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Your 10 favorite Manhattan restaurants?

Kinda bored and was just thinking about this one.... Everyone post their 5 favorite restaurants in Manhattan only. My favorite restaurant of all time is and only will be Peter Luger but I am not listing them because they are in Brooklyn. Even though if you told me I was dying tomorrow that is where my last meal would be if I had to pick. There are no rules they can be all high end, cheaps eats, or a combination! Just list your faves.... Here are mine so far.... in no partifular order..

1. Keens, 2. Strip House, 3. Craft, 4. Old Homestead, 5. Eleven Madison Park, 6. BLT Prime, 7. Gotham Bar and Grill, 8. Del Frisco's, 9. Smith and Wollensky, 10. Babbo.

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  1. No order..
    1. Momofuku
    2. L'Atelier
    3. Laboratorio del Gelato (if they had the flavors I wanted)
    4. Itzocan Cafe
    5. Jean-Georges
    6. Bouley
    7. Upi Jaya
    8. Sripaphai
    9. Eleven Madison Park
    10. Sushi Yasuda

    1. bored at home on fri nite so what the hell... in no particular order:

      per se
      15 east
      strip house
      yakitori totto
      shake shack
      szechuan gourmet
      babbo
      txikito
      fatty crab (uws)

      1. In no particular order
        Spigolo
        Momofuko-all of them including dessert bar
        Sparks
        Saka Gura
        Carnines-both of them
        Menkentai
        Won Jo
        Babbo
        Sushi Yasuda
        Gyu Kaku

        1. very tricky question - and if i answered at some other time it might be a different list. (how do you weigh the places you love that you go to often against those you've been to once or twice?)

          in as i think of it order:

          degustation
          craft
          momofuku ssam
          grammercy
          rhong tiam/land northeast thai (i'm cheating my count,here - depends on the 'hood i'm in)
          ippudo/naruto ramen (the former is great, the latter i go to all the time)
          tailor
          yasuda
          matsuri
          cong ly

          1. OK, so even though it's in Brooklyn...Peter Luger!
            Babbo
            15 East
            Green Market
            Molyvos
            Carmines
            Ethos
            Les Halles
            Umbertos
            Blue Fin

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            1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

              Eleven Madison Park
              Picholine
              Compass
              Grammercy Tavern
              Chennai Garden
              Shabu Tatsu
              Mermaid Inn
              Aroma/Pepolino/Lavagna in a tie for the best small Italian.
              Aureole
              wherever Scott Conant is

              1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

                My bad, it is not Green Market...it's Green Table at Chelsea Market!