First of all, hi. My wife and I will be visiting from San Francisco for 6 days/5 nights in NYC for our honeymoon. This entire trip is pretty much all about food and it is my first time there! She is pregnant (will be about 3 months in when we're there) so this will be our last big trip and food splurge for a LONG time. I'm having trouble deciding how to narrow down our fine dining dinner destinations so here I am, because I trust the 'Hounds :)
Anyway, pick 4. Momofuku Ko already gets the 5th spot!
I think Le Bernardin is a fish-centric restaurant? Again, prego wife over here so no raw fish, and not a lot of cooked fish either. Do restaurants usually have a problem with substitutes in a tasting menu?
I'm purposely leaving Per Se off this list because it's a little TOO pricey. Besides, we have The French Laundry over here.
Here are the other lunch joints and smaller bites we have in mind:
Momofuku Ssam Bar (pork buns)
Momofuku Milk Bar
Blue Ribbon Brasserie (roasted bone marrow + oxtail marmalade)
Red Cat (tempura fried bacon)
Daisy Mays BBQ (beef ribs)
Choice Market (BLT)
Stand (toasted marshmallow shake)
Five Points Restaurant (yukon gold potato pizza)
Lombardi's or Grimaldi's
Nicky's Vietnamese sandwiches
Prune (bacon and marmalade sandwich)
I Trulli (orecchiette with rabbit ragu)
E.A.T (grilled cheese sandwich and tuscan peasant soup)
Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien (our hotel)
Norma's at Le Parker Meridien
Ping's Seafood (dim sum)
Pearl Oyster Bar (NE clam chowder)
Brooklyn Bagel or Ess-A-Bagel
Karavas Place (gyros)
Obviously we won't hit all of these places, but narrowing down this list won't be as hard. Still, suggestions are welcome.