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Help Please with dress code in Manhattan

fcb | Jun 15, 200810:58 AM

My DH and I are visiting April 17-22. We have reservations for dinners at Lupa, Gramercy Tavern dining room (9:30pm after Letterman taping) West Bank Cafe (pre-theater Wicked), Red Cat, Cafe Boulud (Sun brunch). We live in Raleigh NC which is a business casual kind of place. We are planning on dress and coat for DH at GT. Is it acceptable to wear nice capri pants and silk tops at the other places? Or only long pants or dresses? Do the NYC residents wear dress jeans and nice tops out to dinner at more casual places? We are mid 40's age. Just not sure if the definition of business casual/casual in NYC is the same as here.

I have read this board and studied the travel books. Planning a dinner/dessert at Momofuku and Chickalicious walk ins if not a long wait. It seems Mesa Grill gets mixed reviews but would love to try it since we like that type of food. We are staying at Sofitel on 44th. Any nearby rec's for dessert, grab and go breakfast or pizza? We will probably find lunches along the way of sightseeing.

Thank you

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