My 17-year-old sister and myself (26-year-old journalist) are heading to NYC from Mon-Wed, March 14-16 and I'm overwhelmed with the options.
We're from just outside of Toronto and are staying in Midtown, but will be hitting up the Central Park Zoo and Museum of Natural History along with an express ride around to see the Statue of Liberty. She's never been to NYC before, so I'm trying to give her a beginners experience. She's a pretty adventurous eater, but I want to stick with the classics. I don't have a super large budget, so would prefer to find cheaper (under $40), more quaint places for lunch and spend more money at dinner (say $100 or so). I'm a wine writer, so a decent wine list for dinner would be super. We will be using the subway to get around, so no specific location restrictions, other than a safe, comfortable area for her and not too far to walk in the cold :)
We're thinking about Otto for dinner one night. I was recommended by a friend, but am still open to suggestions. The other dinner is still open, along with three lunches.
What would be your must-eats?
Thanks so much for your help! Can't wait to make this a great trip.