I'm tagging along with my wife for a few days in NYC and am getting tired head deciding on where to eat. We love food, but we aren't really into the multi course chef's menu, gastro anything, etc. We like good, simply prepared food preferably in a relaxed setting.
We've both been to NYC a few times but it was earlier in life when we didn't have the appreciation of food or the finances to afford what we didn't know to appreciate. We'll be eating dinner Sunday-Tuesday and I'll be on my own for lunch all those days.
I started thinking about Keens vs. Luger and have read about every thread here on the subject. Needless to say it resolved nothing. Why not just resolve it ourselves?
We land early enough on Sunday to do lunch at Luger. The one consistent knock between the two Brooklyn vs. Manhattan locations. Doing lunch makes it a destination only affair. We'll get the steak for two, bacon and fries and call it a day. We can also hit the Brooklyn TKTS location as I here the line is much shorter than in TS.
That night I currently have reservations at Stanton Social. We'll probably be in the mood for a lively atmosphere and a bit smaller plates. We're either going to a show if TKTS comes through or to the Comedy Cellar afterwards.
Monday lunch I'm going to Katz's to get the pastrami AND the knoblewurst. I was thinking we would hit Keen's. My wife loves lamb and the mutton chop seems to be a must get item. I'll probably either get the lamb chops or a steak if I'm still in the mood.
Tuesday night I had planned for us to go to the Spotted Pig for dinner.
I'm open right now for Tuesday lunch. I was thinking of trying the chicken at Barbuto but the reviews are mostly miss. Too bad Minetta isn't open for weekday lunch, was looking forward to trying their burger.
Any NY only experiences for lunch? I've read of a few places that do Korean fried chicken. I can't get that where I live.
Other things on our list:
Ginger Man for beer
Burp Castle (and Pommes Frites) for beer
Moldy Fig for jazz
How does that sound?