NOTE - I'LL ALSO POST THIS IN OUTER BOROUGHS AS IT COVERS MANHATTAN AND BOROUGHS
We land tomorrow in NYC for a week of flaneuring and eating.
We live in Hackney, London, so I'm particularly seeking stuff that's as different as possible from some of the trends/name chefs you see in both cities. Particularly interested in anywhere that showcases regional US cuisine, and the more 'obscure' ethnicities (sorry to be relativist!)
Looking for top tips under the following headings. Places I'm considering are below, please comment and add anything you think I've missed.
We're staying W Village & LES, but more than happy to travel anywhere.
Price less important than quality of food/experience - will be extravagant if it's worth it $150+ pp for food). But prefer casual and friendly to really fancy/bling/stiff. Prefer nowhere with strict dress code. Thanks!
Oh and prefer no queues (ha!)
Russ and daughters
NORDIC PRESERVES, FISH & WILDLIFE COMPANY
Black Seed bagels
HIGH END TRADITIONAL
Gotham bar and grill
HIGH END CREATIVE
Contra (I've booked this for Sat dinner)
eleven madison park -
The NoMad - booked lunch thurs
grand central bar
Blue Ribbon (97 Sullivan St)
SUSHI/RAMEN/ASIAN (shouldn't all be shoved together, really... sorry)
pure thai shophouse
Okonomi / yuji ramen
Momo’s Sushi Shack
Jack’s Wife Freda,
Mighty Quinns, W village
(love suggestions of places with music - jazz, new bands/indie/electronica/new folk)
Booker and Dax
Death and Co
Burp Castle East Village
FOOD & DRINK SHOPPING
Essex St Mkt
union sq farmers market
Thank you so much
Let me know if anyone wants London advice in return