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LA to NYC- check out my list?


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LA to NYC- check out my list?

Tom P | Mar 28, 2005 04:46 PM

LA Chowhound who frequents NYC here. I am coming for 6 days in a few weeks and am planning my next NYC chow experience. I was hoping for some opinions on what I have selected or some other recommendations.

Two standards the SO and I cannot miss are LUPA and UNION SQUARE CAFÉ. So those two are for sure. (THE OAK BAR is another must and I am thankful to get to NYC right before it closes, I am so bummed about that, I love to martini there.)

Restaurants I love -- but am going to try to avoid repeating yet again -- are GRAMERCY TAVERN, CRAFT and JEAN-GEORGES. I had a great time at OLD HOMESTEAD once, and have been to BLUE FIN which I found just ok. Oh and loved the $29 burger at DB BISTRO.

Currently I have reservations at TOWN, OUEST and PETER LUGAR’S. And have a time set to go by PEARL OYSTER BAR, which sounds great. I was also going to try PASTIS, mostly because the SO was a huge ‘Sex In The City’ fan and thought he would get a kick out of it. (I remember another place being mentioned, open late night, that was near or across the street from Pastis that some people liked a lot more, but I can’t remember it.) People seem split over CAFÉ GREY, so I wasn’t sure about it.

I also love neighborhood joints – with the feel of LUPA, for instance. I went to GINO’S on Lexington last time I was in town and had an absolute blast.

Comments or other recommendations would be appreciated.

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