VISITOR FROM OZ
We're travelling to NY from Australia in a few weeks, staying in SOHO. We travel to NY annually, so we know the town reasonably well. I'm on the look out for some really special NY dining experiences, maybe something new that I'm unlikely to have heard of. Budget no issue. Would welcome any suggestions.
we've been to Pastis- enjoyed the experience more than the food
NOBU- liked it
Craft- loved it
River Cafe- really enjoyed the experience
Brasserie- didn't rate it
Garage in Greenwich- very cool
Gallaghers Steak- average
Daniel- loved it.
Not sure if this helps. We'll do one fine dining experience I think, but more interested in some places with good atmosphere.
Not sure if the above
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023
While you may have heard of it, WD-50 reportedly has increased the quality/creativity of their menu options recently, so it could be a great spot to try. Also, Degustation's tasting menu (chef's table-style) could make for an interesting experience for you. If you can get seats at Ko, it is one of the hottest places on foodies' lists right now. It also looks like you haven't hit EMP yet, which is another favorite.
50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
Momofuko Ssam Bar (casual Korean by the city's hottest chef David Chang)
Sakagura (hidden sake bar with great Japanese small plates)
Blue Hill (insanely delicious all locally grown and raised food, though not an exciting buzzy vibe)
Casa Mono (great tapas bar courtesy of Mario Batali)
Blue Ribbon (THE place to go for oysters and Champagne, open til 4am, the later you go the cooler it is)
52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003
75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011
211 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017
Momofuku Ssam Bar is on 2nd and 13th, not to be confused with the other "Momofuku" restaurants in town: Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Milk Bar, Momofuku Ko, Ma Peche.
Note that there are a bunch of "Blue Ribbon" restaurants in Manhattan (and Brooklyn). i assume picklesister is talking about Blue Ribbon Brasserie on Sullivan Street.
Blue Ribbon Brasserie
97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012