Hi. We are headed to NYC for a wedding over the 4th of July weekend. The wedding is actually going to be on Sunday the 3rd, so we'll want to go out to dinner on Saturday and on the actual 4th which is a Monday. Anyone have any experience spending the 4th in Manhattan? Are most businesses open as usual? Is there a desirable neighborhood to be in to see fireworks/ festivities? Or one to avoid for that matter?
We live downtown Chicago so it's not like we don't have access to top notch restaurants, but we normally go for more authentic, fun, neighborhood type places. I know places Daniel and La Bernardin are awesome but I feel like they are not the kind of places that 30 something New Yorkers go on any given Saturday night, you know? Same thing can be said for Alinea or Trotters here in the windy city. I'm looking for a "foodie's neighborhood gem" type of place. I saw Prune on Antony Bourdain and it looked pretty good. Also am interested in Blue Ribbon Brasserie.
Whadda ya think? Thanks for helping this Chicago girl out with dining recommendations for her second favorite city in America!
Blue Ribbon Brasserie
97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012