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NFT: Trip to NYC need restaurant recommendations

Rick in Dallas : 2/15/2020 3:21 pm
Flying up to NYC next month to see the NY Rangers on 3/18 and Hamilton on 3/19.
Need some restaurant recommendations for the city. Enjoy Italian, seafood and steaks . We will be in the for 4 days.
I havenít been to MSG to see the Rangers since 1978.
It is a bucket list item to get back to see the Rangers at MSG.
Thanks guys much appreciated.
Flex mussels is always a solid dinner for me  
bubba0825 : 2/15/2020 3:26 pm : link
And my wife, I recommend the Parma mussels. Portions are pretty good and I can eat
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Steaks near MSG  
manh george : 2/15/2020 3:33 pm : link
Keen's, Frankie and Johnnies.
Pazza Notte  
TheWalrus : 2/15/2020 3:41 pm : link
Is a nice Italian spot in Midtown just south of Central Park
What is Juniors?  
Bill L : 2/15/2020 4:18 pm : link
A work colleague *has* to go there on every visit. She says itís iconic. Is it?
RE: What is Juniors?  
pjcas18 : 2/15/2020 4:28 pm : link
In comment 14811839 Bill L said:
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A work colleague *has* to go there on every visit. She says itís iconic. Is it?


My family loves it. It's a diner-like Brooklyn style restaurant near Broadway/theater district - right next to he Marriott Marquis in Times Square. IMO the best breakfast in the city and not bad if you're looking for traditional jewish deli food for lunch.

but they're best known for their cheesecake.

Some say the original Brooklyn location is the best, but I've never been to the original but I love this location.

IMO not an "I have to go eat there" but it definitely has a NY vibe and any tourists I know I always recommend it for breakfast, lunch, or cheesecake.

tough to get into at times.
I went to Becco  
pjcas18 : 2/15/2020 4:36 pm : link
with my family in December, if you're looking for somewhere to eat before Hamilton, we all enjoyed our meals and I thought it was reasonably priced.

Really good veal parmigiana.

Steak before either (sort of in the middle between MSG and theater district) I'd look at Delmonico's Kitchen, now branded as DK.

Their boneless ribeye is one of the best steaks I've had.

King crab mac n cheese also top notch.


RE: RE: What is Juniors?  
Bill L : 2/15/2020 5:31 pm : link
In comment 14811846 pjcas18 said:
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In comment 14811839 Bill L said:


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A work colleague *has* to go there on every visit. She says itís iconic. Is it?



My family loves it. It's a diner-like Brooklyn style restaurant near Broadway/theater district - right next to he Marriott Marquis in Times Square. IMO the best breakfast in the city and not bad if you're looking for traditional jewish deli food for lunch.

but they're best known for their cheesecake.

Some say the original Brooklyn location is the best, but I've never been to the original but I love this location.

IMO not an "I have to go eat there" but it definitely has a NY vibe and any tourists I know I always recommend it for breakfast, lunch, or cheesecake.

tough to get into at times.


Thanks. I think I want to try it now.
How many people are you going with and  
JayBinQueens : 2/15/2020 6:17 pm : link
What is your budget per person per meal around?
IL Cortile  
steve in ky : 2/15/2020 6:41 pm : link
Was always one of my favorite Italian restaurants when I lived there and went there this past summer when visiting and it is still good.
Lots of good recommendaions. For steaks I'll throw in Wolfgang's  
sb from NYT Forum : 2/16/2020 10:47 am : link
...the 4 Park Avenue location.

For seafood, I've never been but Le Bernadin is like supposed to be one of the best in the world (3 Michelin stars). It's Eric Ripert's restaurant. Pricey but if this is a bucket list trip why not?
definitely recomemnd you wise up and get some real bbq  
MM_in_NYC : 2/16/2020 10:54 am : link
unlike that crap in texas

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manh george : 2/19/2020 8:39 pm : link
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You can start by  
cjac : 2/20/2020 8:18 am : link
selling your Hamilton tickets
Nice thread!  
Jan in DC : 2/20/2020 8:59 am : link
Headed to NYC tomorrow and will keep my eye out for some of these places.
If price is not as much of an issue  
Mike in NY : 2/20/2020 9:14 am : link
Carbone (located in Greenwich Village) has some amazing Italian
RE: If price is not as much of an issue  
MM_in_NYC : 2/20/2020 9:22 am : link
In comment 14814674 Mike in NY said:
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Carbone (located in Greenwich Village) has some amazing Italian


great place, zero chance they will get in
Thanks for the recommendations  
Rick in Dallas : 2/20/2020 9:46 am : link
Chris and I will check out some of these restaurants.
Looking forward to our trip.
RE: RE: If price is not as much of an issue  
Mike in NY : 2/20/2020 10:10 am : link
In comment 14814679 MM_in_NYC said:
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In comment 14814674 Mike in NY said:


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Carbone (located in Greenwich Village) has some amazing Italian



great place, zero chance they will get in


Looks like they have plenty of lunch availability and depending on when they leave New York the 30 day window for reservations may not have started yet
In the theater district and near Penn Plaza,  
Gatorade Dunk : 2/20/2020 10:10 am : link
you're going to be looking at mostly tourist trap type places.

