After much great input from you all, we now have a revised list for this years NYC trip next month. We will be in New York for 4 nights/5 days and spending 2 of the nights in Tribeca and 2 in Midtown. We keep an excel spreadsheet that contains all of the places on our radar and use it more of a guide than a set itinerary as we don't want to have our entire trip planned without any spontaneity, although we do have certain portions set. Here is this years list and it is open to critique.
Thursday when we arrive early afternoon we are doing our own version of this Serious Eats Walking tour http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2014/0...
our version will be:
Prince Street Pizza- slice of silician
Café Habana- Corn and a Cuban sandwich
Vanessa Dumpling- Duck Pancake
Prosperity Dumpling- Fried pork dumplings
Either Joes Shanghai or Shanghai Café
Possibly a stop at Ferrera for some cookies before heading back to the hotel to recharge for happy hour/evening out.
The rest of our very lengthy wish list includes:
Dominque Ansel- I go for the DKA and the nutella milk bread
Levain bakery- is this cookie worth a trip?
Bars:(we know we wont even make it to half of these)
The Up and Up
Raines Law Room at the William- Reserved Saturday Eve
Lanterns Keep possible
NoMad Library Room- Before 4pm
Tribeca Terrior Wine
Death and Co
Restaurants (some will be full meals, some will just be snacks)
Grand Central Oysters- just for the oysters only at the bar
Sushi Yashuda-thinking of this for lunch on Monday
Maialino- either lunch or brunch possibly
Upstate Craft Beer and Oyster- if we an get there early for some oysters
Gramercy Tavern- thinking of the tavern tasting menu for Saturday
Bar Room at the Modern
Totto Ramen- has anyone been to the Midtown East location? Is it as good as the Hells Kitchen one?
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Johns of Bleecker
Keste- if we are in the mood for a Neapolitan
Blue Ribbon- at the bar for oysters and bone marrow.
Blue Ribbon Sushi
Bouley- Lunch on Friday
Aqua Grill- for oysters at the bar
Mermaid- if we make happy hour
Russ and Daughters- Friday morning breakfast- Belly Lox bagel
Babbo- at the bar for a few of our favorite dishes but not a full meal.
Public- Brunch or a light dinner at the bar?
Spice Market- still debating on this making the list
Pearl and Ash- octopus and wine
Raymi- maybe for a pisco sour and a ceviche after the NoMad Library bar?
The Dutch- maybe an oyster pitstop.
Doughnut Plant- are these worth a visit?
Any other sushi restaurants that you would recommend that we could go in for just a few pieces of sashimi/nigiri or a roll and some sake but not a full omakase?
Also, Friday morning we plan on walkin to Russ and Daughters and sharing a belly lox bagel and possibly hitting Doughtnut Plant. After we are going to jump on the subway to Brooklyn to walk the Brooklyn Bridge back to Tribeca. Surprisingly in all the years I have been coming to NYC a, I have never walked the bridge. Should we stop anywhere in Brooklyn before walking back to the city? Not too far out of the way. I realize this may not be a question for this board.
Thanks for all of your input and help!