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3-day Trip Report (Schwa, Alinea, Grace)

Yes, if you want to dine at GATG on a weekend, especially at a prime time. They begin accepting bookings six months in advance via phone, and only three months in advance over OpenTable.com. It's bustling, hip, delicious, and very popular.

about 19 hours ago
kathryn in Chicago Area

Best Steak You've Had Not at a Steakhouse

I would still recommend Minetta, Ssam, Tertulia, Resto, and Craft. The Breslin is on our list to try.

Check out some of the great reporting here, with many steaks not found in steakhouses but regular restaurants:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/steakc...

about 19 hours ago
kathryn in Manhattan

California hound starting honeymoon in NYC...Need reqs please!

Momofuku Ssam is great; we're there every few weeks. The menu is constantly changing.

When is your trip? Le Bernardin begins taking reservations on the first of the month for the entire following month. For example, you can book all of Sept on Aug 1. This is via phone. Their OpenTable is only a month ahead.

Would you consider somewhere more casual like Babbo for dinner?

1 day ago
kathryn in Manhattan

California hound starting honeymoon in NYC...Need reqs please!

The River Cafe is over the OP's budget, as the prix fixe dinner is priced at $115pp.

2 days ago
kathryn in Manhattan

lahainia, kaanapali suggestion for special dinner

2014 Hale Aina Awards are a good place to start. See below:

BEST MAUI RESTAURANT
GOLD — Mama’s Fish House
SILVER — Merriman’s Kapalua
BRONZE — Lahaina Grill
FINALIST — Honu
FINALIST — Star Noodle
TOP WRITE-IN VOTE — Mala Ocean Tavern

We love Merriman's in Kapalua especially around sunset.

2 days ago
kathryn in Hawaii

Intrepid

Try the vendors at the Gotham West Market.

Jul 20, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

starving in Times Square....

Where to Eat Near Times Square:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...

Jul 20, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

California hound starting honeymoon in NYC...Need reqs please!

Max of $100pp including tax, tip, alcohol? It's much easier if you give a food only figure. $100pp before tax and tip vs after is a big difference.

When are you coming? If very soon, getting reservations may be a problem, especially at popular places that book weeks in advance. Are you willing to wait for a table?

Visiting friends have loved Momofuku Ssam (no reservations for 2 though, only bigger groups), Minetta Tavern, The Breslin, Txikito...

For Brooklyn, post on the Outer Boroughs board.

Here's what I've written for other visitors & it may help you.
---

Where are you coming from?

When are you coming? How long are you here? How many meals do you have available?

We don't want to recommend food that you might do better at home (i.e. BBQ to a Southerner, Mexican to an LA resident), but we also may have some cuisines you can't find at home...

I'd say we are pretty strong in a lot of different cuisines but not equally. Budget will makes big difference in where you can go.

Are you willing to wait for a table at a no reservations restaurant? If so, for how long?

How hard are you willing to work for a reservation at a restaurant that's hard to book?

What is your budget, per person, per meal, BEFORE tax, tip, wine/drinks/etc for your meals? It is much easier for us to help you if you give a pre-tax-and-tip figure.

Feel free to break out your budget in terms of upscale/fancy meals (and number of them) and cheaper/everyday meals.

What else are you doing while you are here? Planning around sightseeing, shopping, Broadway shows, etc? Also if you are sightseeing, to make the best use of your time, you should try to find things to eat to/from the tourist destinations or near the tourist destinations. Our tourist destinations are spread out all around town.

Note that popular places tend to book about a MONTH in advance. Most upscale restaurants serve weekday lunch (but not weekend lunch), and serve dinner Monday through Saturday, and are usually closed Sundays, though there are a few exceptions to the "closed Sundays" rule (ex: Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, Jean Georges).

Check out some "Only in NY" type foods while you're here: bagels and smoked salmon, pastrami on rye, pizza, hot dogs & papaya juice, black and white cookies, cheesecake, egg creams, pickles, halal carts.

Russ & Daughters (they have both a retail store and a sit down place now, busy on weekends), Katz's Deli (from When Harry Met Sally), Papaya King etc. (not gourmet but iconic), William Greenberg's black and whites, Junior's cheesecake, egg creams from Gem Spa or Ray's, Pickle Guys, the Halal Guys (53rd and 6th after sunset), are all iconic "NY" sorts of places that are worth a look.

