After some work on the chow discussion board last fall I dined at Appiz in September with my daughter and nephew and we enjoyed the dinner, service and decor. Seemed like a nice "find" in an out-of-the-way spot.
Coming back to Manhattan in two weeks, with daughters (ages 20 and 16) and nephew age 25 and looking for another dinner spot.
While we are staying down on Canal Street and shopping around Spring Street, I consider us very mobile for a good dinner. I too realize that within 2+ weeks I may have difficulty getting into a spot I desire, unless it is a late or early dining time, but we are good late eaters.
Willing to enjoy a $50+ per person dining experience. I don't think my daughters yet would appreciate a $100 dining event. I'd consider their tastes to include: "american grill/steak", italian, and asian. (I don't have any good chinese/asian spot on my Manhattan list so that might be nice to experience.)
We are having brunch again at Balthazar on Sunday. The cinammon apple panackes my daughter enjoyed on the previous trip were so delicious and light and fluffy. Certainly easy to make that a regular stop it seems. Has anyone had dinner at Balthazar and care to comment? Just curious if dinner is also good.
Possible other stops recommended to me include (and these may be more casual I don't know):
Crispo - for affordable italian?
Il Bastardo at 7th and 21st for affordable italian?
Felidia - italian at west 58th?
Mumbles on 3rd Ave?
Amedeo Buona Sera - italian
And visiting the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory and/or Shake Shack if the line isn't too long.
Looking forward to comments and hope I wasn't too vague.
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