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L.A. hound excited to experience N.Y.

Me | May 4, 2004 07:58 PM

I'm coming to new york for pretty much the first time and I'm very excited to try a wide range of food. It's me and one friend, and we're into a wide range of dining. I defintely want to try the best pizza an d burgers, but also enjoy fine dining too. My tastes veer strongly toward French, new American and fusion foods. However, I'm really up for anything. Whatever is good and quintessential New York. For those of you who know LA restaurants, my favorites are Sona, Zankou, In N Out, Bastide, Phillippe. Does that help?

So far I've made reservations for babbo, public and jean georges. But some advice would be great.
Jean Georges I was thinking maybe we should do a lunch instead of a dinner. But then the dinners are supposed to be so good and I don't want to go to the same restaurant twice in one trip. I'm just worried that we won't be able to catch a show if we eat there (the reservation is for Saturday 10pm) or is it near theaters? Or would it better to have a lunch there on Monday after hanging out in Central Park? And if we did lunch is it better to do Nougatine or Main dining room?

My aunt will be terribly disappointed if I don’t eat at one of Mario's restaurants, and babbo sounded the best. Is it near any theather?

Public I'm a little leery of because I've heard the entrées don't match up to the apps, but maybe we could just make an early evening meal out of appetizers (I've always wanted to try kangaroo!). And it's in the Village, right? So lot's of cool places to hang out afterward.

And I'd love to find one good dim sum and one good brunch spot. I've heard Agave is good.

Landmarc in Tribeca sounds interesting. How is that?

How is the Bobby Flay place Mesa Grill? Good for apps and drinks maybe?

I'm pretty much up for any type of food, though I'd like to go to places that are very New York so no Nobus or Per Se or Masas, since there are versions of them out here.

Thanks for your help!

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