HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Top 10 Recent Dining Experiences

tpigeon May 22, 2014 08:32 AM

I am one of those pain in the neck posters who has no particular budget or preferences on what I want to eat when I next visit NYC, so I took this approach for my research. The places don't have to be new btw. Just any type of place (3 star to street food) that you just said to yourself, "damn this is good".

If you have less than 10 please list what you got. Much appreciated.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. p
    Pookipichu RE: tpigeon May 22, 2014 08:45 AM

    Most recent (not really in any order):

    1. Annisa
    2. Hakkasan
    3. Decoy
    4. Bun-ker
    5. Tournesol
    6. Takesushi
    7. Biang
    8. China Blue
    9. Glasserie
    10. Mighty Quinn's

    1. t
      thegforceny RE: tpigeon May 22, 2014 09:04 AM

      Blue Smoke (Texas ribs)
      Larb Ubol
      Pam Real (Kao Soi)
      NY Pizza Suprema (Upside down slice)
      Aquavit (party catered by them)
      Costata - bistecca fiorentina per due
      Fresh and Co - Quinoa bowl
      Sullivan Street Bakery - pizza pecorino

      1. ellenost RE: tpigeon May 22, 2014 09:19 AM

        1. Momofuku Ko (both lunch & dinner) -- no surprise
        2. EMP
        3. Atera
        4. Ma Peche
        5. Jungsik
        6. Juni
        7. The NoMad
        8. Betony
        9. Bouley
        10. Picholine

        1 Reply
        1. re: ellenost
          Spiritchaser RE: ellenost May 22, 2014 09:47 AM

          Oh, I forgot about an excellent meal at Picholine and a fantastic brunch at Boulud Sud

        2. kokoro RE: tpigeon May 22, 2014 09:25 AM

          All time favorites:

          1. Eleven Madison Park
          2. Gramercy Tavern
          3. Traif
          4. Casa Mono
          5. Aquavit
          6. Daniel
          7. Tocqueville
          8. The NoMad
          9. Annisa
          10. The Modern

          A sidenote as they ended their pop up dinners, but once Mu Ramen gets their brick-and-mortar shop, I'd definitely go back for their Spicy Miso Ramen.

          1. Spiritchaser RE: tpigeon May 22, 2014 09:26 AM

            In absolutely no order whatsoever:

            Maysville (brunch)
            The Gander
            Eleven Madison Park
            The Modern Dining Room
            The NoMad
            The Breslin
            Num Pang

            Bar "snacks" at The Jeffrey

            1. e
              EBT RE: tpigeon May 22, 2014 10:09 AM

              No order:

              Pearl & Ash
              The NoMad
              The Breslin (brunch)
              Maysville (dinner)
              Jean Georges (lunch)
              Dirt Candy
              i sodi
              Red Hook Lobster Pound (new EV location)

              1. f
                foodwhisperer RE: tpigeon May 24, 2014 06:47 AM

                Brushstroke ( the kaiseki restaurant)
                15 East
                Kyo Ya
                Nish Nush
                Uncle Boon's
                Bar Pitti
                Blue Ribbon Izakaya
                Golden Unicorn ( 1 for good luck)
                Hirohisa ( okokok, extra luck)

                1. f
                  FriedClamFanatic RE: tpigeon May 24, 2014 06:51 AM

                  on a weekend, try the "Smogasfest" or what ever it's called, over in Brooklyn (or the smaller subset at Fulton St.) the boat taxi stops right nearby and is the best deal in town for a scenic view of Manhattan

                  Dim sum at the Red Egg.and/or the duck sliders

                  2 Replies
                  1. re: FriedClamFanatic
                    kathryn RE: FriedClamFanatic May 24, 2014 07:24 AM

                    It's called Smorgasburg. It's in Williamsburg only on Saturdays and Brooklyn Bridge park only on Sundays.

                    Smorgasbar at South St Seaport closed last October and likely won't reopen due to lack of profitability.

                    Smorgasburg (Williamsburg)
                    Saturday 11am-6pm
                    All Food • 100 Vendors
                    No Dogs • Rain or Shine
                    East River State Park (90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St.)

                    Smorgasburg (Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5) »
                    Sunday 11am-6pm
                    All Food • 100 Vendors
                    Rain or Shine
                    Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5

                    1. re: kathryn
                      FriedClamFanatic RE: kathryn May 24, 2014 12:36 PM

                      thanks for the info.sorry to hear about the Seaport. We have done both with great fun

                  2. s
                    small h RE: tpigeon May 24, 2014 11:16 AM

                    Full meal: Annisa, Alta
                    Sandwich: Nordic Preserves, Dimes
                    Cocktails & small plates: Black Crescent, Estela

                    1. s
                      stuartlafonda RE: tpigeon May 27, 2014 12:44 PM

                      Recent meals with the "oh wow" factor have included:
                      Red Rooster
                      Patisserie Claude
                      Ed's Lobster
                      Union Square Café- brunch
                      Peter Luger

                      1. Ziggy41 RE: tpigeon May 27, 2014 04:00 PM

                        Bassanova Ramen
                        Danji (2x)
                        Ivan Ramen (Gotham)
                        Bar Bolonat
                        Ma Peche
                        Enoteca Maria (Staten Island)

                        1. r
                          rrems RE: tpigeon May 27, 2014 06:09 PM

                          The Gander
                          Malai Marke
                          Szechuan Gourmet

                          1 Reply
                          1. re: rrems
                            mitchleeny RE: rrems May 27, 2014 06:28 PM

                            NY Noodletown

                          2. m
                            mla19 RE: tpigeon May 28, 2014 07:36 AM

                            best recent meals (not all time bests):

                            the clam
                            ma peche
                            il buco alimentari and vineria
                            mountain bird

                            Show Hidden Posts