i've been to manhattan several times and this time looking to try a variety of exceptional places that are new to me, starting in a couple weeks. to give a sense of what i like, a big range of places i've loved in the past include mile end, shake shack, porchetta, bouchon bakery, sakagura, ko, per se, just to name a few. thinking about kyo ya, momofuku noodle bar, or any place on the 101 nymag best sandwich list...
i'll list a few categories of places i need to fill, as well as places i already have plans for, to balance out variety:
- dinner at EMP
- lunch at 15 east. Q: in a 3-top, is it possible for two people to order omakase and another person who doesn't eat raw fish to order a la carte?
- shake shack
- lunch at ippudo
looking to get recs for:
1 - a nice lounge or bar, well lit, cocktails, good food a plus, where i can arrange to meet a bunch of people coming and going throughout the evening, probably 7-11pm ish
2 - two or three lunches anywhere in manhattan, dining by myself, price no object, prefer not-formal, not-uptight place that i can feel comfortable going solo in. i'll travel around just to go to the place.
3 - same thing as above (1), but for breakfast instead of lunch
4 - dinner at any place, <$20 per person, in a 4-top, no further up than midtown.
5 - best breakfast near times square, upscale ok but not necessary
6 - pre-theater quick bite near 50th/8th, 4-top
7 - post-theater dinner starting around 11pm, 4-top, upscale ok but not super formal
8 - lunch on the upper east side near guggenheim, 4-top, upscale ok