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Sep 14, 2011 12:00 PM

Restaurant Crawl - Home Base NYC London

Greetings all. We will stay at NYC London in the upcoming months and would like to do one night of appetizers/drinks at several different spots. I would appreciate recommendations that might allow us to walk (4 ppl) and stop in to four or five different spots one evening. We all love food and I want the accompanying couple to see some nice NYC spots (both decor and food presentation). We will do this mid week, but I want to be sure we probably (I know no one can say for sure) will not have an issue getting a table at the bar at surrounding restaurants. Budget is not a huge concern since 45 minutes-an hour at each spot should minimize the financial damage (we are not sitting down for $200/pp meal...just apps and wine/drinks). Any/all recommendations appreciated. Thank you so much.

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  1. Near your hotel, you could drop in at the bars/lounges at Le Bernardin, The Modern, Marea, Nougatine (adjacent to Jean Georges, serving the full JG menu at the bar), and Per Se (jacket required).

    If you're extending your radius to the Lincoln Center area, then also consider the bars at Lincoln, Picholine, Telepan, Boulud Sud, and Bar Boulud.

    Maze at The London is good but perhaps a notch below the restaurants that I peviously mentioned.

    Per Se
    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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

    72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

    Le Bernardin
    155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

    The Modern
    9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

    35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

    Bar Boulud
    1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

    240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

    1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

    142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

    Boulud Sud
    20 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023