(Closed) Best restaurants in NYC…

posted 9 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

1) Where are you going to be staying?

2) What type of food do you like?  Mexican?  American?  Japanese?

3) What is your budget for dinner? w/alcohol if you drink

There’s literally hundreds of restaurants in NYC.  It’s hard to just give a recommendation for a sort-of-fancy place ;o)

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’d recommend spending some quality time with http://www.nymag.com‘s restaurant listings.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Agreed w/ hotchild – we need more to go on here. And nymag.com’s restaurant section is pretty phenomenal.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Kittyachi: My first thought, upon seeing the post title, was Daniel (LOL)

Also, Yelp is a good place to look.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Janie: Where are you staying in the city?  We wouldn’t want to send you trekking an hour away from your hotel for dinner.

$50 pp/for everything?  That’s doable.  A glass of wine/cocktail at a restaurant in the city is around $8-10 just so you get an idea.

You can also browse Yelp by neighborhood, cuisine and price but if you let us know where you’ll be, we might be able to help a little more. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

One place I have enjoyed when I used to go to New York for work was called Rachel’s on 9th Ave.  http://www.rachelsrestaurantnyc.com/?cont=main  The food is good (homey/comfort food) and it has a really warm atmosphere.  It isn’t uber expensive, but it is more than what you probably are used to paying.  I would call it reasonable for NYC!

Another fun restaurant (not fancy at all) is Lederhosen in Greenwich Village.  Good, authentic German food and beer.  Mmm beer. http://www.lederhosennyc.com/

Have a great time in New York!  It is a busy, busy city, but it is also tons of fun.  And don’t be scared of the subway.  It is often the fastest way to get around, especially during rush hour.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If I were you, I’d look for more of a nice small restaurant with a neighborhood feel, rather than a big glitzy place. Check out the following:

-Pisticci (Italian, Morningside Heights)

-Halfsteak (the casual dining lounge area of Craftsteak. 14th and 10th)

-Becco (Italian, theatre district, $24 or so for unlimited fresh pasta served table-side)

-Tartine (West Village French, BYOB)

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ooo Tartine is yummy!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

You might have better luck with nymag if you use the various filters (to the left of the main screen) and select for price and cuisine.

Brasserie Julien (UES) and Agave (WV) are two of our favorites.  Good margaritas at the latter.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, I would stay on the west side if you’re going to be doing the whole touristy/Broadway thing and then headed back up to 185th street (which is a bit of a haul)

Definitely search Yelp for Italian or American on the Upper West Side or Hell’s Kitchen.  West Side Bees could probably have some specific recommendations (I stay mostly on the east side myself) 

Just stay out of the Midtown/Times Square area for food.  It’s the worst overpriced food in the city ;o)

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We’re mini-mooning in NYC and I just made reservations at Asia de Cuba and Lumi thanks to some site recommendations from hotchildinthecity!!!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You could go to restaurant row (8th and 46th) two blocks off Times Square (BANE OF MY EXISTENCE). They have tons of different places (Brazilian, LOTS of Italian, French etc) and these restaurants are small, cute, and take up one whole block so you wouldn’t be searching forever. I’ve been to Tremati? Trevati? Gosh I can’t remember exactly, but something like that, and the guys who own it are Italian and their Buchatini was super good. That’s my best bet for you.

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