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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.

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

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    Per Se
    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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

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

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      1. re: ellenost

        Bouley is the dirtiest kitchen in NYC

        1. re: Miniheston

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

          1. re: orthorunner

            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

              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

                Taos:

                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).

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

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          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

          Aldea
          31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

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

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

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

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

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              Desnuda
              122 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009