Hello New York Foodies! I have been reading various discussions on this board in preparation for a long weekend in Manhattan. I will be in your fine city next weekend, so am not going to get a table at any of the hard-to-reserve spots. (I have waited too long). I read with interest your suggestions to the chefs visiting from Vancouver, because this is where I also live. And, like them, I am looking for cuisines other than the ones that we do oh-so-well, e.g., sushi, and various regional Chinese.
I am looking for suggestions for dinner. We will be staying in the UWS, and would prefer not to have to trek too, too far. No need for "fancy" and prefer quiet ambience for table talk. Having just returned from Peru, where the food was fantastic, I am wondering whether you can recommend an authentic Peruvian restaurant. Also, I really love Israeli cuisine. . . and anything Asian fusion (Thai, Vietnamese, Laotian). Your suggestions are most welcome!