So much food, so little time...
I will be visiting NYC for one week starting June 3 and needless to say plan to do some serious eating. Based on what I've read here and in my trusty Zagat's, I've decided to try these places:
Any good dumpling place in Chinatown
I also try to visit Picholine and Shun Lee West every time I'm in NY because I used to live in the area and they are old favorites of mine.
Any other recs? Am open to pretty much any type of cuisine, all price points, dinner or lunch. Manhattan only please.
Dinner or lunch? Have you made reservations already?
Have you made reservations already?
> Shake Shack
Be aware that the weather just turned really nice and the lines can get REAL long this time of year. Also be aware that if it's cold/rainy/etc., there is nowhere to seek shelter. Even the "covered" areas are covered with grates.
Which one? Noodle Bar? Ssam Bar? Ko? If you're interested in ramen noodles, you might want to consider Setagaya instead.
I might also suggest: Eleven Madison Park, a Mario Batali restaurant (Babbo? Lupa?), Gramercy Tavern, Szechuan Gourmet, Chinatown Brasserie or other dim sum, Una Pizza Napoletana, Katz's Deli, and Russ & Daughters.
Thank you for your comments & suggestions. I have made a reservation at Jean-Georges for lunch, but not yet at Degustation--I guess I should do that. Regarding Shake Shack, I know the lines can be long but I was hoping that, as a (sigh) tourist, I could minimize the wait by showing up at an off time on a weekday, instead of at peak lunch or dinner hours or a weekend when I imagine the lines would be at their worst. As for Momofuku, actually I was thinking of trying both, but maybe I'll go to the Ssam Bar and take your suggestionfor Setagaya instead for ramen.