Thks to all for all their great input so far. Basically, we are flying in late Aug. 31st (GOP Convention on-ugh), staying at the Stanhope - UES - 80th & Park, have a 13year old that isn't too picky, but gets bored easily & budget flexible, but not unlimited. We will be doing the usual sightseeing plus lots of shopping (a place to park dad while shopping would be great!) It is her 1st trip to NY & she is sooo excited - so am I! I have researched so much I am frozen & just can't make any decisions - we love good food & great memorable experiences. So... this is what I have:
Tues nt - Want a great fun Italian within short walking distance of hotel - Paola's or Sirebella's or Lussardi's (might be too stuffy) or Trattoria Rustica or ?? - help pls!
Wed - Lunch - Tav on Green (I know I know, but we've got to take her there on her 1st trip to NYC) Dinner - early at Pierre au Tunnel as 8pm Hairspray
Thu - Lunch - 11 Mad Park, early dinner Trattoria tre Colori as 8pm Wicked (would really prefer to have a very late dinner, but just can't find anything really close to theater that looks great & serves that late.)
Fri - Sightseeing all day, so lunch flexible; Dinner - Grammercy Tavern
Sat - day in Conn; dinner - Pescatore (my husband's choice, can't mess with this...)
Sun - flight doesn't leave til 5, so great lunch at Fleur de Sel or ??
I know a whole lot to ask, but I am literally in a frozen panic & can't make a decision. We don't have all these choices in LA! Thx so much in advance...