Past "Uniquely NY" discussions:

Question to Locals
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/911971

Visitors, travellers, tourists and other Chowhounds who do not live in NYC, which places do you revisit when you visit Manhattan? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/912049

What says NYC to you?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/929958

If you're interested in some of the places I listed above, you could do a LES food crawl. I highly recommend RGR's self guided Lower East Side Gustatory tour but sub in Pickle Guys for Guss' Pickles and note that Economy Candy's address is incorrect:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/493333

Best NY style pizza:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/890813

We also have some of the harder to find Chinese cuisines: Henan, Shaanxi (Xian Famous Foods) and Fuzhou in Manhattan, and many more in Queens and Brooklyn (Shangdong/Qingdao and Dongbei to name a few). scoopG's Chinatown list (dependent upon where you are coming from these may be exotic or not... most places don't have Henan or Xian style food though):
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8343...

You might also want to do a restaurant doing creative takes on Asian, like at Momofuku Ssam Bar, Wong, Fatty Cue, Takashi, RedFarm, Mission Chinese, Jungsik, Kin Shop, or Danji.

My favorite unique places in NY serve Xian (Chinese) food, Issan (Thai) food, organic/local/sustainable Japanese BBQ, authentic Basque (Spanish) tapas, creative diner food, pretzels, hot dogs, halal food, steak, upscale rustic Italian, Italian subs, creative Italian-American, high end non-sushi Japanese (like kaiseki), creative desserts, molecular gastronomy, mixology/creative cocktails, and creative brunches (sometimes every day of the week).
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8383...

Some common tourist inquiries:

Notable food trucks/carts:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/701278

Prix fixe lunch deals:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9247...

Late night dining:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/908581
Best Old New York Restaurants:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/697307

Old school cocktail bars

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/805116

Best mixology:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/925938

Best breakfast/brunch in NYC:
It is (IMO) at the Breslin, Locanda Verde, Shopsin's, Clinton St Baking Co., or Minetta Tavern.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8093...

Best bagels in NYC:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2009/1...
Summary: the freshest bagels are the best; bagels don't age well at all. Focus on the smoked salmon instead. Preferably at Russ & Daughters! Featured in shows such as No Reservations and Louie!

I'm fond of red onion, capers, regular cream cheese, and tomato on mine. Try a few smoked salmons before you settle on one, they're surprisingly different (and lox is not the same as smoked salmon, because lox is salmon cured in salt brine, and most people actually prefer the more modern, Nova-style smoked salmon). You can get a mini-sized bagel sandwich at Russ & Daughters, too, if you wish. Takeout only.

Eating near tourist attractions:

Where to Eat Near Times Square:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/833282

Where to Eat Near MoMA (the museum cafe is actually pretty good, as is the Modern next door):
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/771459
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/767638

Where to Eat Near Museum Mile (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney, Guggenheim, etc) on the UES:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/963070
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/906331
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/793684
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/795435
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/793684

Where to Eat Near the Museum of Natural History on the UWS:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/0...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/793258
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/748686

Where to Eat Near Macy's/Herald Square/Penn Station/Empire State Building:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/894256
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/725320
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/757797
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...

Where to Eat Near Grand Central/Midtown East:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2014/0...
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...

Where to Eat in Soho:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/701593
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7577...

Where to Eat near 5th Avenue shopping / Bloomingdale's / Rockefeller Center:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/1...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9064...

Where to have dinner before a Broadway show/pre-theatre dining (many of the same Times Square recs also apply):
newyork.seriouseats.com/2014/04/where-to-eat-theater-district-updated.html
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/671275
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755684
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/715535
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/788254

Where to Eat Near the High Line:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/914864
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/912227
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/927420

Note that the High Line is quite long and has its own seasonal food vendors as well.
http://www.thehighline.org/about/high...

My recommendation is to start on the north end and walk south, as you can end at Chelsea Market near the southern end.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/966564
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/844638

Where to Eat Near the 9/11 Memorial:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8461...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/979827

Hudson Eats, an indoor food hall, is also nearby:
http://brookfieldplaceny.com/dining/a...

If you like the idea of RGR's self-guided LES tour above, check these out, too.

