Back in Manhattan--what did I miss?
I used to live in Manhattan until March of 2008. Now I live abroad, but I'll be back in the city for 2.5 weeks next month. What's sprung up in the last year that I should know about? I am making an extensive list of old favorites to go back to, but I don't want to live only in the past :)
You need to be more specific about what you are looking for, such as what cuisines you prefer, and whether you want casual or fancy. Also, give us your per person budget for food only (drinks, tax & tip additional).
A new favorite is Scarpetta in the meatpacking district. It's definitely something that is worth a try.
Besides that, what are your old favorites? Just as something to use as a point of reference...
In no particular order, assuming no price ceiling, these have opened in the last year or so (as in you should know about them, not that they are all CH approved, etc):
Momofuku Milk Bar
Company aka Co.
Black Iron Burger
White Slab Palace
Bar Blanc is now Blanc Bistro
Basically just go on eater.com and search for "the plywood report." Or look here: