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Oct 13, 2008 08:44 AM

NYC wknd recs. Haven't been in 10 years.


I live in Miami and use this board often, especially when I travel. I havent been to nyc in over 10 years so am a little out of it. I am going with my gf from Oct 30 - Nov 2. I am 29 she is 25.

We are staying in the Benjamin Hotel (125 E 50th) the first night, then I'm heading to my sister's place in Murray Hill (245 E 49th). My mom is also in nyc tending to my sick aunt. She is staying at my cousin's place which iI believe is b/t 72-75 C Park West.

So what I was hoping for were some suggestions. My gf wants to go to Barmarche on Thrusday night, aooarently she loves that restaurant.

Friday I was think of dinner for about 8 people. Something nice and trendy but not over the top or too pricey. Location is not a probelm. I've heard good things of Pheasant and Alto, but am open to suggestions.

Saturday unfortuantely is shopping day so I have no idea where exactly we will be for breakfast or lunch. Probably ranging from Murray Hill to SOHO, if you guys have a cant miss lunch spot we'd love to know

Finally Sunday. I would like to take my mom and aunt out for brunch with my gf and sister. My aunt is doing chemo/radiation so I really dont want to go to far from the apt. They are on Central Park W in the 70's. Hopefully you guys can suggest a good brunch place in that area.

Thanks in advance for your help!!!

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  1. Alto is definitely not trendy, and it is quite pricey. A better option would be its sister restaurant, Convivio. We recently had a delicious dinner there, and if you do a search on this board, you will find it has gotten consistent praise from other Hounds as well.

    With regard to Saturday lunch, it would help to know what you are looking for. Cuisine preferences? Something quick or more leisurely? Budget?

    For Sunday brunch in your aunt's neighborhood, I'd recomment Telepan or Bar Boulud.

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    1. re: RGR

      I'll take a look at Convivio. Thanks for the brunch recommendations.

      We're open to anything for lunch, a friend recommended Public, Spotted Pig and Resto? Was wondering if they are any good?

      Thanks again!

      1. re: esmalley

        All good, yes...I personally like spotted pig and resto most out of the three