I'm spending 4 nights with my lovely GF in NYC early Nov and I've endeavored to make this trip a culinary journey.
I have most of it planned in minute detail but since it's all been planned from afar and from online research there might be hindrances such as logistics, same-samey flavours or plain bad ideas that I would love to hear you point out. We're Scandinavian and have never been able to finish any tasting menu we've come across and American size portion generally leave us tackled to the curb. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on the following itin!
Arriving late to La Guardia so won't dare make a reservation in case there are delays. Will get a cab to Keen's Steakhouse and hope that there will be a spot for 2 open in their Pub room. After their Mutton chop we'll have a night cap at The Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Terminal.
After locating a good breakfast spot in Battery Park City (where we'll be staying) it's off to Brooklyn for a tasting of Grimaldi's and Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. We'll burn off the calories by walking the Brooklyn Bridge back and getting in the line at the TKTS ticket booth at the South Seaport. Depending on how much the ice cream and pizza slice has filled us up it's either time for a quick snack at Luke's lobster's downtown address or The Exchange at Setai if we still have plenty of room.
Dinner will have to fit with whatever musical tickets we get (likely Mamma Mia if available). Right now I'm thinking I'll just find something close by the theater through Savored but I'm open for ideas.
The two-course lunch at Jean Georges is in the plans. I was initially considering Asiate which is close by but it seems that it is only the view that's superior there to JGs.
For the evening I'm hoping to score a reservation for Minetta Tavern to try our hands at the Black Label burger. Having followed the last week how they are looking at Open table 30 days out an early evening table shouldn't be a problem. After that it's a show at Comedy Cellar next door and a drink at The Standard or Ph-D later.
We'll be rummaging through Chelsea market and the Union Square Market during the day. I know there's superb sushi to be had at the former and the latter has Union Square Café close by.
Dinner here is completely up in the air though. I want to try the 2 for $25 dishes at WD-50, I assume these are fairly bite sized so would probably had to follow up with a smaller main course nearby. Doesn't seem to be all that many options in the area that appeal to me though. Possibly DBGB...
Death & Co is close by for drinks afterwards at least.
A power brunch at Balthazar before we fly out sounds like a plan. I want to fill up real good so I pass out on the plane on the way back over the Atlantic.
Well there it is. Is it doable? Or am I being far to scheduled and ending up with an odd mix?