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jillcar Oct 17, 2010 05:14 PM

As a former New Yorker, I will be in NYC for three nights. Where are the BEST places to eat dinner.Neighborhood doesn't matter, and I don't care if it's a dive or very pricey. Only snafu: we don't eat red meat. Thanks for suggestions.

  1. Pedr0 Oct 18, 2010 08:09 AM

    Desnuda if you like seafood. Place is tiny so earlier in the week is better.

    122 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

    1. Spiritchaser Oct 18, 2010 04:30 AM

      I'll add: The Modern, Picholine, and Jean-George

      35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

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        Miniheston Oct 17, 2010 06:42 PM

        Del Posto, Eleven Madison Park, Aldea, Breslin, Hearth, colicchio and sons, Oyster Bar in Grand central, Frankies Sputtino, The Fatty Crab, and Jean Georges

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

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

        Del Posto
        85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

        Fatty Crab
        643 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

        31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

        The Breslin
        20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

        1. ellenost Oct 17, 2010 06:29 PM

          EMP, Momofuku Ko, Bouley and Per Se are my favorites.

          5 Replies
          1. re: ellenost
            Miniheston Oct 17, 2010 06:44 PM

            Bouley is the dirtiest kitchen in NYC

            1. re: Miniheston
              orthorunner Oct 17, 2010 06:54 PM

              They have an "A" grade as of the most recent health dept visit...

              1. re: orthorunner
                taos Oct 17, 2010 07:21 PM

                True. But 1) Less than a year ago, it had many more violations. See http://a816-restaurantinspection.nyc.... 3) Its current violation score of 13 makes it just barely qualifying for a grade of A. The cutoff between A and B is 13. Again, last November it had the equivalent of a C grade.

                1. re: taos
                  thew Oct 18, 2010 04:39 AM

                  that's far from the dirtiest kitchen in NYC though. and 1) you are not eating there less than a year ago, or last november, but now.

                  1. re: taos
                    ellenost Oct 23, 2010 05:59 PM


                    The 43 was a grade given not to Bouley, but to the Market which has closed.

                    I've just checked the website for restaurant inspections. While Bouley received a 13, Daniel received a 15 (dirtier).

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              Nancy S. Oct 17, 2010 06:08 PM

              Per Se, Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernadin, for a short list.

              Per Se
              10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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

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