What would you choose?
I am trying to decide where to go for our anniversary, I’m thinking of places I haven’t been to and been wanting to try, so that’s the only common factor. I’ve been to Sushi Yasuda, Fleur de Sel, Gramercy Tavern and EMP in the past month, so I don’t want to (I mean I can’t) spend too much.
Can you help me here on which is better foodwise?
Blue Ribbon Bakery, Degustation, Perilla, August, Blue Hill (Is Blue Hill at Stone Barns worth the trip?) Casa Mono (I’m a little afraid in terms of expectations, because I lived in el pais vasco…also: Is Casa Mono better that Tia Pol?), Peasant, Hearth… Is there any other suggestion? Thanks a lot!
I wouldn't choose BRB or Perilla--I was underwhelmed by both. I also didn't like Degustation as much as I'd hoped, but I know I'm in the minority on that one. I like August, but not as much as some of the others. Casa Mono is great. I'd say it's as good as Tia Pol, but different (maybe less authentic). I was just at Peasant this past Saturday, and I think it's great. Hearth is also good, but I haven't been in a few years, so I can't vouch for current quality.
I haven't been to Blue Hill in the city, but BHSB is definitely worth the trip--it's a great experience, and if you can go, I'd suggest that as the best spot for your anniversary.
Blue Hill fer sher!
If you can travel to the Blue Hill Stone Barns, by all means, even better.