Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
OK...to summarize, here's what I've got so far:
Triomphe @ The Iriquois
Eleven Madison Park
Anything in the Gramercy Area
Il Gattopardo (near MoMA)
Alice's Tea Cup (Breakfast)
A View from the Bridge
In the Heights
Anything at Lincoln Center
I'm increasingly concerned about the "walking around" strategy because of weather issues. We'll be there in mid-March and I'm thinking there's a good chance it may still be quite cold and/or rainy. I've been to the Met a number of times but never been to MoMA and I really want to go. Will talk to her about that.
Thanks for the tips. Keep them coming. Will do some research and start making some decisions.
Marea and EMP are among the most popular restaurants right now. Plan accordingly. I also like Minerva Tavern but the best I can do for reservations is before 6 or after 10.
For midtown dining:
Petrossian Cafe (not the Petrossian restaurant next door) has very good croissants. The starch is a lattice to hold the butter. Martha Stewart names it the best croissants she's ever tasted. You can get a set with caviar, champagne - the works.
Sake Bar Hagi - near your hotel and if you feel the need to have Japanese dive bar experience. The Izakaya food is inexpensive.
Norma's at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel is famous for brunch. I think it is meh but tourists seem to love it as a "New York experience".
If you are the MoMA, the Modern is good as is Il Gattopardo mentioned above.
For dining with views of Central Park - Asiate & Robert at the Museum of Design.
Best Coffee house along the Museum Mile - Cafe Sabarsky (in the Neue Gallarie).
My plan for a weekend in NYC would be:
Sat lunch :Jean-Georges formal dining room.
Sat dinner : EMP or Marea or Minetta Tavern
Sunday brunch : Petrossian Cafe.