2 weeks in NYC
Here for 2-4 weeks from Elay. Just got in tonight. Dinner tonight ate at Fig & Olive. Just okay food. Was here last summer and loved Alta and Upstairs at the Kimberly. Staying in Gramercy Park.
Don't need da Silvano (although I love it) or Per Se again Just would like a few recommendations on places not to miss since we have time. He about some top 5 faves?
danji (resvervations only for part of 6+)
pearl oyster bar (no res)
from the g force's list above, i'd just mention that while tertulia is very popular right now, i ate there last weekend and wasn't that impressed. if u want tapas would easily go with danji or txikito instead
i want to try:
I like saying Elay because it makes me laugh. Especiallly after you googling it. I hope you share the laugh.
I've heard a lot about Momofuku and Ciano. Ciano sounds great. Nothing missing in Elay I just want to eat well and have fun finding new places. I may become bi-coastal soon.
Where is Elay? What foods might NYC have that your home town doesn't?
The most popular restaurants in NYC book up about 4 weeks in advance, so you might be able to get into some by waiting for a table, eating there for lunch instead of dinner, grabbing a seat for dinner at the bar, or trying to book for a date at the end of your trip, if you are staying for almost a month.
Here is a list of my favorites:
Hard to give specific recommendations without knowing your price range (for food, before wine, tax, tip, etc.) and what cuisines you like/dislike/can't get at home. "Not Da Silvano and not Per Se" still leaves a HUGE variety of options.
That is a very broad request for a city of THOUSANDS of dining options from $200 - $5 pp. Keep in mind some posters' favorites may require 3-4 weeks advance booking....
That said, you should be able to get into these at some point in your 2 weeks. My current favs though none au courant:
The Breslin (no reservations)
15 East (reserve sushi bar)
Blue Ribbon Brasserie (old standard)
On my list to try:
Aquavit with new-ish chef
Tertulia (no reservations)
As well as the hot places right now:
What is "Upstairs at Kimberly" never heard of it. The Kimberly Hotel in the 50s? Feh.