Hey Fellow Foodies,
My mom's coming into town this weekend, and I'd like to take her to a nice restaurant late Saturday night around 11:30pm after we go see Sweeney Todd. We're open to any location in Manhattan, south of Mid-town.
We're adventurous eaters and are aiming for eclectic, but would like something somewhat nice too. My backup is Blue Ribbon, but I've gone there several times and want something new. (Both their beef marrow with oxtail marmalade and their pigeon are to die for by the way)
I've searched other postings about late night food and have seen suggestions for the following: Payard, Landmarc, Pastis, Paradou, 'ino, Florent, & Spotted Pig. These all sound nice, but I'm looking for something other than classic European fare. I tried WD-50 a couple weeks ago, but that's a one-time experience.
PS: The rest of my "food schedule" for her visit so far is:
Friday: My place (seared tuna with ginger-wasabi sauce and fried garlic flakes, accompanied by miso soup, edamame, and TBD asian fruits, followed by TBD pastry and green tea ice cream.)
Saturday Breakfast: My Place (cappuchino, toasted bagel & lox)
Saturday Lunch: Grimaldi's followed by desert at Jacques Torres Chocolate
Pre-theatre snack: TBD
Saturday Dinner: need your help here
Sunday Brunch: Jing Fong for dim sum (I know it's not the best quality, but it's the most authentic experience and best selection I know of. I'm open to suggestions, though)
Sunday Dinner: My place (almond-coated, tangerine-marinated, grilled chicken breast over baby greens with avocado, roasted red peppers and baby mozzerella, topped with a spicy tangerine dressing)