Hi nice people,
I live in the US for the last 6 months (Chicago) and in April I plan a vacation in NY with my wife. It’s our first time there and as food lovers, we want to explore the food scene in the best possible way.
We will spend 5 nights in NY, but I’m not planning to schedule all the meals in restaurants because we really want to also try interesting local cheap things (pizza, burgers, delis, food trucks, etc.).
I was doing my homework, and came up with a short list of restaurants for some of the meals, for others- I’m still debating. I would really appreciate your assistance.
So, for my itinerary, I want to schedule 2 lunches and 3 dinners. Unfortunately, we’re on a budget, and therefore we will try to enjoy the really fine-dining places during lunches.
Lunch #1 + lunch #2-
So we have two lunches to schedule. I want them to be as amazing as possible. As I see it, my main “competitors” for the two lunches are (and they are ranked by my current interest level):
• Le Bernardin- at first, I thought LB would be a must for us. I was really amazed by the reviews I read. However, I’m a bit afraid. Sea-food was never our major food component- we love it, but always prefer meat. I thought that maybe because of that we should try LB, to be overwhelmed by what this place can do with sea-food, but I’m afraid to be disappointed.
• Gramercy Tavern
• Jean George
• Gotham Bar & Grill
• Del Posto
What do you think? Any thoughts on what should I choose? What combination will be a good one? I want the two restaurants to be diverse in terms of the experience.
No options here. Peter Luger is a must for us.
Dinner #2 + Dinner #3-
Here I’m really debating- want to try good restaurants. Interesting restaurants. Places that will leave us with amazing memories. However, my money was already spent, so I need to find places with a reasonable pricing (around ~$30 for entrees…?)
I thought about going to The NoMad for one evening (hey, if I can’t afford EMP, at least I’ll try NoMad). But I’m having hard time narrowing the options for the second evening. Would love to hear suggestions about it (and also if NoMad is a good choice or maybe pick totally different things).
Thanks a lot for the help!