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4 Days in NYC on business, need restaurant recommendations

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dublinchef Mar 18, 2010 09:50 AM

4 Days in NYC on business, need restaurant recommendations (French, italian, indian, Japanese, Asian). Thank you!

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    dublinchef RE: dublinchef Mar 18, 2010 11:05 AM

    How do these fair

    Dhaba
    Clinton Street Bakery
    Saravannaas
    Eleven Madison Park
    Keens
    Old Homestead
    Strip House
    Katz
    Jean Georges
    Casa Mona
    Hampton Chutney Company

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    Eleven Madison Park
    11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

    Jean Georges
    1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

    Old Homestead
    56 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    Strip House
    13 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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      daffyduck RE: dublinchef Mar 18, 2010 11:31 AM

      it looks fine.
      i dont know hampton chutney company but if it's indian. Devi is also a good choice.

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        boccalupo RE: daffyduck Mar 18, 2010 02:33 PM

        HCC uses South Indian dosa as a base, but gets creative with fillings. Things like goat cheese and grilled vegetables.

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        daffyduck RE: dublinchef Mar 18, 2010 11:34 AM

        I think old homestead is the weakest of your 3 steakhouses. i would maybe put an italian or asian place in there. i like babbo for italian, but i dont think it's really authentic. but its pretty tasty.

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          Dan Boston RE: daffyduck Mar 18, 2010 12:40 PM

          I just ate at Scalini Fedeli last week and it was fantastic. More traditional than Babbo, but every bit as good.

          My dad is Indian and I grew up eating Indian food. I think Bukhara Grill is the best Indian food in New York. When I took my dad there he told me he has never had better Indian food in the US. If you want something a bit more upscale Tamarind 22 is good too, but less authentic.

          The Gramercy Tavern is probably my favorite restaurant in New York. Veritas and Union Square Café are also high on my list.

          For seafood Le Bernardin

          Clinton St. is my favorite breakfast place. They are famous for their pancakes and it is justified.

          I ate at Nougatine (Jean Georges more casual dining room) last weekend. I tried the tasting menu and it was excellent.

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          Gramercy Tavern
          42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

          Babbo
          110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

          Veritas
          43 East 20th St., New York, NY 10003

          Le Bernardin
          155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

          Bukhara Grill
          217 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

          Scalini Fedeli
          165 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013

          Nougatine
          1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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          Bob Martinez RE: dublinchef Mar 18, 2010 11:36 AM

          I am a huge fan of Dhaba. Very good northern Indian - I've eaten ther 8 or 9 times over the last year and every meal has been a winner.

          Keens is a wonderful old steakhouse. The food is very good and for a pure New York experience I'd put it ahead of the other steakhouses on your list.

          Katz's is the consensus favorite for best pastrami in the city. There are other worthy contenders (Sarge's, 2nd Ave. deli) but if you've only got time to try one, Katz's is it.

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            NYCTechy RE: dublinchef Mar 18, 2010 01:29 PM

            Not much Asian there? I like both Szechuan Gourmet and Lan Sheng which are neighbours just S of Bryant Park. if you like spicy food there is plenty to love in either.

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            rrems RE: dublinchef Mar 18, 2010 04:03 PM

            Are you looking for authentic Indian or would you like to try Indian/New American fusion? I really love Tabla for a mix of traditional and modern. You don't have any Italian on your list yet. I recommend Convivio, SD26, Scarpetta, Lupa. EMP and JG are great, I personally prefer EMP. Maybe consider one moderate place like Alegretti, Cru or Marseille. Another idea is Aldea, a modern interpretation of Portuguese.

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            Lupa
            170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

            Scarpetta
            355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

            Convivio
            45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

            Aldea
            31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

            SD26
            19 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

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              Pookipichu RE: dublinchef Mar 18, 2010 06:02 PM

              What is your budget?

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