New York City

Junior Burger
2012/07/13 00:44:24
Brian and I are going to the NYC in July for his birthday, and I'm making my list of restaurants and foodie destinations that we must go to. I haven't been back for 13 years so much has changed; Brian's never been. As usual, we have rented a ( studio) place, and plan to be cooking in for a few meals. We are planning one very special night out ( hopefully Per Se if we can get in), the rest of our dining will be mid-lower price ranges( for Manhatttan). Cheap is great if the food is excellent. Here's my list so far:

The GreenMarket
Maybe Fulton Fish market ( just to see )

One Mario Batali restaurant
One amazing noodle place ( maybe Momofuku counts? )
Real Bagels
Real Jewish deli

Any suggestions for any of the above, and/or other places we can't miss would be greatly appreciated!


post edited by bingo296 - 2012/07/13 00:47:33
Re:New York City 2012/07/13 04:32:17
Suggest you use the search function on here. There has been MUCH written on NYC eateries.
Also use the "Find Authentic Regional Eats" tab on the upper right hand section of the home page. It will give you 26 restaurants, all "Roadfood" tested.
Filet Mignon
Re:New York City 2012/07/21 09:09:27
Yes, NYC is huge, foodwise esp.
Eataly is fun but crazy, crowded, overpriced and more of a grocery store/food court, not a "meal." For noodles, I like Republic at Union Square. Bagels are getting harder - H&H recently closed. Maybe Ess-a-bagel. Jewish Deli? Katz?
Re:New York City 2012/07/21 16:28:33
If you like ramen, go to Ippudo.
It's often crowded, so try to plan around the busiest times.
Re:New York City 2012/07/21 16:52:45
Roaming around eating from the food trucks is fun, and won't break the bank.
Some of my favorites are  Wafels and Dinges,
Big Gay Ice Cream Truck
Re:New York City 2012/07/21 17:02:17
You'd need to get on the phone quickly and well in advance to secure a reservation for Per Se. The waiting list for cancellations is long...and sometimes very short notice that would be difficult to plan...if you're visiting and plan to have a plan in a short window of time or need to secure another special reservation for a certain evening . If not in the main dining room with a reservation you can dine in the lounge of Per Se.
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:New York City 2012/07/21 21:11:13
I haven't been to NYC for a few months so all the places I have been to are probably gone. 
Re:New York City 2012/07/21 21:40:20
If you will be celebrating a Birthday during your visit...and want a Momofuku experience..Momofuku Milk Bar will provide a very nice Birthday cake..Crack pie...various Cereal Milk adventures etc. I think Milk Bar is the most memorable Momofuku experience in the Momofuku empire. But...I love me some sweet stuff.
Re:New York City 2012/07/22 01:19:31
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post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/07/22 10:55:14
Junior Burger
Re:New York City 2012/07/22 03:21:45
Also recommending Eataly. Great experience there.