Maybe scoopG's self guided Chinatown tour:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7116...

A West Village food crawl
https://foursquare.com/kathrynyu/list...

East Village:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/882582

Jul 20, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

Anniversary dinner recommendations

For cocktails around 5th and 55th, try the bar at Ma Peche. It's a Momofuku restaurant. They have a happy hour 4:30 – 7 pm daily. Try their 7 Spice Sour with sake, lime, yuzu, togarashi.

You can also make a reservation for the small, wonderful Lantern's Keep, a short walk away. It's not very big and they may close early if they are quiet, so definitely make a reservation so they will know you are coming. The bartenders there also work at Raines Law Room, Milk & Honey, etc. Saturday night is actually their quiet night; they get a bigger after work crowd. Closed Sundays.

I also like sitting at the bar at the Lambs Club. It has a beautiful, sleek Art Deco look.

Jul 19, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

Unique Chow In Maui

Jul 19, 2014
kathryn in Hawaii

Best Dishes 2014

They're on the brunch menu:
http://momofuku.com/new-york/ssam-bar...

Jul 18, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

Pre and Apres performance dinners in December

Ah, got it. Maybe after the show, you might want to grab a late bite at The Breslin, the NoMad (the bar or the restaurant), or the John Dory? They're a short walk from MSG. Or if you're really craving Italian, head downtown and have a late dinner on this night. Babbo, perhaps? A quick OpenTable search shows they'll take an 11:15pm reservation for a Wednesday night.

Would you consider Quality Italian for your meal after RCMH? It's a little further away, though. There are some other good options nearby that I like a lot (Oceana, Ma Peche, the Modern, etc) but they aren't Italian.

Jul 17, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

Where to eat in East Waikiki

If you head up Kapahulu Ave going north, from Waikiki, you will find:

- Ono Seafood, 747 Kapahulu Ave, closed Sun and Tues, takeout only
- Waiola Shave Ice, 3113 Mokihana St
- Side Street Inn, 614 Kapahulu Ave
- Ono Hawaiian Food, 726 Kapahulu Ave
- Haili's Hawaiian Food, 760 Palani Ave., closed Mon
- Leonard's Bakery, 933 Kapahulu Ave
- Zippy's, 601 Kapahulu Ave

We have also enjoyed the banh mi from the Pig & the Lady, located in Chinatown at 83 N King St. They also have a stand at the famous Saturday morning KCC farmers market.

Jul 17, 2014
kathryn in Hawaii

Pre and Apres performance dinners in December

What's your budget, per person, before tax, tip, wine/drinks?

Bocelli is playing Madison Square Garden and Balthazar is not really near MSG, btw.

Where to Eat MSG/Penn Station/Empire State Building:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/894256
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/725320
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/757797
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...

Where to Eat Near Radio City Music Hall/Rockefeller Center:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/906441
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/1...

Jul 17, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

Best contemporary Mexican for Sat. night dinner for 4?

If you're interested in contemporary creative / unusual Mexican with great mezcal-based and tequila-based craft cocktails, one of the two Empellons might be a good choice.

Both Empellon Cocina & Empellon Taqueria have 7pm for 4 on Saturday night available on OpenTable.

Jul 17, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan
1

Mock mashed potatoes

I've found it'll never be as "thick" as real mashed potatoes no matter what I do, but it sure tastes good with cream cheese/heavy cream/garlic powder/Parmesan cheese/lots of salt and pepper.

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Special Diets

2014 Update on Restaurants in Battery Park Area

Yes, I think they're going for a cheaper price point by a little? And more things made in house. We were there for a brunch a few weeks ago and had a great time.

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

A year in New York

Definitely try some Danny Meyer, David Chang, and April Bloomfield restaurants.

What places did you like in Chicago, New Orleans, and Montreal, just to get a sense of your tastes?

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

A year in New York

Here's what I've written for other visitors & it may help you.
---

Where are you coming from?

When are you coming? How long are you here? How many meals do you have available?

We don't want to recommend food that you might do better at home (i.e. BBQ to a Southerner, Mexican to an LA resident), but we also may have some cuisines you can't find at home...

I'd say we are pretty strong in a lot of different cuisines but not equally. Budget will makes big difference in where you can go.

Are you willing to wait for a table at a no reservations restaurant? If so, for how long?

