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Mar 7, 2012 01:15 AM

Displaced NYC foodies returning for quick fix - what are the new and amazing restaurants we must try?

Hi All,

My partner and I are coming back to NYC for a visit in april after having been gone for a year, displaced to Switzerland. We love food and really enjoyed NYC restaurants in the years we lived there. We will surely go to some old favorites, but we really want to try some new and exciting places too!

Places we've loved *for guidance:
HIgh end - The Kitchen at Brooklyn Fare, Momofuku Ko, Corton
Mid range - Hakata Tonton, Kefi, Torrisi Italian Specialties
Low range - Kambi/Minka, Cascabel, Fette Sau

Any recommendations?
We're really looking for things at all price scales, just focused on the new! My only exclusion is against Fondue because we've had enough of it out here in swiss land :)

Thanks so much in advance!!

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  1. On the upscale end, I strongly recommend Jung Sik, which is serving superb French-unfluenced Korean cuisine. We were just there for the second time. .

    Jung Sik photos:

    On the higher end of mid-range, I would suggest North End Grill (via Danny Meyer and Chef Floyd Cardoz), and Chef Alain Allegretti's new place, La Promenade des Anglais.

    North End Grill photos:

    La Promenade photos:

    Jung Sik
    2 Harrison St, New York, NY 10013

    North End Grill
    104 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282

    La Promenade des Anglais
    461 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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    1. re: RGR

      Thanks! Jung sik looks pretty amazing!

    2. Parm -- from the folks who brought you Torrisi

      Empellon Cocina


      Takashi -- I think it might be 1.5-2 years old but flew under the radar for a while

      Fatty Cue West Village





      See also:

      9 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

      456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10011

      346 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

      248 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

      359 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      Empellon Cocina
      105 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

      Fatty 'Cue
      50 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

      7 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

      529 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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      1. We really loved Boulud Sud, Daniel Boulud's new Mediterranean restaurant. It's near Lincoln Center.

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

        1. I definitely second RGR's recommendation of Jungsik above.

          Haven't been to North End Grill yet, but I hope to make my own way there soon.