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Aug 31, 2013 10:18 AM

Honeymoon in NYC

As part of our honeymoon we're travelling to NYC for three nights at the beginning of October. We want to catch some good food and drinks. We're proper British foodies and will eat and drink anything. We would be grateful if people could give us some recommendations - we're staying in SoHo. Thanks to the board I was lucky to sample Eleven Madison Park, Flatiron Lounge and the Pegu Club last time I was there 3 years ago. Would love some decent steak (Keens?) and some more speakeasy action. Dan

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Or minetta tavern
      or Wolfgang's (Park Ave)

      The NoMad
      Pouring Ribbons
      Raines Room
      Booker and Dax

      1. re: thegforceny

        Thanks the recommendations. Is there any restaurants you suggest for circa $100-150 food?

        1. re: ukdan28

          One of our current favorite restaurants is Betony and it should be able to work with your food budget before tax, tip, drinks.

    2. What's your budget, per person before tax, tip, wine, and drinks?

      Are you mainly staying in Soho or will you be venturing to other neighborhoods?

      For cocktails, are you open to non-speakeasy style bars? Have you been to PDT, Milk & Honey, or Death & Co?

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      1. re: kathryn

        Kathryn, thanks for reply. Not sure of budget as we're on our honeymoon. When we went to Eleven Madison Park 3 years ago it was $95 for 3 courses, which is what I was thinking now. It will be our last supper so happy to throw money at it.

        1. re: ukdan28

          EMP now only does one set tasting menu in the dining room and it is $195, well worth it IMO but quite a change from your last visit.

          1. re: ukdan28

            "It will be our last supper ..."
            That's why they call it 'holy matrimony', I suppose.

        2. I am a huge fan of Keens BUT I don't know if it has a good enough vibe to use as a honeymoon meal (if you are looking for romantic); it reads much more men's club to me.

          Regarding speakeasy type places you could try Milk & Honey in it's (fairly) new location on 23rd. Not quite speakeasy but if you are just looking for wonderful cocktails you could check out the bar at The NoMad hotel, Lantern's Keep (they take reservations), Gin Palace.