I have been researching for two weeks, and would greatly appreciate some advice for a 3-day visit to NYC at the end of September. We didn’t have a lot of time to plan, so some of our first choices were booked. First weekend in about 3 years without kids, so interested in classy adult or fun late night settings. Used to go to NY quite a bit, but only been once in the past 5 years.
For what it’s worth, we’re from DC area and some of my favorite restaurants there are Komi, 2941, and Palena. Often like upscale places with influences from around the world and tasting menus. I also really like anything pork/bacon related (in case you can’t tell from the name) and small plates.
Staying at Bryant Park Hotel, so interested in suggestions near there as well, especially for breakfast, bagels or just a little treat like a cupcake.
Day 1 – Friday
We have theatre tix (Spelling Bee) at 8pm, so are working around that.
During the day, we were thinking of just grazing at some tourist attractions – oysters at Grand Central, a couple small plates at the Bar at the Modern, and maybe some sushi at our hotel (Koi).
Is the Bar at the Modern the kind of place you can walk in mid-day, grab a few drinks and small plates, and leave? Is Koi lame?
Saving our ‘big meal’ for afterwards since play is over at 9:45 – thinking Momofuku Ssam (because of pork stuff) or Blue Ribbon if we stay up really late
Day 2 – Saturday
Planning some sightseeing downtown and LES, so again will probably graze throughout the day.
The only ‘must’ on our list for the day is Katz’s because for some reason we have never been there. Dumpling House and Il Laboratorio del Gelato are other options.
Anniversary dinner at Annisa – my first choice was Veritas but was booked. We don’t see much about this place, but a friend suggested it. Looking for a small, kind of intimate place, and would prefer a location where it is easy to find live music afterwards.
Day 3 – Sunday
We are not really that big on brunch, especially if it involves waiting in long lines. So, we decided to try Lupa for early lunch (have reservation). Been wanting to try it for years but afraid it won’t be worth the hype.
Any input would be greatly appreciated!