I'm making a trip back to New York to visit from friends and am trying to decide on dinner options - I don't like re-visiting places I've already been, but I had some wonderful meals on my last trip to NYC including Gramercy Tavern, Babbo, EMP, Momofuku Noodle Bar, and Otto - I've also been to Nobu and Il Mulino in the past. I also had great desserts/pastries at Dessert Truck, the Chelsea Market, and Bouchon.
All told I'll be spending 3.5 days (4 lunches/brunches, 3 breakfasts, and 3 dinners) in the city and I'm absolutely doing Jean-Georges for lunch one day and Le Bernardin for lunch or dinner on another day. I additionally plan to go to Momofuku Ssam for a lunch at some point. I've been unsuccessful in getting Ko reserves as of yet and am holding off on Per Se for a later trip (just did The Laundry in February.)
The primary intent of the trip will be museum/gallery hopping around the major museums and Chelsea galleries, and I'll be on foot/public transport, but am more than willing to travel for great dishes. I've browsed the board and narrowed down some choices, but would appreciate input.
Adour vs. Veritas vs. The Modern Dining Room vs. Daniel?
Gotham vs. Public vs. Blue Hill?
Allen and Delancey's brunch vs alternative brunch?
Del Posto lunch vs. dinner vs. Fiamma
Is Una worth it?
WD-50's dessert tasting - yay or nay compared to Chickalicious?
Any other recs are greatly appreciated.