I am coming to New York for the first time on the 4th. I have been reading this board / fodors and other sources for restaurant ideas. I think all this information is great, thanks. I have made some reservations (Daniel & Nougatine). Plan to hit a few if I can while site seeing w/o reservations (Lombardi, Pings).
I still don't have exact plans but would like to hit Babbo or Esca, Tamarind, and Kuruma Zushi. Do these need reservations? Could I eat in the bar? Are they open for lunch? Is there a reliable source for hours for these? Which one would you recommend for a pre-theater dinner?
If you could help with some or all of these questions I would appreciate the advise.
Any comments on any of the restaurants I have chosen is appreciated.