Saturday lunch reco needed for both serious foodie and picky eater
I'm desperately trying to find a place for a Saturday lunch that will please both a serious foodie visiting from London and a picky eater. Picky eater doesn't necessarily have restrictions on certain foods but needs simple preparation (has intense fear of dishes with too many ingredients or ingredients he can't pronounce) - there are no price restrictions or certain neighborhood we need to stick to. Cuisines that would be acceptable would include Ameircan (both traditional and nouveau), Italian, French, European, Seafood. Thanks in advance!
Le Bernardin isn't open for lunch on Saturday, but maybe Jean Georges? There are a few fairly straightforward items on the menu like the tuna ribbons, scallops, parmesan chicken, and the beef tenderloin.
Tocqueville, Bouley, Minetta Tavern, or Cafe Boulud might also work.
20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023
1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019
163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
Do you specifically require a lunch menu or brunch menu? When is this meal?
For picky eaters I typically recommend Southern, BBQ, burgers, steakhouse, or a farm to table restaurant. But since it's the weekend, many will be serving a brunch menu, or won't be open at all.
How about Blue Ribbon Bakery, ABC Kitchen, Blue Smoke, or Maialino?
Blue Ribbon Bakery
33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016
2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003
thanks everyone...unfortunately, lunch is for this Saturday and the majority of the above recco's are all booked up. We decided to go with Union Square Cafe....perhaps a little "outdated" in the foodie scene but it was one of the only places that fit our requirements and had availability at such late notice.
Always great to see a fellow NJ Hound on the Manhattan board. :)
To be honest, we've had mixed experiences at USC previously. However, the deliciousness of the food at this lunch blew us away! The kitchen seems to be hitting on all cylinders right now, so I feel quite certain that you will have a good experience.
Enjoy and please report back!