5 Best Restaurants
I have a boss in town who is rather well off. He asked me for a list of what I thought were some of the best restaurants in Manhattan but not the usual suspects., Jean George, Joel Robichon, etc. I know that is rather vague but if anyone can help me come up with an interesting quirky list of their five best it would be greatly appreciated....cheers!
I don't feel knowledgeable enough to suggest all 5 but I would throw Annisa into the mix. Special, excellent and not a usual suspect.
the new kids on the block are great in my view without the fancy digs
allen and delancey
I'm a huge steakhouse guy, so that's the bulk of my list. Haven't tried as many "upscale" non-steakhouse restaurants. But nevertheless... here's my Manhattan list.
Keens, BLT Prime, Babbo, Uncle Jack's, and I guess Del Posto by default even though it was somehwat disappointing.
Adour Alain Ducasse
Bar Room at the Modern
Eleven Madison Park
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Not as commonly chosen as a top 5, but I had a great meal about a month or so ago at Aquavit. From your post, I would consider that "not one of the usual suspects". Also really enjoyed Gordon Ramsay's at the London.