Looking for suggestions !
Will be in town for the US OPEN in September and looking for some suggestions. I am very simple and enjoy the tasting menu or a hole in the wall with great food, I enjoy all types of experiences and would love all suggestions.
The US Open takes place in Queens, you need to post on the Outer Boroughs boards for recommendations in Queens.
Are you still interested in Manhattan recs?
Where do you currently live?
What else are you doing while you're here? Shopping, theatre, sightseeing, museums?
What research have you done on your own already?
Are you willing to wait for a table?
Are you dining solo?
What's your max budget, per person, per meal, before tax, tip, wine/drinks?
Favorite cuisines? What are you looking for? Are you bringing a jacket (for the restaurants that require them)?
How long will you be here?
My 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).
My favorite spots:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/838348 -- scroll down to my post