I posted regards to our food choices a few days ago and got lots of helpful info. I have replied but I thought Id start a new post just incase people dont see it :)
This is what I have wrote ....
WOW thank you all for your replies, regardless if you agree with our choices or not, its a great way to get feedback on these places.
One did stand out and made a lot of sense, asking to explain why i had choosen these places and what i was looking for incase people could offer a better alternative. Thank You! So here goes, please remember this is our first trip to NY and all we know is what we have read from the net etc.
Serendipity - Snack / late dinner on the day of arrival. Picked because I love the film and Im a romantic at heart, but also I suffer from jet lag really badly so the only way to keep me awake after my 10 hour flight would be the promise of visiting here and getting a frozen hot choc :) We may grab some wings too but our body clocks will still be on UK time but hey we will be in NY so who knows!
The Bull & Bear - Dinner. We chose this because the menu looks yummy, I love filet migeon (SP?) and also because we are staying at the Waldorf and would like to experience a resturant within the hotel. Also on the evening we plan to eat here we are going to Gotham the comedy club which I believe is within walking distance of the hotel.
Johns Pizza 260 W 44TH St - Late lunch Ive heard all about John's and really want to eat here but it seems that the Beeker St location is better. Would someone be able to tell me touristy things are in this area so I can try and re-jig my plans?
Norma's - Breakfast - Hubby wants to go somewhere for a great America breakfast. This is how it fitted into our plans, feel free to offer an alternative :)
Breakfast at Norma's. (Located in Le Parker Meridien 118 W 57th St btwn 6th & 7th Ave Go to Central Park and then head towards the Boathouse and from there go to the Met Museum (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street). Board the M1 Bus right outside the Museum's main entrance. Ride the M1 until you get to Rockefeller Center (Christmas tree). Walk across the street to visit St. Patricks Cathedral. Walk down Fifth Avenue to 44th Street and visit Grand Central Station. Whilst visiting Grand Central Station go to Juniors for cheesecake (in the station terminal). Look at Chrysler Building and walk back to Fifth Avenue and head south (downtown) to 34th Street and visit the Empire State Building for a daytime view.
Juniors - for cheesecake :)Above is where Juniors came in too, to be honest we just fitted that in as we were going to be there. Cheesecake isnt a must for us, but after this start to our morning, maybe a sit down will be :)
Nyonya - Lunch - Since I first posted this we have desided to go here for supper instead. Hubs found this place on the net and it sounded great. We wanted yummy food, frills or no frills really.
Balthazar - Dinner/ Supper We have heard great reviews from trip adviser about this place but an alternative suggestion is welcome.
The River Café - Dinner This will be our last evening in NY so we wanted a really specail meal, romantic, nice wine, you get the picture. Where else would you suggest?
Carmines. 200 W 44th St - Last meal in NY before our flight home. We read that this place does great pasta and as i really dislike airline food and hence never eat it, we thought it would be a good way to get a great dinner before we fly. But maybe a deli would be better? Or even we could go for the express steak at the bull and bear which they offer at lunchtimes and change our other dinner?
So I guess the best thing is for me to post our plans and you guys choose where we eat :) Money isnt to much of an issue really so do your best! We like nice and tasty food. We love red sauce Italian, Chinese and America. Hubby also LOVES great wine.
Land In NY, check into the Waldorf.
Afternoon Big brown bag & Christmas gift shopping at Bloomingdales
18:30 - Dinner at Serendipity followed by an evening view from the top of the
Friday 23rd December
AM Big Apple Greeter - Little Italy, Soho, China Town,
17:30 Dinner at The Bull & Bear
20:30 Gotham Comedy Club, 34 West 22nd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
Saturday 24th December
AM - Ice skating & a horse & carriage ride around Central Park.
Lunch at Johns Pizza 260 W 44TH and visit Times Square. (put hubbys name up in lights!)
4:30pm - Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Radio City Music Hall
Evening - The Rainbow Grill for
Sunday 25th December
Breakfast Room service
AM Central Park Zoo
Christmas Dinner Hot dogs and sweeties at the Cinema in Times Square or pub grub?
Evening Hotel cocktail terrace, bar, room service, people watching?
Monday 26th December
Breakfast at Norma's and then head to Central Park and then onto the Boathouse and from there go to the Met Museum (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street). Board the M1 Bus right outside the Museum's main entrance. Ride the M1 until you get to Rockefeller Center (Christmas tree). Walk across the street to visit St. Patricks Cathedral. Walk down Fifth Avenue to 44th Street and visit Grand Central Station. Whilst visiting Grand Central Station go to Juniors for cheesecake (in the station terminal). Look at Chrysler Building and walk back to Fifth Avenue and head south (downtown) to 34th Street and visit the Empire State Building for a daytime view.
Ground Zero / St. Pauls Chapel / Walk down to Staten Island ferry to see Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island Ferry (roundtrip without getting off) is FREE to see the Statue of Liberty. Could grab the water taxi to Brooklyn and walk the Brooklyn Bridge on the way back if we are up to it.
Evening Piano or Jazz lounge or Nicks tickets? Jazz - Dizzy's Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Time-Warner Building.
Thursday 27th December
AM The Museum of Modern Art & also visit the ESB first thing if we couldnt get up there yesterday.
15:00 - Lunch at Balthazar,
20:00 Chicago Ambassador Theatre 215 West 49th street
Supper Nyonya 8 we may switch Balthazar and Nyonya around due to the logistics.
Wednesday 28th December
20:30 Dinner at The River Café. 1 Water Street, Brooklyn.
Thursday 29th December
14:45 Catch town car to the airport to go home L
Other places we did consider were One by Land and Babbo.
Any help would be much appreciated. HELP!