Will be in the city in December for a Friday and Sunday. Friday will be looking for a place to do lunch and a place to do dinner. Wife had mentioned wanting to try WD-50 after seeing Dufresne on tv. I'm a little bit iffy about them though. We don't have plans to be in any specific area of the city so we are open to lots of places as long as they aren't spicy or latin inspired. We have already dined at The Modern, Le Bernadin and EMP. Per Se is out of our price range and I'm not sure we'd want to get too dressy (that is I could take or leave having to have coat and tie). That day we will also be looking at lunching somewhere in the city. I would be fine just hitting up a few cheap Chinese places but my wife I think is a little more iffy on that cuisine. I wouldn't mind the alternatives I've seen floating around like a cheap Del Posto or Jean George brunch but would have to double check the schedules. I also don't know if Parma is an option since a lot of talk surrounds their cake more than food.
Lastly, we have a matinee on Sunday. While a brunch at one of the places mentioned above would be great. We are also trying to meet a friend who is coming from the UES near Zabars. She suggested Boulud Sud. What are the hounds thoughts on that or is there a better option?
My potentials to try in general are
Colicchio And Sons