My mom and I will be staying in NYC for a week. This is our first visit. We want a good mix of high-end places and cheap eats plus a variety of cuisines. Planning where to eat is giving me a headache coz there are so many choices. I've been reading Yelp and Chowhound for a week now and I'm suffering a bad case of information overload. So any kind of help to narrow down my choices would be very much appreciated.
Friday dinner: Undecided (Any suggestions that's not too far from East 48th and Park Ave?)
Saturday lunch: Momofuku Ko
Saturday dinner: Double Dragon/ Best Fuzhou/ Ying Qian???
Sunday brunch: Minetta Tavern
Sunday dinner: Undecided
Monday lunch: Le Bernardin
Monday dinner: Halal cart
Tuesday lunch: Di Fara's (Better than Lombardi's? Grimaldi's?)
Tuesday dinner: Undecided (Good eats in Brooklyn?)
Wednesday lunch: Marea
Wednesday dinner: Ippudo/Totto (which is better?)
Thursday lunch: Joe's Shanghai
Thursday dinner: Daniel (I'm having second thoughts about this.. Maybe we'll go to WD 50 instead)
Friday lunch: Russ and Daughters
Friday dinner: Undecided
Saturday lunch: Undecided (Have a flight to catch at 5PM.. Preferably something easy near East 48th and Park Ave)
Planning to visit these spots but not sure when:
Kyotofu (I was told that there's always a line here. Does anyone know when's the best time to go?)
Pearl's Oyster Bar (Is it worth going to?)
Two Little Red Hens
Are there any places on my list that I should skip? Other good eats that I should add to my list?
Also, how's the dimsum in NY compared to HK and SF?
I'm really confused right now.. Thanks for the comments/suggestions.
P.S. My mom doesnt eat beef that's why Shake Shack, Katz Deli, Peter Luger, Keens, etc. are not on my list. She doesn't eat raw fish too so no sushi places.