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NEW YEARS

thanks very much for the feedback. I love Le Bernadin & Per Se (although my daughter who is 13 has specifically requested we not go back there, it was a bit of a challenge for her). I'll try my luck at JG & just hope we get in. It seems really odd to me that these places won't take early bookings for New Years. In Australia you can book for New Years nearly 12 months out. I suppose demad exceeds supply so they can do what they want.

Oct 10, 2013
ppmcg in Manhattan

NEW YEARS

My family of 4 will be travelling from Australia to NYC in December/Jan. I'd like to be organised for New Years eve, but I'm not havnig any luck. I'm not interested in Times Sq, but would like to book a lovely dinner. Our favourites such as Jean-Georges simply say to book 30 days out. I am worried the world will be trying to book 30 days out from New Years. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Has the River Cafe re-opened? I can't tell from the web site.

Oct 08, 2013
ppmcg in Manhattan

visiting from Australia

thanks for the input thus far. A name I keep hearing from my mates back here in Australia is "The Slanted Door". Is this worth going to?

Nov 16, 2012
ppmcg in San Francisco Bay Area

visiting from Australia

My family of 4 (kids 15 & 13) will be in San Francisco for 4 nights in Jan. It is our first time in this area & I'm looking for some good tips for great dining experiences. I'd like at least one fine dining experience, a couple of good dinners & some must go to local lunch spots. Any recommendations would be appreciated. My kids are very experienced diners, so they will be comfortable in any environment.

Nov 12, 2012
ppmcg in San Francisco Bay Area

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

cheers famdoc.

Mar 27, 2012
ppmcg in Outer Boroughs

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

that is good to know about the pace & 30 small plates. My 12 yr old might collapse at plate 10.

Mar 27, 2012
ppmcg in Outer Boroughs

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

Famdoc, my kids are 12 & 15. They have eaten at all the restaurants you mention & will be comfortable I am sure in that environment. For what it's worth, I thought EMP was good but not great.

Mar 27, 2012
ppmcg in Outer Boroughs

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

I am travelling to NYC from Australia in June/ July with my wife & 2 kids. I see you can book a seat at Brooklyn Fare 6 weeks out & only by phone. I am wondering if there is any chance of the 4 of us getting in (noting there are only 18 seats) & is it worth the effort?

Mar 27, 2012
ppmcg in Outer Boroughs

PRE-THEATRE

My wife & I are attending a show in NY on an upcoming Sunday night. I'm looking for a pre-theatre dinner. I see Daniels had a pre-theatre sitting from 5.30pm but I don't seem to be able to get a booking on open table. Any other suggestions? Budget not an issue.

Aug 10, 2011
ppmcg in Manhattan

Classic Cocktail Bar/Lounge...

what about the Apartment in Grand Central. Very cool.

Jun 30, 2010
ppmcg in Manhattan

VISITOR FROM OZ

we've been to Pastis- enjoyed the experience more than the food
NOBU- liked it
Craft- loved it
River Cafe- really enjoyed the experience
Brasserie- didn't rate it
Garage in Greenwich- very cool
Gallaghers Steak- average
Jean Georges
Daniel- loved it.

Not sure if this helps. We'll do one fine dining experience I think, but more interested in some places with good atmosphere.

Not sure if the above

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Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Jun 29, 2010
ppmcg in Manhattan

VISITOR FROM OZ

We're travelling to NY from Australia in a few weeks, staying in SOHO. We travel to NY annually, so we know the town reasonably well. I'm on the look out for some really special NY dining experiences, maybe something new that I'm unlikely to have heard of. Budget no issue. Would welcome any suggestions.

Jun 29, 2010
ppmcg in Manhattan