Will be in NYC for 5 days at/around New Years - I have room for 8 (4 dinners, 4 lunches) meals and have already done plenty of scouting - I've also been to many of the mainstays and as good as many were I don't want to do repeats.
Been to JG, Le Bernardin, The Modern, Gramercy Tavern, EMP, Alto, Scarpetta, Babbo, Otto, Il Mulino, Nobu, Ssam, Noodle Bar.
Per Se, Daniel, and Marea for dinners
Convivio, Bouley, and Casa Mono for lunches
Thoughts for the other lunch include Tocqueville, A Voce, Cafe Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne, Del Posto, Aureole - I'm leaning toward A Voce or DB.
Thoughts for the other dinner include Gilt, Picholine, Veritas, SHO (or Ko if I can score a reservation) - I'm leaning toward Picholine.