Hi…I’m visiting NYC in late December for the 5th time, but I don’t think I know the dining scene as well as I’d like to. After combing the boards…I came to an awful conclusion: I know what I don’t like, but don’t know what I’d like!! So I’d really appreciate some guidance in where to go.
I’m looking for a place that is on the par with Bouley and Babbo – food that reflects a definitive style and sophistication. I like all kinds of cuisine and eat all kinds of ingredients, but for my trip, European cuisine or Inter-European fusion would be most welcome. I know that New York has many great Asian places, but I go to Asia once every two months and I grew up in Asian countries, so…
I have ruled out Le Bernardin due to many negative feedbacks about its uneven quality on Chowhound. I am skipping Per Se because I live in San Francisco. I read many good things about Eleven Madison Park, but I don’t feel very inspired by its menu or the pictures of its food. I’ve been to the original Alain Ducasse in Paris and thought that while it was good, it did not deliver on the wow impact. I’ve been to Vong and found that its presentation and décor shadowed its food, so I’m very hesitant about Jean Georges.
So....Can someone help me, please? Thank you so much for your help and advice!