3 days of meals for TN hound, Help!
I will be visiting for the third time in a couple of months, and I wanted to go ahead and start planning meals in case I needed some (relatively) hard to get reservations. I am looking for: A couple of good, cheap breakfast spots (think waffles, french toast, omelets),
A French dinner (Had Daniel last time, loved it, so something along those lines),
An Italian dinner (Again, Babbo last time, so maybe something a little more accesible)
And is Gramercy Tavern worth the fuss or would you recommend something different for lunch or dinner classic American?
Alright, thanks guys. As far as breakfast, the price isn't all that important, though I know the foods I mentioned don't generally carry a hefty price tag. And I had been considering adding Una Pizza Napoletana to the list, if only to form an opinion for myself. Oh, and one more thing(ideas keep materializing): Our last Chinatown experience was cut short, and I only got to Excellent Dumpling House, any personal suggestions ?
All of nyccookie's breakfast spots are good but 9th street market is probably the cheapest of those listed. Balthazar is also nice for breakfast. The best breakfasts here aren't really cheap unless you mean "egg on a roll" and a cup of coffee. That said, Clinton St. Baking Company has amazing pancakes and Sarabeth's on the Upper West side are also good. My favorite waffles are at Devin Tavern or Balthazar.
If you're interested in a Danny Meyer place, check out Eleven Madison Park instead, or, for a more casual option, the Bar Room at the Modern. Gramercy Tavern just changed their menu.
For Di Fara, make sure you read up on all of the reviews here so you know who to talk to, and where to stand, and how long the wait will be. Personally, I like Una Pizza Napoletana (a polarizing place on Chowhound) and Rosario's a lot. I've also heard very good things about Arturo's.
Also, Sam Mason's new dessert place, Tailor, should be open by the time you visit.
Thanks, tried Balthazar last time in the city, as well as Mary's Fish camp, and I'll be going back for the lobster roll. Also everyone, I am looking for two pizza places, this is not confined to Manhattan, thinking Difara's for one. We've had Lombardi's (dissapointing), and a couple other classics-read:tourist traps- but what two would you all choose?