Visiting New York Please recommend 5 great places to EAT
Eleven Madison Park is a favorite on this board but it was a huge disappointment for this visiting Angeleno. I would recommend you skip it because there are so many consistently great places in NY. Do visit Jean Georges though especailly for excellent lunch deals. Momofuku Saam is fun and innovative--do try their pork buns. For izakaya, I love Sakagura--othing in LA compares to it.
For the 5th, one ONLY in NYC restaurant:
*RGR's Lower East Side tour (Kossar's, Russ & Daughters, etc.
)*Greek food (Astoria - see Outer Boroughs Board, Pylos, Periyali)
I recommend you definitely go. It is still one of the better restaurants in the city if you ask me. When I went for my mother's birthday this is what we sampled....
Apps- Alaskan King crab risotto, mushroom pasta.
Mains- Lobster, lamb chops, soft shell crabs, and miso cod. Also got a side of their onion rings which are terrific.
Desserts- Pineapple rhubarb souffle, doughnuts (not currently on menu), smores (not currently on the menu), and something else which I forget. They change the dessert menu quite often though but rest assured all is delicious.
I have a more in depth review posted on these boards somewhere if you would like to revert to that too. Hope this helps you.
Corton and Le Bernardin are excellent choices. Haven't been to Robuchon. Which Momofuku are you considering? I've been to Ssam Bar, and the food's good, but when the place is full, the noise level is DEAFENING!
I would recommend the following:
Eleven Madison Park, our favorite NYC restaurant. It just received four stars from the "NY Times."
Jean Georges - http://www.jean-georges.com
The Modern Dining Room - http://www.themodernnyc.com
Adour Alain Ducasse - http://www.adour-stregis.com
Veritas - http://www.veritas-nyc.com