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Final advice for next weekend?

lacontessa | Jan 23, 201110:13 AM

Thanks so much for your input. We made lunch reservations for Jean Georges for Saturday.

But, we still need advice/feedback for Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday night.

Unfortunately, I just missed making 5 pm reservations for the bar at the modern for this Friday night. With our dietary restrictions (dairy for hubbie; gluten etc for me), wanted to see what the restaurant menu looked like. The day before restaurant week reservations opened, it showed up as available on my computer screen, and when I entered our information, the availability disappeared!. Note to self--better to make the reservation at that talked about restaurant, and then cancel if the menu doesn't look appealing. We are 4th on the waiting list, confirmation calls will be made on Wednesday, and they may have waiting tables. Since this seemed so iffy, we made 5 pm reservations for David Burke Townhouse, however, the concierge at our hotel thought it was too far from the 7:30 pm Billy Elliot show at the Imperial theater. She suggested Bice, Bistro Milano, China Grill, Kellari, Maze as being closer to the show.

My husband is more interested in diner food for breakfast on Saturday since we will have a fancy lunch at jean Georges (jackets are required, but, they do have some just in case). So, the concierge suggested Madison Restaurant. The breakfast menu for Tulcingo del Valle restaurant also looks interesting to me (e.g., chilaquiles).

We will be seeing a show on Saturday at 5 pm near St. Marks Place, so was looking at dinner after the show at Cafe Mogador (no reservations on Sat night possible, but just a short walk away and will be there before the 7 pm crush) and Tu-lu's bakery (great looking gluten free options).

For Sunday, was thinking of eating something we bought from Tu-lu's and then heading down to the lower east side to do a short walking/shopping tour
Babycakes--248 Broome St, New York‎ (if good--plan to really load up for home)
Pickle Guys--49 Essex St (half sours for hubbie)
Essex Street Market--120 Essex St (not sure whether worthwhile on a sunday)
Economy Candy--108 Rivington St (pistachios, fun candy etc.)
Katz’s--205 E Houston St (pastrami for hubbie)
Russ and Daughters--179 E Houston St (bagels and lox for hubbie)
Di Palo--200 Grand St (shopping to take home)
Rice to Riches--37 Spring St (rice pudding for me)

What do you think? Suggestions? Advice? Thanks so much!

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Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Cafe Mogador
101 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

Kellari Taverna
19 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

China Grill
60 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Tulcingo del Valle
665 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Bistro Milano
1350 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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