Chicago Chowhound Looking to Spend $$$$ at a Manhattan Restaurant

Chicago hound incoming!

I 8 IT will be spending a week in Manhattan this April "to celebrate 2 new jobs, a new marriage, and our gluttonous love for everything food related." Nice!

"Cost isn't much of an issue," he reports. Even better!

The Chicago couple is eyeing Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, Morimoto, WD-50, and Momofuku Ko, and they prefer tasting menus whenever possible. But they're not fans of stuffy service—Alinea's six-server-team-per-table setup apparently felt "overbearing." Fellow hounds are all over this one, with gutsofsteel recommending 15 East over Morimoto, and debating peter j about the merits of Corton versus Café Boulud. If you're in the market for a fancy meal yourself or have tips to contribute, it's a thread worth checking out.

Per Se [Columbus Circle]
10 Columbus Circle, Manhattan
212-823-9335

Eleven Madison Park [Flatiron]
11 Madison Avenue, Manhattan
212-889-0905

Morimoto [Flatiron]
88 10th Avenue, Manhattan
212-989-8883

WD-50 [Lower East Side]
50 Clinton Street, Manhattan
212-477-2900

Momofuku Ko [East Village]
163 First Avenue, Manhattan
212-475-7899

15 East [Flatiron]
15 E. 15th Street, Manhattan
212-647-0015

Corton [Tribeca]
239 W. Broadway, Manhattan
212-219-2777

Café Boulud [Upper East Side]
20 E. 76th Street, Manhattan
212-772-2600

Discuss: Looking for feedback and suggestions on foodie vacation to NYC