checking a few (old) recommendations
I have an article from several years ago recommending a few places to eat in NYC. Did a search on the board, but nothing came up.
What do you CHers think about:
Upstairs (which apparently has a heated floor and is on a hotel roof or somesuch)
River Cafe (in Brooklyn)
43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003
310 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
145 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022
I have lived in NY for 25 years and around the country for the last 20 years, returning about 2-4 times /year. My NYC favorite is Bouley. It has reliably fantastic classic French food, impeccable service, and (in its current digs) a very nice surrounding. If you are looking for chemical gastronomy, look elsewhere, as Bouley serves classic French. And, relative to other top restaurants, it is reasonable.
For tops in NYC seafood, you cannot go wrong with Le Bernadin. For me, heaven on earth is a dry martini and cold oysters at Le Bernadin.
The best cannolli: Venieros on 11th st
The best bagel: (up the street from Venieros) Ess-a Bagel on 1st at about 21st st
If you are loking for ethnic seafood, try chinatown's Fuleen's on 11 Division St..
I have not been to any great Indian restaurants lately in NYC, but 6th St is always fun. Gandhi used to be good on the cxorner of 1st Ave and 6th st
I hope this helps.
359 1st Ave, New York, NY 10010
11 Division St, New York, NY 10002
342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
345 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003
163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
My take on your list:
Best Seafood: Le Bernadin
Best Cannolli: Vacarro's in Baltimore (sorry, but NYC doesn't cut it)
Best Bagel: Absolute Bagel on Broadway at like 107
Ethnic Seafood: Ayada in Queens whole fried fish with Papaya
2788 Broadway, New York, NY 10025