LA Chowhound coming to NYC for a long weekend seeks guidance
Hi, I haven't been to NYC in 6 years, and I'm excited to try some amazing eats. I'm on a little bit of a budget, so recommendations for meals in the mid range ($50 a person after tip) to bargain meals would be very much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
For starters, have fun wading through NY Mag's top "Cheap Eats" places . . .
I can recommend Momofuku Noodle Bar,Una Pizza Napoletana,Tía Pol,and Lupa without a doubt.
I would also recommend The Tasting Room in Soho on Elizabeth and The Spotted Pig in the Village. Jojo on the Upper East Side still has a $24 prix fixe lunch.
Look at this site for more info . . .
From a fellow LA hound, here is what I recommend based on my visit last Fall.
Try the Bar Room at the Modern for dinner. Unless you go nuts on wine or cocktails, you can keep it close to your budget. It's like a very un-LA version of A.O.C. - superb.
Take a lunch break from shopping in Soho by walking over to the Village to grab lunch at 'ino - best rendition of a panini place and wine bar outside of Italy that I have yet been to - charming and delicious. Again, nothing like it in LA.
I'll leave the rest to the NYC hounds.
Avoid the Bar Room at the Modern-it ain't cheap and it's not all that good.
Spigolo on the UES(81st and 2nd or 3rd) is great for Italian that won't break your bank-
Have you ever been to Pearl Oyster bar(Cornelia st)? Transcendent lobster roll, and the fried oysters are one of my favorite things in the world
Get a hot dog at Sparky's too-it's on Lafayette and Bleecker-