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dining suggestions for NYC

June 6 2011 at 10:03 PM
Julian  (Login watch-guy.com)
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Due to cheap fares and the dtrong Aussie $ we are off to NYC for 2 weeks

Restaurant recommendation would be welcome.

Eleven Madison is on the cards

The range can be from upmarket eg Per Se - we are not going as I heard it is very overrated
to Rays Pizza

Thanks
PS Any good Japanese restaurants which we should try?

Thanks

Julian

 
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MTF
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Not been there for some time

June 6 2011, 11:15 PM 

Julian,

Things change so quickly that I hesitate to make recommendations based on old data.

I'll get our NYorkers to comment.

Regards,

MTF

 


 
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michael.ting
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One suggestion, La Grenouille on 52nd

June 7 2011, 7:00 AM 

I enjoyed my last two dinners there.

In mid town...amongst all the watch stores happy.gif

Have a great trip

Mike

PS would love to go back to visit Australia, but the strong Aussie dollar has us staying at home happy.gif


 
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Dino944
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A few suggestions...

June 7 2011, 8:17 AM 

I just came back from NYC about 10 days ago. There are lots of great restaurants. If you are looking for a good steakhouse, most people say go to Peter Lugers...although thats in Brooklyn. I really like Del Friscos, but its a bit loud and crowded so make a reservation. Even my wife who is not really into steak, thinks its one of the best steakhouses we've been to in the USA...and she actually gets the beef there instead of seafood (like she does at some other steakhouses).

I have not been to Per Se. But I recently saw a friend who travels extensively and is a true "foodie." He was saying in his opinion Per Se is the best fine dining experience in the US. He said its pricey and not something he would do frequently, but said its definitely something to experience. He also liked it more than its sister restaurant, French Laundry.

If you like old standards/traditional French Restaurants there is Le Perigord, my wife likes it more than I do. She usually likes to go there for lunch. As another poster suggested, La Grenouille, is a beautiful restaurant, and the like frogs legs are an excellent classic dish. The rest of the food was good but not very memorable. Although, I must admit, I would not return. We went there about 2 years ago, and granted we were probably the youngest people there (I was in my late 30s), and we found the wait staff was snotty, and the service rather inattentive and in some cases it seemed they practically ignored us. Perhaps, they felt my wife and I were too young to enjoy their restaurant and so they could hardly be bothered with us. We've been to many really nice restaurants over the years and never been treated so poorly. But maybe your experience will be better.

Another recommendation is Daniel, which my Wife and I both enjoyed it a lot. The restaurant is beautiful, the food is excellent, the wait staff was quite friendly and the service was seamless. It was significantly more expensive than La Grenouille but I liked it a lot more.

For burgers, my NYC friends love Jackson Hole. I've been there once and it was very good, but I haven't been there in a long time.

I believe Patsy's is still one of the more popular/famous places for NY style pizza.

For a nice meal thats not terribly expensive, try the Armani Ristorante just off 5th Avenue. Its modern Italian/Mediterranean. Inside is sleek and modern, the food was very good, and the service was excellent. We went for lunch and they also have a 3 course prix fixe meal, which was only $35 or $40. My wife ordered a prix fixe I ordered a la carte, and we both thought it was a very nice reasonably priced meal. The food was much better than the Armani Cafe I had been to in Boston years ago.

For a snack or dessert, I'd recommend Crumbs cupcake shop...their cupcakes are addictive. Its far better than Magnolias (which is famous for cupcakes but I thought the cake part was as dry as sand). There are also some other nice dessert shops but Crumbs is a favorite snack destination for me.

Good luck and have fun.
Best regards,
Dino

 
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Shimbashi on 48th between 5th and Madison Ave.

June 7 2011, 8:23 AM 

The Sushi there is the best in terms of cost performance as well as the total score. Ask specifically on the counter in front of Mr. Nakajima. Refer my name Ken Hokugo and he and the staff remembers me and will give you good seat and treat. Believe me, I am Japanese and have been in New York for 15 years. If you drink a bottle of wine, the cost will be like around $150 per person, but it is well worth it.

Italian - try Alto, on 53rd between 5th and Madison.

 
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ei8htohms
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Burgers, steaks and misc.

June 7 2011, 6:15 PM 

Shake Shack is worth the line IMHO, although I've only tried the Madison and Times Square locations.

Les Halles is underrated to my mind as far as pure steak deliciousness goes. 60 days dry aged and great fries and not too expensive.

