I will be visiting my boyfriend over the Easter long weekend.
I’m looking for some recommendations from native New Yorkers/Manhattanites(?).
Here’s some of the types of places we’re looking for:
- A nice place. We love food, but past a certain price point (150 a person), I don’t think we see the value. Also, we’re not into places that are incredibly noisy, as seems to be the trend for high-end places in Toronto these days.
- An authentic deli. Carnegie’s? The pastrami at Katz’s? Somewhere we can go get amazing sandwiches and pickles to take with us into the park.
- A great bagel
- A place with Naples-style pizza (thin-crust)
- A good sushi place (possibly for a meal before seeing that movie about the Tokyo sushi chef!)
- A great bakery for hot cross buns! Maybe on a tree-lined street, in a quaint neighbourhood we can explore...
- Above all, we like eating at little relaxing places, tucked away, unknown to many tourists, where the food is fresh (possibly locally sourced) and inventive, not prohibitively expensive and not necessarily trendy.
- It would be nice to have drinks or eat at a restaurant in a historic space!
We are staying in the financial district but happy to learn of places in far-off neighbourhoods worth getting lost in.
I should say too, if it's any indication, in Toronto our favourite place right now is Ici Bistro or even the less trendy Le Paradis. Also, we refuse, on principal, to go to no-reservations places and wait on a list for 2 hours (also a trend right now in Toronto, unfortunately!)