Hello everyone. We’re coming to NY from Miami for six days in July, me, wife, and two boys 14 and 12. It’s the boys first time on the city and I’d like to give them a well-rounded culinary experience – street food to fine dining. I’ve been reading the boards for a few weeks and have a pretty good idea of how this trip will shape up. Budget is flexible (up to around $350 for the four of us all-inclusive dinner), with an emphasis on variety of dining experience as much as food quality. My preliminary picks below are arranged around the neighborhoods I anticipate being in that day, and our hotel is near Madison Square Park. (good Asian food is hard to come by in South Florida, but no Indian please).
Also, is it true that there is no dim sum comparable to the best on the west coast?
Sun: arrive from week in Boston
late lunch: Kom Tang Soot Bul Kalb 32 W 32 St.
late dinner: Kellari Taverna or near Times Square?
Mon: financial district day
Breakfast: Murrays Bagels
Lunch: food cart or truck in Financial District (with great plaza to eat it in)?
Tue: central park day
Breakfast: Doughnut Plant
Lunch: Brasserie Les Halles Park Avenue? Better option in this area near Park Ave Armory?
Wed: bridges day
Lunch: in DUMBO or nearby – pizza, but where?
Dinner: Xi’an Famous Foods Chinatown
Thu: east to west village day
Breakfast: Clinton St Baking
Dinner: No kids night at Minetta Tavern (is this a fun neighborhood for 40-ish folks?), or Craft + speakeasy or something similar north of Houston that we can walk/weave back to our hotel near Madison Square Park.
Fri: game day
Breakfast: Russ & Daughters
Lunch: return to financial district maybe -
Dinner: Yankees Game – can we bring/smuggle in food?
Sat: soho day before flight home
Breakfast: Ceci Cela