Hi ‘Hounds! Visiting from Boston, and I was hoping you could please critique my itinerary.
We’ll be coming in August for 4 days and there will be 6 of us, though not for all meals, and I'm trying to fit in everyone's requests, mostly high-end. Sparks and Tao are my husband’s choices. I suggested someplace new since we've been to Tao, so I chose Buddakan. One of our party suggested Le Cirque or 21 Club. From what I’ve researched, both of these are in the category of “not worth the $$”. So I’ve picked Bouley for his French request, and suggested a cocktail at 21 Club before. Other cocktail stops - Brandy Library, though I’d like to fit in at least one other (Double Happiness, Pegu Club, Campbell Apartment, Stone Rose or MoBar, Monkey Bar, PDT?). If it helps, some of the places we’ve enjoyed in the past – EMP, Otto, Lupa, Babbo, DB Bistro, Ducasse, JG, and Daniel, and Bemelmans, King Cole, the Round Bar, and Angel's Share.
Tuesday and our first stop for cocktails - Rise after reading the “rooftop bar” thread. 9:30 dinner is at Sparks. After dinner?
Wednesday are my picks. Late lunch at Casa Mono (have yet to hit any of NY's tapas places), or another suggestion that serves a full menu all day? MSG that night, so drinks and snacks at Keen’s (suggestions?) before, and Momofuku Ssam Bar after.
Thursday casual lunch - hit some carts, or maybe Shake Shack, pizza, etc. For dinner, a drink at 21 Club, 9:30 dinner at Bouley, after-dinner drinks at Brandy Library.
Final day – prix-fixe lunch at JG. Dinner at Buddakan. After dinner?
And Saturday afternoon, some place casual with great food to watch the game in the afternoon (preferably close to the Union Square Market)?
Thanks in advance. I’ll repay the favor if you’re ever in Boston!.