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Help this newlywed plan a Chowhound-worthy NYC whirlwind honeymoon!

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Help this newlywed plan a Chowhound-worthy NYC whirlwind honeymoon!

Suzie4399 | Nov 16, 2012 03:29 PM

Hi all,

I have been lurking around Chowhound for months (maybe years?) taking the advice of all of you wonderful people... Now I am hoping to enlist some help of my own!

My new husband and I will be taking an impromptu "mini honeymoon" down to NYC from Dec 13-19th. We have made a number of reservations, and was hoping to get any opinions. I've spent hours scanning the Boards, and would appreciate any advice you can give!

We will probably eat free (phew!) breakfast at the hotel, and graze for lunch. We're focusing our tummies (and wallets) on our dinners.

Dec 13th- We get in around 8pm that evening, so will probably stick near our hotel (300 Block of West 39th Street). Any recommendations close to there?

Dec 14th- We secured reservations for Babbo (after hours on the phone!) Has anyone out there experienced the Pasta Tasting Menu? Would you recommend that or sticking with the menu? How is the Spicy Two Minute Calamari prepared?

Dec 15th- ? Open to suggestions!

Dec 16th- Reservations for Public... Has anyone tried the Sunday Dinner? Seems like a steal of a deal!

Dec 17th- Hoping for an EMP reservation... Would be the experience of a lifetime, and a birthday celebration for me :) If we can't secure that, we've got a back-up reservation for Jungsik. Thoughts?

Dec 18th- NYC Ballet Nutcracker performance, so probably a quick bite before... Anything worthwhile near by?

We are also looking for the best ramen, hot dogs (yay street meat!), and pizza... Seems like there are lots of opinions out there! I'm also dying to try cookies from Levain Bakery and Pastrami on Rye from Katz's.

I will make sure to return and report on our trip when we are back... I always love reading everyone else's reports! Many thanks in advance!

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