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Feb 1, 2007 04:42 PM

I want the wacky, over-the-top New York dining experience

So I can afford 3 expensive ($150 plus a person) meals a year. Last meals were at Aquavit and Jean Georges. I am moving from New York soon and I want the crazy dining experience that only NYC can provide. Considering maybe Morimoto, or Buddakan. Maybe Megu or Tao. I guess I'm think megasianfusion cuisine, but am open to other suggestions.

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  1. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
    Bar Masa
    Per Se
    Del Posto

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    1. re: jenniebnyc

      I agree. If you're moving to a city without an incarnation of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon,
      I would go for the tasting menu there ($190pp) or dinner at Masa proper ($300+pp).

      If you're moving to the SF bayarea, Per Se wouldn't make sense. If not, then I would put Per Se right below L'Atelier and Masa. I'd probably go:

      1. Masa
      2. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
      3. Per Se

      Pretty much every major city does asian fusion now so that may not be so unique NYC. It depends on where you're moving to.

      1. For haute wacky, Del Posto. (Can we start a board 'Haute Wacky'?)
        For theatrical fusion, Buddakkan.

        But I agree with Husky; WD50 is as wacky as they come in New York.

        - Sean

        1. over the top? easy. it starts with the three hour circle line circumnavigation tour of manhattan island. it's up to you to fill the food and wine basket.

          1. No Morimoto please! It is subpar and totally not impressive. I will third WD-50 for wacky. If you really want to focus on asian fusion, then Bukkadan is probably the choice.