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ra0001 Sep 6, 2013 06:51 AM

I'm staying near La Guardia next Wednesday at the end of a business trip. Any recommendations? M. Well is closed Wednesday's.

I have a car & a cab is fine, too.

  1. Bob Martinez Sep 6, 2013 10:02 AM

    I think if you narrow your request down a bit you'll get some responses. Cuisine type, price range, neighborhood, etc.

    1. r
      ra0001 Sep 6, 2013 11:01 AM

      Thanks for the suggestion, Bob.

      I posted a similar question on the Manhatten Board and, unsurprisingly, was asked for similar clarification! Here's some guidance:

      Budget is not much of a concern, probably under $100-$150 with drinks.

      For cuisine, I'm looking for innovation & creativity. I tend to avoid places using traditional definitions (ie Italian, French, Thai) as I've been able to experience most of those in their native countries. Not opposed a great example or an exotic cuisine that's hard to find outside NY.

      I don't mind driving or taking a cab a fair distance. I like to explore and I have time on my hands.

      I like bustling scenes. It's a good chance to make conversation & people watch.

      For reference, my recent Manhattan meals (over 4-5 years) have included Ssam Bar, Daniel, Momofuku Ko, Babbo, Balthazar.

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      1. re: ra0001
        Bob Martinez Sep 6, 2013 11:19 AM

        I'm not sure if I'd describe the scene as bustling but the Elm, a new restaurant run by Paul Liebrandt, has been getting tremendous buzz on some other food boards. It's in Williamsburg, about a 15 minute cab ride from LaGuardia.

        It's been open for about a month so there aren't any full length reviews from the major critics.

        Here's a brief but enthusiastic writeup from the New Yorker.

        http://www.newyorker.com/arts/reviews/tables/2013/08/26/130826gota_GOAT_tables_lyon

        Their website -

        http://theelmnyc.com/

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