I'm a a San Franciscan (currently in grad school in Boston) coming to the city for spring break with my wife next week. Please review my list of restaurants below and let me know:
-What I should drop from the list
-What I'm missing that NYC does better than San Francisco (and don't get me started on Boston...). There's not much ethnic food on my list... Chinese? Other Asian? Something else?
-We'll be staying a few days in Brooklyn and a few days with friends up near Columbia - but we're on vacation so will likely be schlepping all over the place every day.
-As grad students, price is definitely a consideration - we might go for one splurge meal, but midrange and cheap (for New York) would be great.
-We are omnivores and like any type of food as long as it's good! Sketchy/dingy locales don't scare us.
So, here's what's on the list so far:
The Breslin and/or Spotted Pig
Co. and/or Motorino
Momofuku Noodle Bar or Ssam
(if we could snag a Ko reservation, that would be our big splurge, but unlikely!)
Rack & Soul
Degustation (possible splurge?)
And a few Brooklyn places (will I get in trouble for this?):
170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012
Rack & Soul
258 West 109th St., New York, NY 10025
314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014
Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001
349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003