Restaurant Row (46th between 8th and 9th) has some pretty good options that aren't overrun by the Planet Hollywood crowd. Becco was recommended above - that's on Restaurant Row and is a good recommendation (I'm partial to their daily 3-pasta special, but I've never had the veal so I trust PJ's word on that).

Some other places if you're willing to venture around town a bit:

Scarpetta (I think they're in the James Nomad now, they used to be across the street from Soho House) - my favorite pasta in NYC. Used to be a Scott Conant place - I think he parted ways with the restaurant though - still use his spaghetti pomodoro recipe.

For steak, I'm partial to American Cut lately. It's a little trendy, but the food is awesome, the vibe is laid-back yet still feels chic, but expect to pay top dollar here. Prices are in-line with other top NYC steakhouses, but just don't expect a bargain.

And if you want to really get crazy, go for the kitchen pass at Brooklyn Fare (not in Brooklyn, ironically - it's in Hells Kitchen over toward Hudson Yards) and get the wine pairing. It's wildly expensive, but as long as you can get past that and not see dollar signs with every bite, it's absolutely worth it, IMO. Mrs. Dunk took me here for my birthday last year and we're still in constant search of some of the wines we had that night.
RE: RE: RE: If price is not as much of an issue  
MM_in_NYC : 2/20/2020 10:27 am : link
In comment 14814720 Mike in NY said:
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In comment 14814679 MM_in_NYC said:


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In comment 14814674 Mike in NY said:


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Carbone (located in Greenwich Village) has some amazing Italian



great place, zero chance they will get in



Looks like they have plenty of lunch availability and depending on when they leave New York the 30 day window for reservations may not have started yet


well in that case go for lunch and get the ribeye diane! one of my favorite steaks of 2019. (30 day window did open and all of dinner is booked)
RE: In the theater district and near Penn Plaza,  
MM_in_NYC : 2/20/2020 10:36 am : link
In comment 14814722 Gatorade Dunk said:
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you're going to be looking at mostly tourist trap type places.

Restaurant Row (46th between 8th and 9th) has some pretty good options that aren't overrun by the Planet Hollywood crowd. Becco was recommended above - that's on Restaurant Row and is a good recommendation (I'm partial to their daily 3-pasta special, but I've never had the veal so I trust PJ's word on that).

Some other places if you're willing to venture around town a bit:

Scarpetta (I think they're in the James Nomad now, they used to be across the street from Soho House) - my favorite pasta in NYC. Used to be a Scott Conant place - I think he parted ways with the restaurant though - still use his spaghetti pomodoro recipe.

For steak, I'm partial to American Cut lately. It's a little trendy, but the food is awesome, the vibe is laid-back yet still feels chic, but expect to pay top dollar here. Prices are in-line with other top NYC steakhouses, but just don't expect a bargain.

And if you want to really get crazy, go for the kitchen pass at Brooklyn Fare (not in Brooklyn, ironically - it's in Hells Kitchen over toward Hudson Yards) and get the wine pairing. It's wildly expensive, but as long as you can get past that and not see dollar signs with every bite, it's absolutely worth it, IMO. Mrs. Dunk took me here for my birthday last year and we're still in constant search of some of the wines we had that night.


scarpetta is great but i'd really recommend against american cut - there's much better steak in ny, for my 2c. i went for my birthday two years and was severely disappointed with the meat. there was a good steak thread here within the past several months - i'd recommend searching for that.
No one seems to have asked the pertinent question:  
BlueLou'sBack : 2/20/2020 10:57 am : link
how serious are you about food?

Because there's a very large difference between appreciating a "great veal parmigiana" and really great Northern Italian food.


Nothing wrong with great VP... But it's a different category, even a different world for a foodie snob like myself. I haven't ordered or eaten a VP since, like, my teens...

No offense intended to pjacs or anyone else.
I'm not offended Lou  
pjcas18 : 2/20/2020 11:53 am : link
I had a hard time eating Italian food out of the house most of my life because I was always comparing it to my mothers. I never ate sauce (and she calls it sauce) from a jar until college.

I also don't care/ or even know what is or isn't authentic Northern Italian food.

I liked what I ate at Becco, the veal was tender, nice crisp but light breading, and the sauce was great (and the sauce is the key IMO).

So, I consider food a little like music, people like what they like, so my suggestions are really just what I like and I think others may too. If they don't, I would never argue or try to convince otherwise.

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