Need Recs for one big splurge Manhattan
We are three foodies spending one week in NYC and our one big splurge is closed for renovation (Le Bernadin) and now we are looking for another one. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Will be in town from Aug 17 to 24. We are pretty adventurous eaters (omnivorous) but no molecular gastronomy recs please. We're looking for prix fixe menu in the range of $50-$70 per person (please let me know if I am dreaming at that price range...) Thanks.
Le Bernardin would have been out of your price range.
If I were you I would do lunch at Eleven Madison Park.
Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019
$70pp before tax and tip is low for the really top tier places in NYC (Daniel, Jean George, Le B, etc).
Since you're coming tomorrow, book NOW. These places tend to book up quickly--more like a few weeks in advance. For example, EMP is fully booked for dinner on OpenTable on the 17th-20th, and is closed Sundays. You could do Monday at 6:15pm. After that, their next opening is in September.
Gutsofsteel has a great suggestion--for you to do a fancy lunch instead. EMP is a good choice. They are only open for weekday lunch, though. I checked OpenTable and they are fully booked for lunch this week but you could walk in and dine in the bar area. Or try for a Monday or Tuesday slot. Book ASAP if you are interested.
Here are some excellent restaurants w/ a la carte options around $70pp:
Scarpetta - book on OpenTable, I see a handful of early and late tables left
Bar Room at the Modern - book on OpenTable, good number of prime time tables left
Aldea - book on OpenTable, I see a handful of primetime tables left, up until Friday but not Saturday, closed Sundays
Kyo Ya - call to reserve, and to stay in your price range don't get the kaiseki
Degustation - call to reserve, they have a 5 course for $55 and a 10 course for $80, book ASAP as it's a tiny space
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$50-70 is far from a splurge in NYC; and with one day's notice?! Maybe try Tocqueville for lunch. I had a great one just last week.
This active thread may give you some ideas for dinner for $100.
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Hard to find something in that range. I'd splurge on Marea, personally, but it's a $91 4-course prix-fixe.
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