8 days in NYC
I will be in NYC for work (staying in SoHo) for 8 days and can't wait to eat! Here is my tentative list of places to try (based on recommendations), would love more rec's. Keep in mind I am allergic to fish & seafood and don't like Chinese food. Thanks!
DiFara's pizza (I also love Joe's)
Sullivan Street Bakery
DiFara's is too much effort in my opinion during an eight day visit. Sit down and get a pie at Arturo's on Houston.
And substitute Westville on W. 10th for Shake Shack. It's a better burger and off the beaten path.
Given all the glowing reports, you might consider 11 Madison Park, as well. I haven't been to about half the places on your list, but it looks good to me.
I agree re Shake Shack. Not in this league.
11 Madison Park is wonderful, and different. Also Tabla.
If you like Mexican food in a very casual setting try cosmic cantina on 3rd and 13th. One of the few organic mexican restaurants i know of... It's not a formal type place, you go to the counter and order from the menu on the wall and they call ur order when it's ready(which is always very quickly)...the food is always fresh and delicious and may just be some of the best sangria ive ever had(even beats Barcelona's in my book), they also other interesting drinks ...prices are very reasonable...you didn't give your age, most times im there it tends to be a younger crowd...give it a try...
I agree. The Shake Shack is far overrated. For a tasty burger, go to the Corner Bistro (it's a dive, but you can order a McSorley's while you wait - - anytime after 7pm is peak) and well worth the nyc experience.
For another tasty burger, consider the Burger Joint on
118 W 57th St (Between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue) in the Le Meridian Hotel. Very good.
If $$$ is not an issue, for steak check out Sparks or the Homestead. The Old Homestead is in the meat packing district and you know they know steaks if they have a fake cow hanging over the reataurant. Make reservations though.
Also, best brick oven pizza in town is at Lombardi's. Just make sure you ask for fresh garlic.
The sandwiches at Balthazar may be a better value.
And if you're willing to venture out to Brooklyn, I hear Night of the Cookers has great soul food and the Cake Man is across the street. Cake Man apparently has the best red velvet cake ever. You can also check out Moes (bar) around the corner for drinks. Haven't been yet, but will go very soon. Moes is a nice chill spot, too. Enjoy your stay!
Thanks for all of the tips. I have been to Corner Bistro (and already have plans to meet some friends there one night) and thought I'd check out the Shake Shack. Good to know I can lose it off the list and go somewhere else. :)