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London hound heading for NYC - itinerary!

PigsOnTour | Apr 4, 201208:35 AM

We've been lurking on the board for months now and have found the threads and discussion so useful in putting together our May itinerary. We'd love some feedback on our choices below, if anyone has any thoughts.

MONDAY - Dinner: RedFarm - (have read mixed things recently though, so open to ideas. Something Asian or Asian/Fusion would be great. Staying close to Chinatown so anything walkable or short taxi ride from there is great.)


Lunch: Levain Bakery for something to take to Central Park.
Dinner: Locanda Verde + drinks at the Brandy Library.


Lunch: Shake Shack (OH wants a burger, so it's here or 5 Napkin - thoughts?)
Dinner: Motorino


Lunch: Momofuku Ssam Bar + dessert at Milk Bar
Dinner: The Meatball Shop - (not sure about this one, like the idea but have read mixed reviews. Anything better in the EV that we should consider?)


Brunch: Clinton Street Baking Co
Dinner: ........ ? (open to ideas - ideally lower Manhattan but can travel. Love Thai so have got Zabb Elee on the shortlist as well as Ngam. Aware they are very different!)


Visiting Brooklyn so.... Fette Sau (or Pies n Thighs if queue is crazy). Drinks at Dram or Rye.

SUNDAY - Brunch at The Spotted Pig / The Breslin / Minetta Tavern. (Depends where we can get in but any thoughts on one being better than the other?)

Dinner - ....... ? - (something light I guess!)

BARS - On the shortlist: Raines Law Room, D&C, Whiskey Ward, PDT, Little Branch, Ward III.

Other bits from the shortlist - Red Egg, Totto, Empellon, Parm, Lotus Blue, Osteria Morini.

We eat pretty much everything and there are no real budget constraints. However, for various reasons, we don't plan on doing much in the way of gastropub cooking, sushi, Spanish or fine dining (like EMP) on this trip. Also don't need Indian recs as we are spoiled for that in London.

Any tips appreciated!

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