Have a few days in NYC in Jan. Looking for comments (including suggested alternates) on proposed itinerary - much of which was put together looking back through prior posts on this board, as well as NYT reviews and so on.
Lunches (looking for innovative, mid-priced and casual):
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Bar Room at the Modern
Degustation Bar and Tasting Room - good reviews from NYT, sounds like a more informal / fun style of cooking and service
Cafe Boulud - know someone there so this is a definite
15 East - wanted sushi as a lighter "break" in the schedule
Corton - see below
I don't have a 3* (Michelin) on the itinerary. From what I have read it seems none of them is really a knockout on all dimensions and Corton sounds more interesting. I have been to plenty of 3*s before (including Alinea, TFL, JR at MGM) so am open to being persuaded otherwise. I like mg, but have been to wd-50 before, and although I enjoyed it would rather try somewhere new.