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Quick NYC visit - is this the best itinerary?

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Quick NYC visit - is this the best itinerary?

canida | May 1, 2013 04:45 PM

I'm a SF-based foodie planning a quick visit at the end of the month (tacked onto a business trip) and want to hit some of the top NYC restaurants with a modern/molecular gastronomy slant. It's been a few years since the last time I've been on a food tour of NYC, so lots of new stuff has come up and I'd love the Chowhound take.

Here's my itinerary - all places I've never been!

Wednesday dinner: Atera
Thursday lunch: EMP (pending reservation!)
Thursday dinner: Corton

I've read the chowhound boards pretty thoroughly, but is there anything I'm overlooking or you think I should skip/swap? On recent visits I've eaten at WD-50 twice (underwhelmed on 2nd visit, as it seemed Wylie wasn't pushing the envelope too hard any more), and Ma Peche (the Momofuku family is a fall-back in case of reservation problems.)

For cross-reference, I love beautifully-executed modern food (Alinea, Manresa, Coi) but also value a menu that's challenging and even a bit rough around the edges as the chef tries something unusual (Schwa, sometimes Atelier Crenn.) Being able to watch the kitchen in action is a huge plus.

Thanks for your help!

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