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Displaced NYC foodies returning for quick fix - what are the new and amazing restaurants we must try?

great list! thanks!

Mar 07, 2012
adriatica in Manhattan

Displaced NYC foodies returning for quick fix - what are the new and amazing restaurants we must try?

Thanks! Jung sik looks pretty amazing!

Mar 07, 2012
adriatica in Manhattan

Displaced NYC foodies returning for quick fix - what are the new and amazing restaurants we must try?

Hi All,

My partner and I are coming back to NYC for a visit in april after having been gone for a year, displaced to Switzerland. We love food and really enjoyed NYC restaurants in the years we lived there. We will surely go to some old favorites, but we really want to try some new and exciting places too!

Places we've loved *for guidance:
HIgh end - The Kitchen at Brooklyn Fare, Momofuku Ko, Corton
Mid range - Hakata Tonton, Kefi, Torrisi Italian Specialties
Low range - Kambi/Minka, Cascabel, Fette Sau

Any recommendations?
We're really looking for things at all price scales, just focused on the new! My only exclusion is against Fondue because we've had enough of it out here in swiss land :)

Thanks so much in advance!!

Mar 07, 2012
adriatica in Manhattan

Where can I take a Serious Foodie in UES/Yorkville?

Cascabel is so fantastic. I am rarely disappointed there. The only thing I would not recommend there is the fish tacos. I just don't like their hearts of palm concept. But I pretty much love everything else, especially the pork belly gorditas, the costillo, the lengua tacos, and the hot chocolate/churros!

Also, Cafe D'Alsace is great, but a bit loud.

Apr 29, 2010
adriatica in Manhattan

A french foodie's birthday dinner?!

My boyfriend and I are both foodies and it is our last year living in NYC before moving to europe. He is french, and generally is not impressed by american versions of french food. However, we've had some excellent meals in NYC: I think our favorite was Corton when we went in october. We also really enjoyed Momofuku Ko a few months back and Anthos a few years ago.

I'm trying to find a place for his birthday in ~ 2 weeks. I was thinking EMP but it's already all booked up. Per Se is just too expensive. I was pondering Gilt, SHO, Grenouille and Bouley. I've been to Bouley and really enjoyed it. However I'm shying away from Grenouille and Bouley because they are so french and i don't want to risk disappointment.

Suggestions? Anyone tried SHO? Other recommendations?

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Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Anthos
36 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

Momofuku Ko
163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

Corton
239 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Apr 29, 2010
adriatica in Manhattan

Updated Santa Cruz restaurant reviews/opinions, please!

A few things not mentioned:

Cafe Brazil on mission, great for breakfast or lunch
the afghani place near the rio, delicious and interesting.
hoffmans, quite tasty/with a delicious princess cake
the new mexican place at water and river - awesome, the new best in town.
oswalds is the best for fanciness.

Jul 20, 2007
adriatica in California

Santa Cruz

Everyone forgot Cafe Brazil! its awesome and on mission.

Also, theres a new mexican place on river and water which is excellent. the al pastor was fantastic and they had good salsas. my new favorite mexican place in SC.

Also the afghani place next to the rio is a real treat, a great addition a town surprisingly lacking in ethnic foods.

Jul 20, 2007
adriatica in California