Originally Posted by kronik
Going up to NY next month for work, which happens to coincide with my girlfriend's b-day.. already made Per Se reservations. I'm wondering where else we should go and EMP is high on the list. Anything I should know or any other recommendations? (Daniel, Le Bern also on list)
Pretty standard list of fine dining...nothing wrong with it, just don't see much variation here except of course Le Bernardin being a seafood restaurant. EMP is pretty wonderful, but I thought the service was really over the top as previously mentioned...I appreciate that they're nice, but it felt like something out of Disney World and honestly I came close to laughing a few times. I'll take it over the service I received at Daniel and Le Bernardin any day of the week though...found both almost unbearably stuffy and obnoxious. There were a few dishes at Le Bernardin that I thought were fantastic, but I was pretty disappointed overall in the tasting menu, but perhaps it is just not my style of food. I actually thought the desserts were the best part; really, really great desserts but unfortunately I think the guy in charge has since left. I liked Jean Georges far more than those two. Only downside to my meal at JG was them cutting fucking marshmallows tableside.
I would recommend Corton as well...I thought I'd hate it from seeing pictures and reading the menu, but I ended up thinking it was a fantastic meal. Others I would add:
Marea - great if you stick to the pasta side, I've had three different entrees there and always thought I should've just ordered another pasta. That seems to be what others say if you look around.
Cafe Boulud - Better atmosphere and food than Daniel, although many would disagree. Love this place a lot.
15 East if you like sushi. Rest of the menu was excellent as well.
HearthEdited by ac21686 - 5/1/12 at 8:52am