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Celebration trip to NYC. Recs please.

uhockey | Jun 8, 200804:36 PM

In celebration of my finishing my intern year of residency and my sister graduating art school and getting ready for her MFA, we've decided to take a roadtrip from Ohio to the Big Apple from 06/24 to 06/27 (wish it could be longer,) to see the things we've been missing out on during previous visits and check out some more wonderful dining. As I'm on call Sunday evening till Monday noon, we cannot leave until early Tuesday and will thus get into town around ~2pm.

The goal for Tuesday is an early pie stop at Lazzara followed by the Morgan Library, NY Public Library, and maybe a little shopping at Macy's, Lord + Taylor, etc. For dinner, I'm going to test my luck on Ko when the lottery opens up, but since that likely won't pan out I'm looking for another good option for dinner around 7-8pm in that area. We're staying with people in Queens, but I was thinking maybe Craft, Adour, Gramercy Tavern, or Cafe Boulud.

Wednesday we're heading early to Tribeca and the Chelsea Market. Going to check out Levine, Bravin Lee, Andrew Rosen, Merge galleries and some of the shopping. I figure there is plenty of good breakfast in the area, but if anyone knows of a place that serves awesome/unique pancakes or French Toast in that area that would be cool too. For lunch we have tentative plans for Moriomoto (Specifically for the Unagi and Foi bop and the Octopus Carpaccio) but could be swayed otherwise if locals know something better. After that, more browsing and maybe a cupcake from Magnolia. Dinner......Babbo! :-)

Thursday we're doing an early breakfast at Norma's and then swinging by Bouchon to grab some bread and/or sweets before heading north to the Natural History Museum. We're considering going further north after that to the Cloisters, or else cutting across the park to hit Frick, Tilton, and Neue Gallery and stopping in the park to eat our Bouchon picnic-style. Dinner reservations at the counter at L'atelier are 8:15pm.

Good choices? Changes you'd make? Foodie stops along these footpaths? Suggestions for the ones to which I'm not entirely committed? Any help is appreciated. Looking at ~40-50pp for lunch and ~75-100pp for dinner. Neither of us drink and neither prefer beef to chicken, pork, or especially fish.

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