NYC Classics Tour - Arthur Ave Question
So, for my 50th, I'm taking my wife and 12yo son to NYC (from Washington DC). Trying to do places I remember my Dad taking me, and places that might still be around for my son to take his son.
I need a place for Weds (11/27 Tgiving Eve) lunch on Arthur Ave. Prefer old school, checkered tablecloth, veteran waiter, red sauce/veal piccata type place. Can anyone recommend one or two places? Will I need a reservation?
Sun Lunch: PJ Clark's
Sun Dinner: Babbo
Mon Lunch: GC Oyster Bar
Mon Dinner: Four Seasons Pool Room
Tues Lunch: Katz's Deli
Tues Dinner: La Grenouille
Weds Lunch: Arthur Avenue (Bronx)
Weds Dinner: Le Bernadin
Thurs Lunch (Tgiving): Nom Wah Tea Parlor (Chinatown)
Thurs Dinner: 21 Club Bar Room
Pasquale's Rigoletto (very old school)
Mario's (white table cloths, been around since the 1920s)
Dominick's (been a while, I think there are no tablecloths--but if there were they definitely would be checkered, no menus either). This place is a stereotype of old school.
Think about trying Mike's Deli. You'll find a lot of neighborhood people dining there and the food is good. http://www.arthuravenue.com/ There is a cafe there if you want something a little spiffier.
You may want to pick up a loaf of olive bread at Madonia Brothers (2348 Arthur Ave.), too.
Domenick's is probably the place for you, but if it's a choice between a sit down meal and shopping, you should choose the latter. Just make sure you have some time to swing by Vincent's for cotechino, Calabria for soppressata, and Casa della Mozzarella for the namesake.