Must-have dishes in NYC?
I'm planning a NYC and want to enjoy some of the "best of the best," most iconic dishes in NYC. Can anyone recommend some must-have dishes at Manhattan restaurants?
A starting point on the not-too-fancy end:
Katz's pastrami sandwich. Get all the different kinds of pickles, too. Expensive for a sandwich but really good.
B&H lox platter. We like it better than Russ & Daughters. It's a hole in the wall.
Pizza, probably a place that has pies only. John's of Bleeker, or walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to Grimaldi's. Be prepared to wait or order takeout.
Grand Sichaun St Marks for some spicy specialties (the dry and spicy chicken and dan dan noodles really stand out.)
Cupcakes? Gelato? Not sure these are iconic. Brunch at Clinton St Bakery? Depends on if "iconic" means you have to wait in line for it...you can make reservations at Five Points, which makes the brunch experience a little less crazy.
Not tacky at all...was going to suggest same. Nobu's black cod with miso is my all-time favorite dish. Anywhere.
I'm also going to suggest pork soup dumplings at Joe's Shanghai, a burger at Shake Shack, and Sunday brunch at Pastis or Bubbys (not especially amazing brunches, just both very NY experiences, IMO)
after my recent trip I am still salivating over the
truffle egg toast at 'ino
brussel sprouts from ssam bar
banh mi from saigon banh mi
kanpachi at Le Bernardin
Blintzes or anything else at B & H Dairy
Banh Mi, anywhere in a 10 block radius of Grand and Hester
Egg Cream at Ray's, Ave. A
Dumplings at Fried Dumpling or Prosperity
Lox/Nova from Russ, Zabar's, B. Greengrass
Pizza (4 or 5 main combatants in this war)
oh, and supposedly Katz's sells pastrami