A MUST RESTAURANT
IF YOU WERE IN MANHATTAN FOR ONE NIGHT, WHAT RESTAURANT IS "A MUST" TO GO TO IN YOUR OPINION.
Three choices (in no particular order): Momofuku Ko, Bouley, and Eleven Madison Park.
BTW, you shouldn't use all caps when you post since it looks like you're shouting.
Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
I would pick Kyo Ya. I have not had kaiseki style food anywhere in the US. LA and SanFrancisco did not even come close to the quality at Kyo Ya. For other style food, I think you can find comparable in other cities. IMHO the French Laundry is the best I've had in the US.
94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009
EMP is awesome but you MUST book at 9am Eastern EXACTLY 28 days in advance. If you're even an hour or two late, the date you want will be fully booked up by other people.
Try using OpenTable; their reservations desk has told me they are getting lots of customers who only get busy signals when they call.