As far as seafood - what Manhattan recommendations with good food, good service, good value and not a gourmet rip-off? How about Aquagrill vs. Pearl Oyster Bar?
What comments on Blue Hill, Mas, Pylos? Breakfast or lunch at Russ & daughters? How about Katz's Deli - breakfast, lunch or dinner? I've heard there is protocol to ordering at Katz's - what needs to be done and what should not be done?
Getting to Brooklyn - How about Di Fara for pizza? Al Di La for a Saturday night dinner? Any problems getting in around 6 p.m. for a party of 2?