book (which has been a hit here in the UK) but heard it's a victim of its own success.

Staying opposite Central Park, but happy to explore all areas. There are four of us, ranging from 50 to 20, so places that suit all please (ie no thumping music, likewise nothing to staid).

Thanks!

MCW

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