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Rethinking dinner before the Met (opera) - help!


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Rethinking dinner before the Met (opera) - help!

biondanonima | | Mar 20, 2008 11:05 AM

My parents are going to be here for 5 days in May, and I'm planning to hit a bunch of great restaurants, including Jean Georges, Daniel and Del Posto. Due to our schedule of other events, we have to do Jean Georges for lunch on Thursday, Daniel on Saturday night, Del Posto on Sunday night, and somewhere on the UWS on Friday night, before the opera. Having read all the great reviews about Dovetail on this board, I was planning to take them there. However, I'm thinking that Jean Georges-Dovetail-Daniel all in a row like that might be French food overkill.

So, where else could we go near the Met that is interesting? We're probably going to have lunch that day on Arthur Ave., so I don't think we'd want anything Italian. That does away with most of what I can think of (Boite en Bois, Fiorello's, etc). Right now I'm looking at Kefi as a likely contender, since it's very reasonably priced and decidedly NOT French (or Italian)! I considered Compass and Telepan, but even though I don't necessarily consider them to be FRENCH restaurants, their menus are quite similar in style to Dovetail. I've been to Telepan and enjoyed it, but I think it might just pale too much in comparison to JG and Daniel. We've been to Picholine. They probably wouldn't be interested in Rosa Mexicano, Ollie's, Empire Szechuan or even Shun Lee.

So Hounds, where to?