I'm planning a trip to NYC with my boyfriend in February. We are both aspiring to be chefs. (Aspiring because we are fresh out of culinary school) I'm researching places for us to eat both cheap and expensive. We love little ethnic hidden places, but we want to have one night where everything blows us away. We've read plenty about the famous places like Jean-Georges, Nobu, Daniel, etc, but we don't want to go by reviews. Also, what's the best pizza in Manhattan? So my question is three fold.
1. cheap/ethnic hideaways
2. exquisite food worth the money
3. best pizza