I am surprising my GF with a trip to NY at the end of Oct for three days. It's our first visit and i'd like to sample some quintessential NY food. My choices so far:
Russ and Daughters
Oyster Bar and Restaurant (maybe a little touristy, but that's ok)
We'll be in Queens so I was thinking maybe Sripraphai (i tried Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas based upon chowhound recs and it was amazing). I am also tempted by Peter Luger's, but haven't good experiences with steakhouses in the past (Cut in LV, Murray's in Minneapolis, Delmonico in New Orleans), is it worth it? Perhaps for lunch? Jean-Georges and EMP have really good deals at lunch so i'm thinking one of those as well. Finally, is all the hype about momofuku justified? Would a visit to SSam or the noodle bar be worth the line-ups? Any advice on my choices or suggestions on new ones would be much appreciated.