For Littleman in Hilton Head, this list is for you!
Besides EMP (which apparently has fiddles a bit with its format and I have not tried it since the change), here are some of my other current favorties in our ever changing restaurant scene in NYC. These are Manhattan only, not in any order, all different price points and food types, just typing as they come to mind. Love Marea, Aldea, Il Buco, and I still love the original Nobu downtown, but for sushi, I am a Susho Yasuda fan. Beacon has been around for a long time but I think it is very comfortable, the food is outstanding and they make a fabulous cocktail. Aquagrill for their oysters and fish, and on a less costly note, Ed's Lobster Bar. Pylos for Greek food is exemplary and the people are lovely. I like Landmarc downtown and at Time Warner. Five Points is one of my local favorites, that's my neighborhood and the food never disappoints, same goes for Indochine, which has been around for 25 years and still going strong. Hope this helps you next time you're in town.
31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012
Ed's Lobster Bar
222 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
128 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009
105 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013
47 Bond St., New York, NY 10012
179 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
430 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019
31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011