Los Angeles Hound needs help
I'm a long time fan and poster in the LA board. I will be in NYC for a few days next week and would really appriciate your help. I wish I could narrow down my search but, since this is the first time to NYC I want it all, the whole experience, so I'll take sugestions from the best hotdog to the best tasting menu. Thankfully price should not be an issue. As far as geography, we'll be staying at the Rockefeller center, but more than willing to take a trip for a worthy dining experience.
The only reservation I have set up is at per se, so I need a lot of help. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks so much!!
PS: I'll be in town for valentines, so any special romantic pics are appreciated as well.
I'll try to find some threads that might help you, but one idea for Valentine's Day (given that another poster has recently had difficulty getting last minute reservations anywhere), might be to do a "picnic" in your hotel with things from a tour of some great Manhattan food/gourmet stores and a bottle of champagne. If that sounds at all interesting, I'll be happy to post some shopping suggestions. If not, you might want to try opentable.com, though I gather there is not much there. How many days do you have in Manhattan?
My favorite restaurant at this moment is Dovetail. I would also highly recommend, for tasting menus, Jean-Georges and Picholine. For upscale Italian, L'Impero is great, and if you are interested in a casual Italian with exceptional food, Crispo is the perfect choice.