Looking to try another haute cuisine - but which one? Your 2¢ appreciated
I have the following shortlist, but could use some help and opinions, ideally so they can be prioritized by potential amazingness. And if there's a much better alternative that I haven't thought of (no idea what that could be), I'm listening too. In no particular order:
a) Momofuku Ko - curious because I really like Momofuku Ssam Bar; however it seems very booked
b) Soto - for shellfish and super-serious Japanese cooking
c) Le Bernardin - the best fish in the city? really?
d) Jean Georges - fine dining gold standard in NYC
e) Jungsik - new Korean
f) Bouley - the lunch last year was very nice, especially the desserts; how is dinner?
For reference, these I have tried already, and hold dear to my heart:
EMP, Per Se, Atera, Corton, Kajitsu, The Modern, ______ <-- hoping to add something this holiday!
And yes I feel very reliant on the Michelin Guide, this bothers me a little..
In terms of amazingness I would vote for Jungsik. There isn't anything quite like it in NY, and it's really a fantastic meal. Obviously, all of your other choices are fine places, but I think Jungsik would be the freshest and most interesting addition to your list.
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Thanks for both your comments. It occurred to me that since both the chefs of Jungsik and Momofuku Ko were to some degree trained under Bouley, these three restaurants might share some underlying commonality compared to the other restaurants. Just speculating… I kind of want to try all 3 now!