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Former NYC dweller needs suggestions for weekend trip - what's new?

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Former NYC dweller needs suggestions for weekend trip - what's new?

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Lucky1 | | Feb 8, 2010 08:13 AM

I used to live in the city from '99 - '03 but it has been over 6 years since I have lived out of state. My husband and I are coming up to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and I would love some suggestions. I used to be much more familiar with the restaurant scene but I am very out of practice! As much as I would love to splurge, we can't do any of the super-expensive top of the line places on this trip.

Here's what I am looking for:

Friday lunch - (solo) quick lunch near Grand Central before I take the Metro North to Westchester to visit a friend.

Saturday night- dinner with friends. Not sure if I get to choose, but I would like to have some suggestions ready. They live on UWS, but would be open to other neighborhoods too.

Sunday brunch - UWS with baby. My default is Sarabeth's - anything else worth trying? I have been to 5 Points downtown on another trip an enjoyed that very much. Maybe something similar...

Monday - dinner to celebrate anniversary, under $150 check (we're not drinkers). Last trip we went to Little Owl and loved it. I eat anything but husband is less adventurous. Need somewhere with a steak/shortrib type option on the menu but NOT a steakhouse. We have plenty of those here in Miami.

Tuesday - free day to get some treats. Last trip I discovered the Momofuku pork bun and loved it. Might have to go back! Feel free for any bakery or unique to NYC suggestions.

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