My boyfriend and I will be in New York next Saturday through Wednesday and are hoping for suggestions for dining options that will help us make the most of the trip. Having only been once before, for less than 48 hours, I am not at all familiar with the different areas of the city. I have been doing some research on this for several weeks now, but without knowing the area, I am getting a little frustrated with the overload of information.
We are staying at the Millennium UN Plaza, which, from what I have read, is in a less commercial/touristy area, so I assume this means that food options will be less than abundant. We don't mind doing some traveling for maybe a couple of nights, but would like to make this as relaxing a trip as NYC can possibly be, so if there are places in the area that are more than worthwhile, this is preferred.
Price is not a big concern - although a $500 dinner probably shouldn't happen (but might, if it seems like a good idea at the time)... we are more interested in great food and an interesting experience, if possible. Hidden gems, no matter how uninspired and/or shabby the atmosphere may be, are always a good thing, in our opinion. As far as type of food... we will try pretty much anything. Some types that we will definitely want to include are sushi, upscale/creative, and pizza. Tapas seems to always make for a great evening also, so that is a strong possibility.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!