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Referrals for visitors from SoCal in May

Kico | Apr 10, 2007 04:37 PM

My wife and I will be spending 5 nights in NYC for our anniversary. The mere fact that I am posting here should make it apparent that much of the vacation will revolve around where we eat; which brings me to my question. Where should we go? We don't get to New York often so we'd like to hit up some must-do restaurants for dinner and/or lunch. Based upon reviews from this website, and articles I've read in magazines, I have a list compiled of several restaurants.
For a frame of reference I'd like to offer up some of mine and my wifes' favorites from our city, San Diego, and others we've visited around the country.

San Diego:

Nine Ten - www.nine-ten.com
Kensington Grill - www.sdurbankitchen.com/kensington-gri...
Laurel - www.laurelrestaurant.com/laurelrestau...

San Francisco

Boulevard - One of the best meals we've ever had. If it would have ended at the salad course, I would have been fine. www.boulevardrestaurant.com
Delfina- www.delfinasf.com
Zuni Cafe - An SF icon. www.zunicafe.com
Tartine - www.tartinebakery.com
Quince - Very romantic. www.quincerestaurant.com

Chicago -

Kevin - www.kevinrestaurant.com
MK - www.mkchicago.com
Blackbird - www.blackbirdrestaurant.com
Nomi - www.nomirestaurant.com
Bongo Room - Best brunch on the planet! www.bongoroom.com

Phoenix -

Barrio Cafe - I almost cried the mole was so good! www.barriocafe.com
Pizzeria Bianco - THEE best pizza! In Phoenix. Who knew? www.pizzeriabianco.com

That's probably overkill, but I wanted to give an idea of where we've been. Here's my list of places we're interested in going to in New York.

Babbo
Craft
Eleven Madison Park
Lupa
Cafe Boloud
Lupa
Per Se
Blue Hill
Bouley
The Spotted Pig

I welcome any other suggestions. We'd like to do maybe three of these for dinner, with one big night for our anniversary. We'd try some of the others we can't do for dinner for lunch too. I'm not sure which one's would be better for which meal. We're staying in Murray Hill, 31st and Lexington, but it really doesn't matter location wise. We'll probably also do a show on one of the nights if that helps. We will be there Saturday thru Wednesday night. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer!

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