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Feb 17, 2012 02:07 PM

Weekend in Manhattan

My husband and I will be in Manhattan next weekend- Friday to Sunday, on an eating vacation. We basically want to try some good food and are looking for recommendations. We love asian food, italian (including pizza), caribbean, dessert places. I love breakfast also, so any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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  1. Hello hungrynica and welcome to CH! You have not listed any budgetary considerations and I assume you are willing to travel. Here are some recent threads to help you get started:

    Recent thread on visiting NYC:

    Some of Kathryn’s Best of NYC ideas:

    One Big Night Out:

    Kathryn's List of Breakfast/Brunch in NYC:

    Some Chinese options:

    Amazing 66:

    Big Wong King:

    East Corner Wonton:


    Famous Sichuan:

    Fujian Noodle Shops:

    Great New York Noodletown:

    He Nan Flavor:

    Noodle Village:

    Old Sichuan:

    Oriental Garden:

    Shanghai Café Deluxe:

    South China Garden:

    Xian Famous Foods:

    Dim Sum:

    Red Egg:

    Nom Wah:

    or Chinatown Brassiere:

    South China Garden
    22 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

    Great New York Noodletown
    28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

    Amazing 66
    66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    Big Wong
    67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    Shanghai Cafe
    100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    Noodle Village
    13 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    Chinatown Brasserie
    380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

    Oriental Garden
    14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

    Nom Wah Tea Parlor
    13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

    East Corner Wonton
    70 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

    Red Egg
    202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

    Famous Sichuan
    10 Pell St, New York, NY 10013

    Old Sichuan
    65 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

    456 Shanghai Cuisine
    69 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    He Nan Flavor
    68 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002

    Xi'an Famous Foods
    67 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

    4 Replies
    1. re: scoopG

      Thanks scoopG.
      We're staying near Rockefeller plaza but definitely willing to travel and wouldn't mind having one nice romantic dinner ($75/person).

      1. re: hungrynica

        Jean-Georges' Perry St is great for a romantic dinner. Skip the dessert though.

        Perry Street
        176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

        1. re: RosalineS

          I have not tried Perry St. and don't remember reading any posts about it. I am a big fan of Jean Georges , so I guess I'll research the CH boards on this. If all sounds good, I will surely check it out

      2. re: scoopG

        scoopG, you list a lot of good places, but East Corner Wonton stands out to me as not seeming to belong in the list. What have you found to be special there? I've found them just OK and inferior to Noodletown, and their beef muscle is in large pieces and so tough that it's literally a health hazard - I almost choked once when eating it. So whatever anyone does, remember not to order that dish there. But their other stuff is just OK and cheap, but has never struck me as particularly better than any of other numerous places in the area, probably including the "rice with 4 side dishes plus soup for $4" places.