LA Native Seeking Some Dinner Advice
I'll be visiting NYC in mid-July and I can't seem to decide where to eat between the choices I've narrowed it down to. Between Minetta Tavern and Perilla, which would be the better choice for a NYC first timer? What about ABC Kitchen vs Gotham Bar and Grill? These would be for two different nights (Friday and Saturday). Granted, I currently don't have reservations for Minetta Tavern or ABC Kitchen so this may work itself out, but hypothetically, what would NYC chowhounders pick?
If anyone has better or more interesting options for this LA native, I'm interested in hearing them!
ABC Kitchen kitchen can be difficult to book on 2 weeks notice. For ABC on Friday 7/13 dinner for 2, I'm getting only 11pm tables. I'm getting the same results for Saturday, 7/14 on OpenTable. I can only get the primetime tables at ABC if I book 30 days in advance, typically.
Minetta only releases the early and late tables for non-VIPs anyway, so if you're willing to eat early or late, it could work out. For both Friday 7/13 and Saturday 7/14, you can dine at either 5:30pm or 10:30pm via OpenTable.
I would actually do Momofuku Ssam (my LA friends can never get enough) one night, and doing Minetta Tavern for lunch/brunch. Much easier to get in then. For your other dinner, try Txikito.