New Years mid to uptown ish
Am looking to organize new years dinner with my folks, but some of the places I had in mind are not near where we are staying, and I figure getting a cab, or getting around generally is going to be pretty hard. Our hotel is on 59th street, a bit of walking is no problem but....
thanks chowers as also for your help.
I agree that its best to stay local because, unless you go by subway, getting around via surface transportation could prove dicey.
Alto, which is on 53rd, b/t 5th & Madison, is an upscale Italian. I haven't been, but my daughter has had dinner there and said the food was excellent. No surprise to me, really, since Executive Chef Scott Conant is also in charge of the kitchen at L'Impero, which I have been to and where the food is first-rate. I'm guessing Alto might be a bit on the sedate side though one would hope it would be festive on New Year's Eve.
Town, on 56th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs., serves superb New American cuisine in an unusual subterranean space that is jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
You might want to take a look at the New Year's Eve listing on OpenTable to see if there's anything in your vicinity that appeals to you.
Note: I have not been to Jovia and have heard nothing about it since Chef Josh DeChellis left.
Sorry, you're right - well, I would have liked to do Babbo, as my dad loves italian, and its a pretty lively place. Also striphouse was an idea, as where Bathazar or Pastis (if I could have gotten res of course). I thought about DB bistro, but we are doing a pretheatre dinner there already. I'm more food obessed than my parents, so somewhere that would satisfy us both. Probably not to ethnic for them. Probably not somewhere overly formal, but more on the lively side. It's not that I have un desireable neighborhoods per se, but I am assuming that it will pretty hard to go very far either by cab,car, or public transport, particularly with my folks. thanks.
You need to give us more specifics as to what you have in mind. Telling us which geographically undesirable places you have considered would be a start. In addition, other helpful details would be cuisine preferences, casual vs. fancy, and per person budget (keeping in mind, of course, that on New Year's Eve, costs are higher than normal).