During my current planning process for my next chow-visit to your great city, I happened to notice this interesting anomaly!!
When the topics of recommending great and relatively fine dining places to fellow chowhounders came up, the 'USUAL' list ALMOST ALWAYS got menrtioned. This would include your EMP, Per Se, Jean George, Daniel, Marea, Corton, Bouley, Atera, the Modern, WD-50...etc
To my recollection, however, I have never or seldom seen the names of the following being mentioned, let alone their food discussed by chowhounders??!! They include but not limit to:
Gilt, SHO Shaun Hergatt, Adour, Brushstroke, Dovetail, Dressler, Heartbreak, River Cafe, Rouge Tomate, Saul, Seasonal...to name a few.
Why are these bunch of Michelin star restaurants less popular? Are they overrated, inconsistent, nothing special.....???
I would love to give some of them a try during my next trip, but due to their lack of coverage, I am skeptical about spending my valuable time and money on these relatively 'obscure' and seldom talk about establishments!
Please kindly enlighten me!! Thanks!