A month of gluttony in NYC...
Long time lurker, first time poster - we will be coming to NYC for an entire month in Jan and wanted to get a handle on some must try places as well as some great places for coffee/wine/casual meals around our apartment.
We will be staying near west 14th and 8th ave and want to know:
- Best nearby coffee
- Best nearby brunch
- Best nearby wine bar
- Best nearby casual lunch
- Best nearby casual dinner
- Best nearby 'special occasion restaurant
I will be booking the Modern for a birthday dinner and wanted to know what other places we should squeeze in, anywhere in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx etc while we are in town, in particular:
- Trad italian
- Modern italian
- Dim sum/dumplings
- Wine Bars
Thanks so much for your help!!
Sarabeth's in Chelsea Market
Chelsea Market is also very close:
Dell'anima (and the wine bar next door, Anfora
This thread also talks a lot about what's in the neighborhood:
Other recommendations: favorite unique places in NY serve Xian (Chinese) food, Issan (Thai) food, organic/local/sustainable Japanese BBQ, authentic Basque (Spanish) tapas, creative diner food, pretzels, hot dogs, halal food, steak, upscale rustic Italian, Italian subs, creative Italian-American, high end non-sushi Japanese (like kaiseki), creative desserts, molecular gastronomy, mixology/creative cocktails, and creative brunches (sometimes every day of the week).
For dim sum, Red Farm is not too far and I think their soup dumplings are excellent.
For Thai, you could try the modern Thai at Kin Shop, a bit of a walk away though. Otherwise try the Issan style Thai at Zabb Elee or go to Queens.