Jojo is a nice understated way to get a taste of what Jean-Georges (the man) is all about.

Union Square Café is awesome.

Please Don't Tell is a wonderfully unique NYC speakeasy experience with the possibility for rich unusual hotdogs AND high mixology at the same time.

Mmm, now I'm hungry.

_john

 
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Julian
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Thanks for all your suggestions . Since my wife

June 11 2011, 12:58 AM 

Is a vegetarian I don't think Lugers is an option . All the others will be entertained. Thanks

 
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Julian
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OK so far booked for Scarpetta,Butter,Blue Hill and hope to get into 11Madison!

July 13 2011, 10:13 PM 

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MTF
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May the Force be with you!

July 15 2011, 12:42 AM 

We await your trip with bated breath and envious palates  happy.gif

MTF


 
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rcoppel
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going to nyc in two weeks

November 8 2011, 9:44 PM 

will let you know how it goes, and recomendations.

i have this reservations

friday:
dinner: eleven madison park (wedding aniversary)

saturday:
lunch: peter luger
dinner: sushi yasuda

sunday:
lunch: momofuku ssam bar
dinner: marea

monday:
breakfast/lunch: russ & daughters and katz deli
dinner: per se (my birthday)

 
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MTF
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Only been to Per Se but years ago

November 9 2011, 3:47 AM 

An updated report would be nice.  Thanks.

Take photos....even iPhone or Blackberry will do.

 

Regards,m

MTF


 
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rcoppel
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just got back

December 1 2011, 2:39 PM 

incredible food this time in nyc.

friday nov 25th.
Eleven madison park
Tasting menu
Shitake mushroom tea
Brioche with black truffles
Sea scallop with citrus jello salad
Seared hamachi over toast
Frozen greek yogurt lolipop with lentels
Fried chickpea cream
Bread with goat and cow butter.
Egg with smoked stourgen and chives.
Potato with sturgen caviar.
Uni, foie gras, caviar with apple jello.
Beets and goat cheese cream
Gnochi with chestnuts
Carrot and crispy duck crums.
Butter poached Lobster and shitake mushroom Venison Blue cheese with pear.
Egg cream
Chocolate fudge with salty ice cream


Sabado nov 26th
Peter luger
Tomatos and onions
Canadian bacon
Porterhouse

Sushi yasuda
omakase
Blue fin tuna
Spanish mackarel
Halibut
sea urchin (2)
Kanpachi
Hamachi (2)
Artic char
King salmon
Abulon
King crab
Hueva salmon
Geoduck clam
unagi (2)
salt water eel
Toro. Fatty tuna (2)
Seared toro
Chutoro medium fatty tuna
shrimp ebi
Hand rolls:
Toro
Salmon skin
Pickled shrimp

wife:
Cod in sake reduction
Seabass with teriyaki


Domingo 27th
Russ & daughters.
New zeland salmon bagel.

Shake shack burgers.
Teatro spiderman

Marea.
Sea urchin and lardo crostini
Poached egg with white truffles
Tagliatelli with crab, sea urchin and chili
Fusili with octopus, bone marrow and tomato sauce.

wife:
Lobster with burrata and basil
Tagliatelli with white truffles.
Donut holes, ice cream and chocolate.



Lunes 28th

Per se.
Tasting menu

Cheese pufs
Salmon tartar cones
Oysters and pearls (sturgeon caviar)
Egg with black/ white truffle ragu
Tourchon of foie gras
Crispy butternut squash.
Sauteed filet of mediterranean Lubina
Butter poached nova scotia Lobster
All day braised berkshire pork
100 day dry aged american wadgyu
Malvarosa goat cheese with king trumpet mushroom, eggplant mayonaisse. Apricots and cilantro Coconut sorbet
Chocolate caramel cheesecake
Mignardines


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MTF
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You lived?

December 8 2011, 2:26 AM 

rodolfo,

 

Welcome back!  You lived?   Man, you really lived well in NYC.  Thanks for the mini-report.

I was reminded of the egg dish I had a l-o-n-g time ago in Bangkok.  I append the link on the WFED forum posting you made.

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Obviously different ingredients between Bangkok and NYC but the presentation was similar.

 

Best regards,

MTF



    
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Julian
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Wow. What an amazing epicurean experience. Interested to know your comparison

January 6 2012, 5:54 PM 

Of per se and eleven Madison

Julian

 
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