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Suggestions on my shortlist of fine dining restaurants in NYC (first time)


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Suggestions on my shortlist of fine dining restaurants in NYC (first time)

ausfoodie | Apr 27, 2011 10:11 PM

Hi fellow foodies,

I am new here and have found the forum and site very informative! Can you please suggest some of the better fine dining restaurants in NYC to try in 7 days? We plan to go to 5-6 restaurants for lunch/dinner.

My partner and I are going to New York City (first time) for a week next month and am putting together a shortlist of fine dining restaurants and other "Must eats!"

I went to find the 2011 Michelin guide to Best Restaurants in NYC, but my local bookstores do not stock it.

I have spent some time researching and reading restaurant reviews, and have so far have the following:

- Daniel
- Gordon Ramsay at the London
- Jean Geroges
- L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
- Le Bernardin
- Masa
- Per Se
- The Modern
- Asiate
- Blue Ribbon

We are not rich enough to eat at all these restaurants, but given that its about 2 weeks before we leave for NYC, I wanted to decide on which restaurants and make a reservation before we depart.

We are not picky eaters and neither of us drink wine - as we are not intending to go for the tasting menu each time, (instead I was hoping we can do several 3 course lunch/dinner sets on offer). We have no particular preference on cuisine types.

If we were to do the degustation/tasting menu at one restaurant - which would it be?

I was wondering which websites you usually check for reviews on restaurants? The ones I have found so far are Yelp, MenuPages, tripadviosr and of course here.

I am reading older threads to find out restaurant recommendations, but if anyone can suggest a few fine dining places or give some feedback/advice (or name restaurants that I've missed), that would be greatly appreciated! :)

On top of the fine dining list, I am also looking into "must eat food/places in NYC" - would definitely want to try Pizza, Bagels, Steak burgers etc

I'm from Australia and will be staying in 53rd St and 7th Ave (near Le Bernadin!)

I've read the thread: and all the informative replies/links there, so much information here! It's like a foodies dream website! :)


Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

80 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
57 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

Gordon Ramsay at the London
151 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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