Another Weekend trip Itinerary advice
Coming with my wife from Montreal for the weekend of May 19th-21st.
I have a rough idea of where we would like to eat. Have made a few reservations, but nothing is set in stone. Your advice is greatly appreciated!
Will be staying at Roger Hotel - Madison and 31st E.
May 19th - Arriving early in the morning.
- Will spend the day walking and eating street carts
- 6 pm - reservation at Red Rooster. Worth the trip?
May 20th - Brunch - stuck between The Breslin, The Dutch and Spotted Pig. From what
I read, none of them take reservation? Which one would be preferred?
- Wife's Birthday - Reserved at both Anissa and WD-50 at 7:30. Leaning
towards WD-50. Will cancel the other one soon.
May 21st - Leaving at night. Have a reservation at Bouley. Mixed reviews? I see EMP is
still available for lunch, but might be pushing my budget a bit there. Worth
the Price difference from Bouley?
- If I don't go to either, this would be the time I can fit in Momofuku ssam for the
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Looking forward to feast in NY!
Just had dinner at Anissa (I'm a local New York foodie) and it was brilliant! I've also eaten at WD-50. Both are great food experiences and you shouldn't be disappointed with either choice. I would describe both Anissa and WD-50 as having more of an intimate ambience than being "romantic". If you go to Anissa and they have the Sea Bass sashimi I guarantee it's not like anything you've ever tasted - simple, bright and refreshing! Enjoy and don't forget to cancel one of those reservations soon - there are many of us who want a table ; )
You can do the duck over rice at Momofuku Ssam for lunch on Saturday, the 19th. They also have it on the weekend lunch menu, along with some other duck items (we like the bun over the dumplings).
For Sunday brunch, I like the Breslin more than Spotted Pig and The Dutch. The Dutch does take reservations, but only over the phone.
You are about to raise the hackles of some hounders for holding two spots, jaetee!
Anissa and WD-50 are both great - I think it depends if you want more experimental or not. I have heard that Anissa is fairly romantic (can anyone else weigh in?) if that makes you lean one way or the other.
My dinner at Red Rooster was ok - not sure I'd recommend it. I'd say the Breslin for brunch out of your group.
Lunch on May 21: look at Jean Georges, which has a nice prix fixe for under $40.