Would love some feedback on planned restaurants.
My husband and I are going on a last minute long weekend to New York next week. I would love any suggestions or comments about what our plans are so far. Are we missing something? Anything overrated?
db Bistro Moderne
Also, we're staying at the Alex Hotel on East 45th Street, so if you have any breakfast suggestions, that would be great.
Thank you for the help!
Db Bistro is definitely overrated - switch it for DBGB and you will be very happy!
Lupa is one of my favorites but you will get the Batali haters saying no - just a matter of opinion but I love it!
For breakfast around e. 45th, I can't think of too many options really close by but you should go for a little walk to Penelope's on 29th and lex (or is it 30th and lex?), which is inexpensive and one of the greatest brunch spots.
I think so. That burger isn't all that special in my mind. If you want a really delicious burger, DBGB definitely has a number of them, including one topped with pork belly.
There are tons of other spots for great burgers, including a lunch at Minetta Tavern for the Black Label burger.
Consider going to Scarpetta, my fav Italian in the city
i'm a Batali-restuarant-hater, so i'd say skip Spotted Pig and Lupa...but others here will disagree...
Consider going to Tia Pol for tapas, though there will likely be a long wait...
Have you considered Eleven Madison Park instead of Le Bernardin? I was choosing between the two of them a few weeks back and I'm very glad I chose EMP. It was sublime (though I'm sure LB would be tremendous as well, but what are your chances of having Eric Ripert come into the dining room and shake your hand as Chef Humm did at EMP!).
Thanks to everyone for your helpful comments. We ended up at Le Bernadine, Momofuku Noodle Bar, Spotted Pig, Convivio, John's, and Blue Ribbon Brasserie. Le Bernadine was perfection from start to finish. Our least favorite was Convivio. Nothing wrong, just not great. Loved Momofuku and wish I could visit again TODAY!