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Only 1 dinner and 1 lunch for my splurges - help please!

MusicSue1 | Mar 7, 201801:10 PM

Hi everybody! So I'm planning ahead of time of course, and I wanted any insight you brilliant knowledgeable folks can give me.

Here's the trip this time around - only have 1 dinner and 1 lunch as I'm staying basically 48 hours after a 2 week trip to Italy in mid July. I'm a lover of the large tasting menus with wine pairings, been to most of the biggie Michelin starred places on my own, always wanting to try new places. But the problem is my flight to JFK is scheduled to get in at 1:15 pm, but I'm kind of scared to make a reservation at a 'serious' place for risk of cancellation fees in case anything goes wrong. And I don't want a long dinner the next night either because I want to make sure to get in at least 1 show that evening.

So I'm looking for a place for dinner on a Wednesday night, somewhere preferably Greenwich Village or farther downtown (I'm staying on the lower edge of Chinatown/LES) that wouldn't require an advanced reservation. Anybody been to the Musket Room? Saw that it has a star and looks kind of interesting with the New Zealand thing. If tasting menu is not possible, other thoughts for really interesting stuff in the similar downtown area, single diner friendly.

And then also, tasting menu for lunch the next day. No Italian of course....anybody have thoughts on Indian Accent? Or maybe Ko? I was at the old location many years ago and had an awesome experience, but I remember some folks here expressing disappointment with the new place. Willing to travel anywhere for lunch, but definitely looking for a nice long relaxed meal, any suggestions welcome. Planning for pre-theater cheese and wine at Casellula and late dinner after show at Pure Thai Cookhouse.

Thanks in advance, you folks have never steered me wrong.

Pure Thai Cookhouse,
Casellula,
Indian Accent,
The Musket Room
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