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Visiting from Toronto: reservation advices?


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Visiting from Toronto: reservation advices?

urbanhaze | Jan 4, 2013 08:57 AM

Hi everyone, I seldomly post, but roam this board a lot in preparation of my trips to NYC in the past! (a big thank you for guiding us to great eats at The Modern, Saam & Degustation during our last visit in 2010!)

My husband & I will be visiting for 3 days, starting Feburary 16 (Sat, Sun & Mon). We would like some advice on reservations for these restaurants, as I came to realise that some/most of them should be booked at midnight, 30 days in advance.

Here's the list of restaurants we are considering for this trip.
We only have 2 dinners & 3 lunches, but haven't narrowed our choices down just yet.

Dinner: (open to trying these at lunch)
- Minetta Tavern
- le Bernadin
- Casa Mono

- Shake shack (pre-theatre) - no reservations of course, but is this a sit-down-casual-service style, or counter-line pick-up and sit-yourself style?
- Jean Georges (sunday for brunch!)

Other under consideration:
Paradu (for foie!)

Thanks in advance for your input!

Oh, some background info:
We'll be staying in the Hells Kitchen /Times Sq area, and am open to taking subway/taxi and walking. Will want to stay in the city, but may head to Queens on a whim to look at the MIB spaceships (sorry don't know the name of the location!).

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