Is there anything like AVEC in NYC
We are making our annual 4 day spring trip to NY in mid may, staying in Tribeca, although that does not limit us. We have eaten at most of the "foodie" places like Per Se - but are looking for something similar to AVEC in Chicago, for those who know,stunning, simple rustic great food, no pretention or 3 month wait lists, is there anything similar in Manhattan.
Was also wondering about Terrior, Bar Jamon,... two years back we had a great meal at Hearth, is it still the same??? Also been reading about EMP and Gramercy.....
Many thanks in advance.
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Avec in NYC:
IMO Hearth is still quite good. Eleven Madison Park is fantastic and worth the detour if you've never been or haven't gone under Chef Humm's reign.
Where else have you dined in NYC? Degustation? Scarpetta? Any of the Momofukus? Spotted Pig? Casa Mono? Sorella? Prune? Babbo? If so, what did you think? Other than great and rustic and unpretentious (though that might depend on who you're talking to), what else are you looking for? (Also when I think great, rustic, unpretentious, but still cool, a lot of Brooklyn restaurants would also probably fit the bill...)
Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
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In terms of "feel", i would say the Momofuku's are the closest thing to Avec. You really can't go wrong at ssam bar or noodle bar. Good food, fun staff, good music, etc The east village is just a fun place to go out to dinner as well.
My latest favorite; can't say enough about it! Have had a weekly meal there for the past 4 weeks and have savored every bite. It has been BYOB, but last week I heard that the liquor license has arrived. Still to try is the brunch - menu looks intriguing.
Bistro de la Gare
626 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
I don't know Avec but Il Buco is regularly described as being rustic and is an unpretentious place.
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