Montrealer visiting during restaurant week
- chefjeannine Aug 23, 2010 01:21 PM
So as you can tell from the title, i'm a montrealer that will be visiting during restaurant week. Any places that are an absolute cant miss? Frankly, i'm a little overhwelmed by the amount of restaurants featured & need help narrowing down!
me and my gf just went to montreal and had a fantastic time. we loved it. the main thing nyc has the montreal does not is excellent chinese food. i reccomend chinatown, specifically great ny noodletown and the restaurant at 22 elizabeth. get the lobsters with xo sauce, half fried chicken with garlic sauce...
glad to hear you had a good time!
Hmm...that sounds great, ill definitely look into it!
What are anyone's thoughts on Le Cirque or Fig & Olive as options during restaurant week?
Fig & Olive
420 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014
151 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022
Not completely restricting....although the prices do seem very good. On a side note, my sister lives in the city, so this is my fifth visit in less than a year...meaning this doesnt necessarily have to be the "be all, end all" NYC restaurant experience.
What is your top suggestion for an out of towner?
I had a wonderful time and some great food in Montreal, but -- with all due respect -- thought the bagels were just sad. So if I were you I'd try to get to Esse, H&H, Russ & Daughters, etc. to sample what NY has to offer on that front. Have fun!
Russ & Daughters
179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002