We hit NYC next month. We have reservations @ Red Cat(first night and we are staying on W. 23rd) and Babbo so far. We will definitely be going to Russ&Daughters, Katz's,Grimaldi's and probably the Bar @ the Modern. We would greatly appreciate any other suggestions.(mid budget $200/meal for 2 with wine). We can get great Chinese and Mexican here. We miss great Italian (I'm from NJ and SO is from NY)and East Indian. We're inclined toward French (if not too fussy) and could go for some very good Middle Eastern and Vietnamese food.
We also want to try Pearl, Bellavitae and perhaps even Mary's Fish Camp(both of us are dreaming about Lobster Rolls).
PLEASE offer up suggestions of some other places we should not miss. We will be hoofing around Brooklyn as well..and are starting to look beyond DUMBO to Williamsburg.
I'm hitting Sardi's for a martini just for old time's sake and wish I could still find a Horn & Hodart's
for $.25 mac & cheese. (that's the last time I ate there)