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Coming back to NY in October--where to eat?

Last year we did Per Se and loved it! Will be doing that again this year.

Last year we had little time to explore anything other than Central Park and Tiffany :)

This year we plan on exploring Soho, Tribeca, Chelsea, East/West Villages. We are looking for restaurant recommendations for all price ranges. Prefer American, French, Italian, Spanish/Tapas, Mexican, seafood, steakhouse, bistros, cafes, romantic spots, bars.

Thanks in advance!

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Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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  1. It's nice to be open, but I think you will get much more response if you narrow down your likes as so far it just seems Asian is excluded and there are 1000s of restaurants just in Manhattan and CHers tend to think in categories/types.

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    1. re: yebo

      Thanks for the input! Okay, let's narrow it down a bit. Would like suggestions for Italian or Spanish/Tapas at any price range in Soho, Tribeca, Chelsea, East/West/Greenwich Villages.

      1. re: Im4Wine

        The geographic region you have given is still pretty broad.

        For Italian do you want more upscale? Casual? Rustic? Refined? Specific pasta dish you look for? Dessert? Antipasti? What kind of environment? Homey? Modern? Fancy? We have a TON of Italian restaurants, many of them excellent.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/763855
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/763909

        Best Tapas in Manhattan
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/768333

        We have a number of tapas places, some more expensive than others. Some more traditional than others. I think the best is Txikito but it's Basque style, which may not be your thing. What are you looking for?

        Any stick out from the threads I have linked?

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        Txikito
        240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

        1. re: kathryn

          Wow Kathryn! Thank you....I will definitely look these over. I'm sure I will find many to choose from.

          1. re: Im4Wine

            After perusing the lists, I have narrowed our Italian restaurant choices to Scarpetta, Babbo, Apizz , Maialino (for brunch or dinner). We are in town for 6 nights; not sure how many of these will be Italian. Still need to fit in Per Se!

            Now onto to the tapas research!

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            Per Se
            10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

            Babbo
            110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

            Apizz
            217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

            Scarpetta
            355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

            Maialino
            2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

            1. re: Im4Wine

              Out of that list I'd say Scarpetta would be my first choice. Plenty of talk about Babbo all over this board, and when it's on, it's really exceptional, but I feel like they've been a touch off their game lately. Del Posto is another option and maybe has been getting more attention since it got its 4th star in the NY Times.

              Apizz is great, and definitely better in Winter. I was thoroughly unimpressed with Maialino, both in terms of atmosphere and food. It felt gimmicky to me, and the food was somewhat lackluster.

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              Babbo
              110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

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

              Apizz
              217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

              Scarpetta
              355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

              Maialino
              2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

    2. Considering this request is for October, I would suggest you check back in several months and ask again. A lot can change in 6 months in Manhattan!

      1. We booked The James Hotel in Soho...looking for brunch recommendations nearby

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        1. re: Im4Wine

          The James Hotel from what I see in Google Maps appears to be in the far west and far south border of the neighborhood. It looks pretty close to Tribeca, actually.

          Some ideas:
          Locanda Verde - reservations highly recommended, call a few weeks in advance, one of my favorites in the city
          Balthazar - ditto, call a few weeks in advance, another one of my favorites
          Jane - ditto, and they are on OpenTable, don't miss the French toast
          Hundred Acres - on OpenTable
          Lure - on OpenTable
          Public - technically Nolita but worth the extra walk, really interesting fusion-y menu
          Blue Ribbon Bakery - technically West Village but I love the lunch-y items on the menu and their eggs benedict

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          Jane
          100 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10012

          Balthazar
          80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

          Lure Fishbar
          142 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012

          Blue Ribbon Bakery
          33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

          Public
          210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

          Hundred Acres
          38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

          Locanda Verde
          377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

          1. re: kathryn

            Kathryn once again you have all the answers! These places all look delicious--thank you!