Best "not-so-well-known" Fine-Dining-Restaurants in Manhattan?
Iam fom europe and Iam planning a fine-dining-trip to New York City (5 days). But: I really have no clue, where to go – apart from the famous top-end-places like EMP, Per Se, Daniel, Jean-Georges or Atera etc...
Which restaurants (apart from the ones mentioned above) do you recommend? I like modernist cuisine alot, but I appreciate very well made "classical" cuisine as well.
What I don't like is your run-of-the-mill fine-dining-place, where everything is kind of nice, but nothing really memorable.
It really depends what your main goal of this experience would be. If it was me, I would recommend trying trying food types you won't normally find where you are from in Europe. NYC has some amazing Indian food, Tamarind comes to mind but there are plenty of others. Also, trying one of the ramen places in the city is a great option. Ippudo is a solid choice and has two different locations, Totto is another good choice here and does chicken broth based ramen. Not sure if you are into BBQ, but I recently went to a place called Brisket Town in Brooklyn and that was an amazing meal. Tapas also is done extremely well in the city, a few places I have enjoyed are the Kuma Inn, Sala One Nine, Alta, and Barbuto. Then a favorite of mine for mussels is Flex Mussels... if you go stay for the donuts for desert, they are amazing. Hope that helps!
Jungsik for sure. Louro (not really fine dining in terms of white tablecloths and formal service, but excellent food). Le Bernardin. One of Michael White's restaurants, for the pasta.