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If you were looking for the best meal in NYC, where would you go?

Excluding - Per Se, EMP, Brooklyn Fare.. got a return trip to Per Se coming up. JG or Le Bern? Or one of the newer spots like Jungsik?

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  1. When are you looking to dine?

    What kind of food & cuisines do you like?

    What kind of atmosphere are you looking for?

    What's your budget per person excluding tax, tip, and wine?

    Why excluding Per Se, EMP, and BK Fare? Have you dined there already? What did you like and didn't you like?

    7 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      3 weeks out.

      Any and all - will try anything.

      You know, honestly it doesn't really matter - I like a well-appointed room, I like a dive with unexpectedly good food. We're a fairly casual couple.

      Though I want to try Masa at some point - I don't think this trip is it.. so anything less than that. :D

      Yes, we've been to all of them and we're going back to Per Se this trip. I thought all of them were phenomenal experiences with BF and Per Se in my top 5 of all time, EMP definitely top 10. I found the refinement of the Per Se experience second-to-none. Ramirez' play with rare fish even convinced my wife that maybe she liked seafood more than she thought she did.

      1. re: kronik

        If you're coming later this month, note that Le Bernardin opened its books for all of November on October 1, so a lot of the popular time slots will already be gone.

        You might want to look into Momofuku Ko if you like a counter dining experience. Maybe also Atera.

        1. re: kathryn

          Forgot to put Momofuku Ko on the 'did it' list - was there a few months ago. I'll look into Atera.

          1. re: kronik

            Highly recommend Atera.

        2. re: kronik

          Well, when you dine at Per Se again, please tell us what you think about their desserts these days compared to what you had before, because I think they are really underwhelming now.

          1. re: kosmose7

            You've scared me from ordering anything other than the "coffee and donuts" when I'm dining in the Salon. They were delicious (as always).

            1. re: ellenost

              Ha ha yes. They are indeed delicious.