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Aug 19, 2009 09:19 PM

Visiting New York Please recommend 5 great places to EAT

I'm visiting New York for 5 days. I have reservations at Corton, Le Bernardin, thinking of Joel Robuchon's and Momofuku. Please recommend 5 more places I should visit. Thank you.

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  1. 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 -

    The Modern Dining Room -

    Adour Alain Ducasse -

    Veritas -

    1. The Redhead, Katz's Deli, Grimaldi's, Porchetta and Eisenburg's Sandwich Shop.

      1. Upscale- Eleven Madison Park, Craft, Babbo, Gotham Bar and Grill, Modern Bar Room.

        If you are into steakhouses....

        Peter Luger (Brooklyn), Keens, Strip House, Old Homestead, BLT Prime

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        1. re: steakrules85

          I have not been to Gotham, don't seem to read much about it on this Board. My SO went recently and had a very good experience. A highlight was the duck with foie gras.

          1. re: financialdistrictresident

            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.

            1. re: financialdistrictresident

              Ahh how could I forget the Gotham chocolate cake was the other dessert we had. Truly remarkable. Here is the full review.... surprisingly nobody commented on this one like my other detailed ones.


              1. re: steakrules85

                Thanks, steakrules85. I remember reading your report. Gotham may be one for the most underrated list . . .

                1. re: financialdistrictresident

                  Actually .. you're absolutely right.. Great point fdr!

          2. Upscale:

            1. SHO
            2. Robuchon


            More casual:

            3. Falai
            4. Aldea


            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)

            1. 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.