How hard are you willing to work for a reservation at a restaurant that's hard to book?

What is your budget, per person, per meal, BEFORE tax, tip, wine/drinks/etc for your meals? It is much easier for us to help you if you give a pre-tax-and-tip figure.

Feel free to break out your budget in terms of upscale/fancy meals (and number of them) and cheaper/everyday meals.

What else are you doing while you are here? Planning around sightseeing, shopping, Broadway shows, etc? Also if you are sightseeing, to make the best use of your time, you should try to find things to eat to/from the tourist destinations or near the tourist destinations. Our tourist destinations are spread out all around town.

Note that popular places tend to book about a MONTH in advance. Most upscale restaurants serve weekday lunch (but not weekend lunch), and serve dinner Monday through Saturday, and are usually closed Sundays, though there are a few exceptions to the "closed Sundays" rule (ex: Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, Jean Georges).

Check out some "Only in NY" type foods while you're here: bagels and smoked salmon, pastrami on rye, pizza, hot dogs & papaya juice, black and white cookies, cheesecake, egg creams, pickles, halal carts.

Russ & Daughters (they have both a retail store and a sit down place now, busy on weekends), Katz's Deli (from When Harry Met Sally), Papaya King etc. (not gourmet but iconic), William Greenberg's black and whites, Junior's cheesecake, egg creams from Gem Spa or Ray's, Pickle Guys, the Halal Guys (53rd and 6th after sunset), are all iconic "NY" sorts of places that are worth a look.

Past "Uniquely NY" discussions:

Question to Locals
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/911971

Visitors, travellers, tourists and other Chowhounds who do not live in NYC, which places do you revisit when you visit Manhattan? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/912049

What says NYC to you?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/929958

If you're interested in some of the places I listed above, you could do a LES food crawl. I highly recommend RGR's self guided Lower East Side Gustatory tour but sub in Pickle Guys for Guss' Pickles and note that Economy Candy's address is incorrect:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/493333

Best NY style pizza:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/890813

We also have some of the harder to find Chinese cuisines: Henan, Shaanxi (Xian Famous Foods) and Fuzhou in Manhattan, and many more in Queens and Brooklyn (Shangdong/Qingdao and Dongbei to name a few). scoopG's Chinatown list (dependent upon where you are coming from these may be exotic or not... most places don't have Henan or Xian style food though):
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8343...

You might also want to do a restaurant doing creative takes on Asian, like at Momofuku Ssam Bar, Wong, Fatty Cue, Takashi, RedFarm, Mission Chinese, Jungsik, Kin Shop, or Danji.

My favorite unique places in NY serve Xian (Chinese) food, Issan (Thai) food, organic/local/sustainable Japanese BBQ, authentic Basque (Spanish) tapas, creative diner food, pretzels, hot dogs, halal food, steak, upscale rustic Italian, Italian subs, creative Italian-American, high end non-sushi Japanese (like kaiseki), creative desserts, molecular gastronomy, mixology/creative cocktails, and creative brunches (sometimes every day of the week).
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8383...

Some common tourist inquiries:

Notable food trucks/carts:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/701278

Prix fixe lunch deals:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9247...

Late night dining:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/908581
Best Old New York Restaurants:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/697307

Old school cocktail bars

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/805116

Best mixology:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/925938

Best breakfast/brunch in NYC:
It is (IMO) at the Breslin, Locanda Verde, Shopsin's, Clinton St Baking Co., or Minetta Tavern.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8093...

Best bagels in NYC:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2009/1...
Summary: the freshest bagels are the best; bagels don't age well at all. Focus on the smoked salmon instead. Preferably at Russ & Daughters! Featured in shows such as No Reservations and Louie!

I'm fond of red onion, capers, regular cream cheese, and tomato on mine. Try a few smoked salmons before you settle on one, they're surprisingly different (and lox is not the same as smoked salmon, because lox is salmon cured in salt brine, and most people actually prefer the more modern, Nova-style smoked salmon). You can get a mini-sized bagel sandwich at Russ & Daughters, too, if you wish. Takeout only.

