Originally Posted by gdl203
Recent NYC meals at Jean-Georges, Eleven Madison Park, Ma Peche, Maialino, Osteria Morini, Momofuku Ssam, Hudson Clearwater. Maialino was fantastic - particularly the rabbit and olive garganelli. The pig of course was excellent. Ma Peche was pretty good but I preferred the duck lunch at Ssam - company was better at Ma Peche. Milk Bar cake truffles are so freakin delicious. Morini not bad - weaker for lunch, better kitchen and service for dinner. Hudson Clearwater was good but not excellent - except desserts which were surprisingly well done. EMP - always excellent but not as satisfying as JG JG - still by far the best lunch in the city. Incredible food, ridiculously high value for money
Interesting list. My experience with those place has been: Maialino sounds
unnecessary (aren't there already more roman restos and danny meyer restos than one city could possibly need), but in practice it's just always great. Really one of my consistently favorite restaurants bc I can go there for any meal and with almost and group and have a great experience and great food. Ma Peche is pretty decent but Ssam is much better IMO. Also the crowd at Ma Peche is often pretty weird, post work midtowners during the week, the drinks are significantly worse than at Ssam, etc. Morini - only been once, which is part of my complaint because it's always annoying to get into. Liked the space sort of but the food underwhelmed. Based on the food morini for convivio was a bad trade. Way too popular and much of a pain to go to given how distinctly not stellar the food and service both were, but I'm definitely not writing it off. Hudson Clearwater I haven't been to but look forward to trying. EMP was awesome the one time I went but I haven't been since they overhauled it. JG - never been. want to go.