four of us will be visiting for four nights in early may from Toronto. we have a few friends in manhattan and have been to nyc a few times before, having eaten at a good variety of places (ssam bar, katz, russ & daughters, joe's shanghai, craft bar, bar americain, shake shack, ippudo, grimaldi's, silvia's, red rooster, peter luger's, bonchon). pretty much seen most of the touristy sights. the trip is intended for shopping and eating (for half the group; the other half is fine with whatever we choose). we're going to be staying midtown (?) at the wellington hotel.
feel free to suggest better options than those we've currently decided on! we want to eat well and try things uniquely new york.
thursday night arrival:
- snack: halal chicken & rice, la esquina, or meatball shop
- any evening activities?
- quick breakfast: wichcraft or eggs-travaganza cart
- midtown shopping
- lunch: jean georges for their 2-course prix fixe
- more midtown shopping
- snack: burger joint (at the parker meridien)
- MoMa for uniqlo fridays
- dinner (needs to be in the upper westside and moderately priced): tum & yum, amy ruth's, the cottage, flor de mayo, xi'an famous foods
- sleep no more (either friday or sat night)
- breakfast: balthazar (i'm wide open to better suggestions, especially if they're closer to the places we're going)
- hell's kitchen flea market
- high line
- lunch (trying to keep it light before peter luger's): 15 East (should we go with omakase or a la carte?) or Cha-An
- union square + shopping
- brooklyn flea (williamsburg) + oddfellow's ice cream
- early dinner: peter luger's (4:45pm)
- SoHo shopping and/or sleep no more
- late night: spot dessert bar or mad for chicken
- late breakfast: white manna hamburgers
- woodbury outlet shopping
- quick lunch: ideas close to the outlet?
- nordstrom in white plains
- dinner: louro for chef's table
- breakfast: norma's
- central park or shopping
- lunch: gramercy tavern (prixe fixe or a la carte?), the modern, ABC Cocina, or have a picnic at central park (grab food from ... whole foods?)
- leave for toronto