+

10 Places

57 Suggestions

Expand Map

10 Places

57 Suggestions

Restaurants & Bars

Returning to Manhattan for several days, where would you recommend for brunch, lobster, dumplings, borscht, blintzes, Russian food, Turkish food, Scandinavian food and more?

prima | Oct 23, 201708:55 AM     59

I tend to lean towards innovative and less common 'ethnic' foods over French food/bagels/burgers/pizza/steak.

Love Russian, Georgian, Turkish, Afghan, Scandinavian, Serbian, Mexican, Malaysian, Thai and Chinese foods.

I don't like kimchi but I love mandoo, japchae, galbi, bi bim bap.

I love dumplings.

I like trying new things.

I would prefer cheap to midrange restaurants (up to $60 per person for a meal, not including alcohol, tax or tip)

I also plan to have 2 splurge American meals. I'm thinking the Gramercy Tavern for one, since I have never been. If not the Gramercy Tavern, where would you go?

For American-style lobster (either a boiled/steamed lobster dinner or a lobster roll), where would you go?

I also want to try the brunch at Clinton St Baking Co. Which dishes do you like best?

I'll have around 5 lunches and 5 dinners in Manhattan, and I'm also willing to detour for snacks, innovative cocktails and good coffee.

Most of my time will be spent between Canal St and 42nd St, with a possible snack near some of the museums on the UES. Maybe I'll stop to revisit Cafe Sabarsky, if it isn't busy.

I might make time to revisit Veselka, an old haunt, late at night.

Where should I go for blintzes?

Based on years of my own wishlists and hours of scrolling through Instagram, these are some places I'm thinking about:

Mimi Cheng's
at least one Nom Wah
N'eat
Balaboosta for the Tunisian tuna sandwich
Kafana
Mari Vanna (any newish Russian restos I should consider?)
maybe Kyo Ya / autre Kyo Ya
Gramercy Tavern
Clinton St Baking Co
Kubeh http://www.eatkubeh.com
Xian Famous Foods
maybe Ayios for gyros or fried calamari or mezes http://ayiosgr.com

Thanks for any comments and suggestions.

Kyo Ya
Mari Vanna
Kafana
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Mimi Cheng's Dumplings
Veselka
Cafe Sabarsky
Gramercy Tavern
Clinton St. Baking Company
Kubeh
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners
Guides

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners

by Greg Stegeman | The weather is getting nicer, Memorial Day is on the horizon, and summer is right around the corner...

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories
Guides

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories

by Jen Wheeler | If you're in the market for a new grill, grill brush, or basically any other BBQ tool, grill accessory...

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country
Guides

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country

by Greg Stegeman | Barbecue sauce is a blanket term that doesn't necessarily do justice to all the regional styles of...

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?
Guides

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?

by Joey Skladany | As a self-proclaimed sauce connoisseur and fan of barbecue varieties specifically, I was more than...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.