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Mar 11, 2012 09:27 AM

Unique Food Experience in NYC

My son is 15 and loves a unique food experience. We have been to Momofuku Ko, Degustation, Sushi of Gari and a few others. We did this once a year as a special treat ... looking to all of you for some suggestions. We will go anywhere in NYC.

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  1. This is a suggestion, not a recommendation, since I've never been to the place, nor do I really have any desire to eat there. But it's the only one of its kind in Manhattan, as far as I know.

    Dans Le Noir?
    246 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

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    1. re: small h

      Never saw this before .....but need to be 18 years and older.

      1. re: Lillinonah

        Whoops! Sorry about missing that crucial detail. Maybe WD-50? There's lots of recent info on this board, if you're unfamiliar with that restaurant. Your son also might enjoy kaiseki

        or unusual meats

        50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

        1. re: small h

          no apologies necessary --- place looks great. Might need to try it with some friends. WD-50 is now on the short list.

    2. How adventurous are you and your son?

      I was just at Hakata Tonton and had a great dinner. The restaurant specializes in pig trotters. We adored the grilled pig trotters and the hot pot. I think this is pretty unique in NYC and definitely recommend it if you're up to it. Make sure to make a reservation.

      Photos of my meal, if anyone's interested:

      Hakata TonTon
      61 Grove Street, New York, NY 10014

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      1. I second WD-50 - unusual combination and presentation with molecular techniques.

        Kajitsu - beautiful & tasty vegetarian Japanese cuisine called "shojin ryouri" (if you can reserve seats).

        RedFarm - creative Chinese.

        Aquavit weekend brunch - Scandinvian feast heavy on herring dishes.

        Aldea - modern Portuguese.

        50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

        65 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

        414 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

        31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

        529 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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        1. re: kosmose7

          Along these lines: Danji, modern/upscale Korean, in midtown.
          Of note: I have not been to Jung Sik, though others on this board have been lavish in praise, so for modern Korean it would be another option. I loved Danji enough to recommend it highly as a great and somewhat unique experience.

          346 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

        2. wd 50 is the place to be.

          I would also recommend, Corton for the mind blowing factor.

          50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

          239 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

          1. Salumeria Rosi is a restaurant and salumeria on Amsterdam & 72nd. Although the deli is heavily pork, the restaurant menu is varied. Food is wonderful and ambiance even better. Cesare Casella is a master.

            Salumeria Rosi
            283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023