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Holiday visit

NYCbuckeye | Oct 3, 2009 08:09 PM

Hey all-
I moved to Manhattan about a month ago and I have enjoyed checking out the more affordable places all over the city per recommendations on CH. My parents are coming to visit around Thanksgiving for 4 days and I was hoping I could get some more great recs.

We have reservations for per se already. I was thinking EMP or Grammercy Tavern for Thanksgiving day- but probably not go to both during their trip. Unless the experiences are different enough to warrant two Danny Meyer restaurants in a week? I was also considering Craft for one night.

While we area "foodie family," Dad is not huge on sushi or molecular gastronomy-type stuff. I was hoping to do and Italian restaurant one night. I would like to stay in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

I realize this might be a slightly ambitious 4 nights of dining. I was hoping to achieve a variety of New York's best cuisine while staying within our (read: Dad's) comfort zone. We have visited the city many times and I'm hoping to try all new places. That being said, I am avoiding Daniel, Balthazar, Gotham B&G, Union Square Cafe, Bar Americain, Nobu, and Il Mulino, since we have been there before.

Price is not an issue; any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
--also, I seem to have trouble searching for specific threads, so if there are any threads with relevance please bring them to my attention :) --

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