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bubblesdlev Dec 13, 2010 05:29 AM

My husband and I are staying in NYC for President's weekend from the 18th to the 21st and are looking for recommendations on our trip.

We need recomendations for the following:
1.) Where in the area can we get a reasonablly priced breakfast? (can go 3 different places)
2.) Prix Fixe "Pre Theater" menu restaurant? (was thinking DB Bistro Moderne to eat at a Boulud restaurant for $45 sounds too good to pass up but is thier better options?)
3.) Best Pizza in NYC? Best Pizza in the area?
4.) any other must hit lunch spots in the area?
5.) Recommendations on Chef's Table for 2 NYC?

I know its a lot of question but thank you for your help if you can answer any questions it would be very much apreciated.

EDIT: We are staying right near 48th and 8th Ave and seeing a play at the foxwoods theater on 42nd

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DB Bistro Moderne
55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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    kathryn Dec 13, 2010 05:58 PM

    > 1.) Where in the area can we get a reasonablly priced breakfast? (can go 3 different places)

    Amy's Bread, a well known bakery, is very close by.

    Overall, it's not really a great breakfast neighborhood. I would personally walk the extra blocks to get to Bouchon, Landmarc, Petrossian...though I've heard decent things about Cafe Edison.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/735827

    You'll have more choices if you're willing to go outside of the zone by your hotel.

    > 2.) Prix Fixe "Pre Theater" menu restaurant? (was thinking DB Bistro Moderne to eat at a Boulud restaurant for $45 sounds too good to pass up but is thier better options?

    )

    It's a good choice, especially for the price.

    > 3.) Best Pizza in NYC? Best Pizza in the area?

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

    Most of the best pizza in the city is not by Times Square/Midtown.

    > 4.) any other must hit lunch spots in the area?

    Hard to say without knowing your budget and what cuisines you like. For example, Jean Georges is a short walk away and a good value at lunch (compared to dinner prices) but isn't exactly cheap.

    > 5.) Recommendations on Chef's Table for 2 NYC?

    There aren't a ton of chef's tables in general in NYC, and most of them are much larger than 2-tops. There are some options if you are OK with dining with others in an open kitchen environment and/or counter style. This isn't the same as a 2-top in the kitchen, though, if that's what you're looking for.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/684989
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/670956
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641817

    Some links that might help your explorations:

    Please help me eat during a month in New York - some of the nouveau cheap eats around town
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/716238

    Don't leave NY without eating these foods - focused on the more iconic NYC foods
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/610739

    For cheap eats, try out some street food -- lots of interesting ethnic here that you might not find at home:
    http://nymag.com/restaurants/features/33527/
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/653353
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/636263

    I highly recommend RGR's self guided Lower East Side Gustatory tour as a way to do some of the iconic NYC foods, just sub in Pickle Guys for Guss' Pickles:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/493333

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    Pickle Guys
    49 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

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

    DB Bistro Moderne
    55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

    Amy's Bread
    250 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

    Landmarc
    179 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

    Cafe Edison
    228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

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    1. re: kathryn
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      Pan Dec 13, 2010 10:27 PM

      I would have said Cafe Edison for breakfast. It's worth one of the breakfasts, at any rate.

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        bubblesdlev Dec 14, 2010 07:23 AM

        Thank you for the great information I think I have a lot of reading to do.. I head that John's pizza in Times Square is good or should I go outside this area to get it? Our lunch / Dinner budget isn't set in stone we are open to whatever. I will definitely look into Jean-Georges for lunch.

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

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          gutsofsteel Dec 14, 2010 07:31 AM

          Do not go to John's Pizza. There are much better options for pizza in Manhattan. Do a search here on CH.

          FYI, It is Jean-Georges, Not Jean George's.

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

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            bubblesdlev Dec 14, 2010 07:42 AM

            Thanks for the Correction i fixed it :). My husband is the foodie and I am trying to make this a memorable birthday....

            Thanks again Kathryn i read that walkthrough and it reminded me that I want to go to Katz Deli and have some pastrami

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