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We are leaving on Sunday for a week long trip to NYC.
Here is what I have planned so far.

Sun: Peasant
Mon: The NoMad
Tues: Breakfast: Maialino
Dinner: Plan on going to Txixito (can't make reservation)
Wed: Oceana before show
Thurs: Lunch: Manzo
Dinner: ????
Fri: Dell'Anima
Sat: Brunch-Locanda Verde
Dinner: Recette
Sun: Brunch: Minetta Tavern

I don't have breakfast or lunch planned for every day because I want it to be more leisurely and I don't want to be tied down every day. I do have a large list of places in each neighborhood so I think we are going to work off of that.

Thursday dinner is the only night that I just couldn't find something for. I would really like to do something more Asian influenced since I am missing that. My other traveler is not a big fan of Thai or Japanese, but does like Chinese. I was thinking of Red Farm but I cannot make reservations there either. Thoughts??

Also we are staying at The Standard in the Meatpacking District. I do have a list of places to eat breakfast in that area, but does anyone have a favorite cafe etc. for breakfast? Doesn't have to be over the top, just good solid breakfast food.

Thanks! I will definitely be reporting back on all of these.

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  1. Where are you coming in from?
    For Chinese - albeit a bit pricey - I love Cafe China: http://cafechinanyc.com/about.html.
    For "breakfast in that area," are you looking for grab/go type places, or sit down/waiter-service?
    Thanks.

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    1. re: LeahBaila

      We are from Southern Oregon, but originally from Portland. I go to school in Los Angeles.

      Looking for sit down not to go places, other than maybe bagels one day. Although I don't eat gluten so that would only be for my mom.

      I actually have Cafe China on my list. It looks great!

      1. re: cheapeatstochiceats

        That's great re: Cafe China! The atmosphere is nice, as well. I hope you make it over there!

        I know that Pastis serves bfast. I enjoyed my meal at Elephant and Castle, which is a bit further East.

        1. re: cheapeatstochiceats

          Cafe China is great. Look into Wong as well.

      2. Manzo is great. Do you have a reservation? How many are in your party? If it is just 2, I recommend eating at the bar. The bar staff is wonderful and we always eat at the bar. I have been to Manzo a number of times and have never sat at a table, come to think of it!

        And just to let you know, Eataly has recently opened a lunch only restaurant, Pranzo. We have not been, but the concept is interesting; they focus on a different region in Italy each month. This month is Sicily and the menu looks mighty tasty. Here is a link: http://eatalyny.com/eat/pranzo

        Buon appetito!

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        1. re: ttoommyy

          Agreed re: eating at the bar at Manzo. So fun and great service!

          1. re: ttoommyy

            We are just two. I did make a reservation but eating at the bar would be fun!

            Thanks for the idea of Pranzo. I hadn't even heard of this (surprised I have not seen it on eater!), might have to check that out!

            1. re: cheapeatstochiceats

              Just want to clarify that eating at the bar is full service and full menu. Plus you have the added advantage of having your bartender/wait person in the same person who is pretty much always near at hand. Enjoy!