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Nyc chowhounds need some help

NYCFORKER | Oct 5, 2007 05:13 AM

My husband and I will be staying in the city sans child for 2 nights next month. I am trying to plan the dining part of the trip and while I have scouted out other threads I was wondering if I can get your thoughts on a couple of our choices. We are staying near the Yerba Gardens.

Right now this is how things are looking
Day One
Land at lunch time, check in, head to late lunch at Slanted Door
Late dinner at Quince

Day Two
Breakfast-Pork Store or Dim Sum
Lunch ??????

Morning Three
Breakfast-Pork Store or Dim Sum

My questions to the board are:

1. Quince worth it or not? Heard it is boring. If there are two other places better for our two night stop, we'll cancel.
2. I need another place for a lunch? We are looking for more local or ethnic that we can stop in to while we are wandering the city.
3. Second Dinner-I have been recommended A16, Town Hall and Antica Trattoria...any thoughts on these or others?
4. We have a French Laundry reservation that we would rather replace with somewhere in the city-is there a similar tasting menu-esq experience in town? Gary Danko?
5. I love cheese, and wine for that matter. Any place in particular stick out above the rest for our second dinner where we can have some nice wine and cheese?
6. Are there are places you would recommend to eat in the area after some margaritas at Tommys (is that the Richmond area)?

Ultimately we are looking to recreate the days before we became parents-fun time, late dinners and potential "overserving" of wine in places where locals go to eat fresh, good food in a nice, fun environment. We are not looking for stuffy or over serviced places-bring the loud buzz of a room with the ipod on random.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions!

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