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Best American-fusion in upper west side? Expensive ok. Need answer fast.

rbraham Aug 4, 2012 06:47 PM

Hi. See subject.

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    knucklesandwich RE: rbraham Aug 4, 2012 08:28 PM

    What is "American-fusion", impatient one?

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      rbraham RE: knucklesandwich Aug 5, 2012 12:55 AM

      "American (new)," "eclectic," are the correct phrases I now have learned.

      Our suburban close friends love _Square Meal_, and have invited us there for the umpteenth time. It's a good restaurant, but Hell, this is Manhattan. I'm sick of the place, and am tired of its never changing (over years) menu. Plus the cuisine, such as it is, holds no interest forme.

      As to their cuisine choice, I'll concede. I have counter offered _Northern Spy_, which is three blocks from me, has the same ways with food, has a more hip vibe (East Village and all that). _Square Meal_ has the feel of older middle-class pleasant memories on special occasions (not that there's anything wrong with that), which actually describes who we are and what we'll be doing, and that depresses me; the restaurant crowd will only sink me deeper into my slough of despond.

      The "Upper West Side" bit was a miscommunication between our friends, me, and Chowhound.

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        kathryn RE: rbraham Aug 5, 2012 05:53 AM

        If you can go anywhere in Manhattan and want something that's creative American or similar, I'd try:
        The NoMad
        Ma Peche

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      mahler5 RE: rbraham Aug 5, 2012 10:48 AM

      I had a very good meal at Recipe.

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