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First time NYC- staying on 56th between 5th and 6th.

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Windsor Sep 14, 2010 05:43 PM

Five days and so much to do. Would love a best of the local dives, ethnic, pubs, fine dining etc. within a short distance. We will have a kitchen, so must stop by markets will work!

  1. k
    kathryn Sep 14, 2010 07:26 PM

    Hi Windsor! I pulled up some previous discussions that should help.

    If you have specific requests for recommendations, like cuisines you're craving or restaurants near other activities you might be doing (sightseeing, Broadway plays, the opera, shopping, etc.) don't hestitate to ask or use the "search" function of this site!

    In terms of great New York experiences and food, check out these discussions:

    Best breakfast and brunch:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/707772

    Please help me eat during a month in new york
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/716238

    Don't leave NY without eating these foods
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/610739

    Pizza in NYC
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/692820#5454962

    BTW, I highly recommend RGR's self guided Lower East Side Gustatory tour but sub in Pickle Guys for Guss' Pickles:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/493333

    Best foodie shopping:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/585538
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/697174
    http://www.chow.com/lists/33
    http://www.chow.com/lists/924

    Union Square Greenmarket advice
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/705073
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/727570

    Best mixology / bespoke cocktails:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/609073
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/709227

    Bars for beer geeks
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/733207
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/572919

    For non-Western European/American
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/729498
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/731732

    totally obscure, odd, and intriguing menu items
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/722130

    Great upscale dining
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/733990

    For upscale restaurants like Jean Georges, Per Se, Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, The Modern, etc. I find that there are often multiple threads dedicated to each. So don't be afraid to search on the restaurant's name to find out more.

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    Per Se
    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

    Pickle Guys
    49 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

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

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

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      edintern Sep 15, 2010 11:11 AM

      there are a few notable places around there. how about aquavil, the modern (and the modern bar room), bar americain, between the bread, the soup man (aka the soup nazi), to name a few.

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      Aquavit
      65 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

      The Modern
      9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

      Bar Americain
      152 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

      Between the Bread
      145 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

      1. ellenost Sep 15, 2010 11:18 AM

        You're staying on the same block as one of my favorite restaurants--Ma Peche located downstairs in The Chambers Hotel. Great for lunch and dinner and it's mid-priced. Don't miss Momofuku Milk Bar (main floor of the Chambers Hotel) for some of my favorite desserts and breads: compost cookie; corn cookie, blueberry cookie; turkey, swiss cheese and honey mustard bread (really an adorable little loaf).

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          woodleyparkhound Sep 15, 2010 11:28 AM

          At Momofuku Milk Bar, I absolutely LOVED the cake truffles; I'm still dreaming about them!

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          Momofuku Milk Bar
          251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

          1. re: woodleyparkhound
            ellenost Sep 15, 2010 11:51 AM

            Oops! I forgot about the cake truffles; my favorite is the chocolate malt.

            1. re: ellenost
              woodleyparkhound Sep 15, 2010 12:35 PM

              I had all three types. The banana was probably my favorite, but all three were wonderful. Impossible to go wrong with any of them.

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          Ann900 Sep 15, 2010 12:23 PM

          Food shopping is not great around where you're staying. Your best bet might be the Whole Foods in the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle- 59th and Broadway.

          1. Motosport Sep 15, 2010 12:29 PM

            As you can see, Manhattan has so much to offer a foodie. Forget you have a kitchen!!!
            Get out and explore as many of the great suggestions as you can in 5 days.

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