Eating near tourist attractions:

Where to Eat Near Times Square:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/833282

Where to Eat Near MoMA (the museum cafe is actually pretty good, as is the Modern next door):
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/771459
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/767638

Where to Eat Near Museum Mile (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney, Guggenheim, etc) on the UES:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/963070
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/906331
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/793684
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/795435
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/793684

Where to Eat Near the Museum of Natural History on the UWS:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/0...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/793258
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/748686

Where to Eat Near Macy's/Herald Square/Penn Station/Empire State Building:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/894256
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/725320
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/757797
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...

Where to Eat Near Grand Central/Midtown East:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2014/0...
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...

Where to Eat in Soho:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/701593
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7577...

Where to Eat near 5th Avenue shopping / Bloomingdale's / Rockefeller Center:
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/1...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9064...

Where to have dinner before a Broadway show/pre-theatre dining (many of the same Times Square recs also apply):
newyork.seriouseats.com/2014/04/where-to-eat-theater-district-updated.html
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/671275
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755684
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/715535
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/788254

Where to Eat Near the High Line:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/914864
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/912227
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/927420

Note that the High Line is quite long and has its own seasonal food vendors as well.
http://www.thehighline.org/about/high...

My recommendation is to start on the north end and walk south, as you can end at Chelsea Market near the southern end.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/966564
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/844638

Where to Eat Near the 9/11 Memorial:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8461...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/979827

Hudson Eats, an indoor food hall, is also nearby:
http://brookfieldplaceny.com/dining/a...

If you like the idea of RGR's self-guided LES tour above, check these out, too.

Maybe scoopG's self guided Chinatown tour:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7116...

A West Village food crawl
https://foursquare.com/kathrynyu/list...

East Village:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/882582

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

Which 4 breakfasts in Lower East Side would you choose?

Is that only on Sundays? No alcohol before noon?

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

Pre-Ferry Lunch - Martha's Vineyard Ferry - Pier E35 & FDR

The outdoor space is nice, less fancy than indoors.

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

On first glance, the Gander might be too expensive.

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

2014 Update on Restaurants in Battery Park Area

Have you tried Distilled NY yet?

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

Maybe Westville (no reservations)?

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

It does have nice decor, is not super loud or cramped, and you likely won't be rushed there. The cheaper you go, the more likely you are to encounter those features.... I'm struggling to think of places with under $20 entrees where you can sit and catch up a while.

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

Special Dinner after Hedwig on Broadway on Saturday night around 12:30

The NoMad has a new bar next door. They're calling it the NoMad Bar; the existing bar is now referred to as the Elephant Bar.

http://ny.eater.com/archives/2014/06/...

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

Which 4 breakfasts in Lower East Side would you choose?

Your list is all over the place but I like the first four.

Sounds like you're here Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat?

Clinton St and Shopsin's are good choices but go on a weekday for avoid the line.

Did you mean R&D takeout from the store or their new sit down cafe? Also a fine choice.

You have a bunch of places that ONLY serve weekend brunch not weekday brunch on your list. Prune, Stanton Social, Freeman's, Fatta Cuckoo. So realistically you could only go Saturday. I like Prune but the line can be really long (get there before opening to minimize be wait).

Alias is closed.

Inoteca is closed.

Near the 9/11 Museum is Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place, but I think you'll have more breakfast options near where you're staying. May be good for lunch, instead.

Jul 16, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

Did you look at the Tap Room or the Dining Room? Tap Room is going to be a bit less expensive.

Perhaps you can ask if she has a cuisine preference?

Jul 15, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

moderate dinner for out of towner Wednesday night

Just to clarify, is this dinner tomorrow?

This will influence where you'll be able to go since you'll be limited in where you can grab a reservation.

Are you willing to eat early? Wait for a table? The front room at Gramercy Tavern might work...

I see some availability on OpenTable at Colicchio & Sons Tap Room and Hearth, but of which seem pretty accessible / safe, if you are comfortable with the pricing.

Perilla? The Dutch?

Jul 15, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan

One dinner, post Yankee game, (so no fancy duds), subway accessible....

Make sure they stay away from the American-Chinese dishes. My favorites include dan dan noodles, szechuan pork dumplings with roasted chili soy (only a little spicy), crispy lamb filets with cumin (very cumin-y), tea smoked duck (not spicy), the ma paul tofu (spicy). Avoid the wontons.

Jul 15, 2014
kathryn in Manhattan
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