Hello! My name is Oliver. Ill be visiting NYC from July 20th to the 29th with my fiance Teal. Ive been lurking on the Manhattan and Outer buroughs boards for awhile and I am quite overwhelmed at all the options NYC has to offer. I am planning on spending most of my time enjoying the sights and sounds, but I definitely enjoy a great meal.
So far I have 2 definites. One would be Aquavit, as I havent had that type of cuisine yet, and the other would be brunch at Public, because I love brunch. Also, I've read good things about both places on CH. What I was hoping for were a couple suggestions for 1 more good dinner and another good brunch, and maybe a few inbetween lunches that are in close proximity to the big museums like the MOMA, MET and guggenheim. I think these places aren't actually very far from each other, but I have a bad knee and don't want to have to walk to much.
A few details to help you narrow things down. I am from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and this will be my first time in NYC. I am 31. I am not picky at all and in fact I can try anything once. We will be staying in LIC but will most likely be in Manhattan most of the time and are spending our last 2 nights at the Casablanca in Times Square. My fiance does not eat red meat or pork, but is willing to try most things that those are not mixed into. Our budget is around $150 pp all inclusive for dinner, but I don't drink alcohol and fiance is a lightweight. Thats the max though and I understand a lot of the top places are beyond that. We went to the Ledbury last Christmas in London and spent about $250 pp and did not feel the value, but ate at Roganic which was about half that and we considered it our favorite meal yet. Also, we are considering doing the LES food tour that kathryn has linked to often because I really want to go to Russ & Daughters and try lots of NY food. Also, I love espresso, and we both love chocolate, and desserts and pastries and cookies.
Edit: We would really like to try excellent dim sum as well.
I realise I am rambling but hopefully this helps get things started and I promise I will respond to any question and do anything Im told to do (in regards to research).