Thanks for your tips! I'd heard of Fatty Cue but I think it might have blurred into one with Fette Sau in my head (restaurant overload!) so I will definitely look into that.
I like the idea of Shopsins because of the ridiculously long menu! If you have any other suggestions for places to eat an enormous brunch though, they would be gratefully received :)
Thanks a lot for the recommendations and the tip about DBA - we were planning to get bagels from Russ & Daughters anyway so that's great to know. Smoked fish and a pint, my mouth is watering!
I'll definitely consider Queens - I can get to Taste Good in 40 minutes on the R train so it meets my criteria! I was considering Sripraphai which looks like it's in the same area. Maybe a day trip is called for... :)
Oh, and beer nerd is definitely a good description - we get all the European ones here in the UK, so looking forward to trying some USA-brewed goodness (the draught list at Blind Tiger looks very tasty!)
Thanks, those all sound like great suggestions! I was planning to go to the Redhead to try the bacon peanut brittle so I think I will stay for food too and kill two birds with one stone.
Thanks for the Laut recommendation, Malaysian restaurants are few and far between over here so I think I will probably try that as well as Nyonya! McCormick and Schmicks is definitely off the list after I've seen the places suggested by bookhound.
I've seen those threads, but there were so many good suggestions on there that I had trouble picking among them - Little Branch and Death and Co were the ones that I liked the sound of the best. If Pegu Club is a must-visit though, we'll definitely stop by. PDT sounds like it would be fun, might drop in one night and try our luck.
Thanks again for such a detailed response!
Hi, thanks a lot for your suggestions!
Those seafood recommendations look amazing - McCormick and Schmick's was on the list because we went there on a visit to Seattle and the boy loved it (good seafood is rare near us in the UK), but I think he can be easily persuaded to switch to one of those. Definitely beer people too, so D.B.A. looks great.
Thanks again :)
I’m coming to New York for my honeymoon from 1st-11th November 2010, and am trying to cut down my long list of possible places to eat – any help would be gratefully received!
We’re staying at the north end of Soho, and are planning to do most of our eating and drinking in downtown Manhattan, but we’re willing to travel for great food – if we can get there on the subway in under an hour it’s fair game! Our average budget will probably be around $50 a person inc tax and tip, but can go up to $100 for special places. We love south east Asian, Japanese, and Italian food, but we basically eat anything (and I think we can eat a LOT in 10 days).
The only real rule is that we prefer relaxed and unpretentious places, we are not bothered about eating in trendy places and don't want to have to dress up any more than a jacket and nice dress.
These are the places that are on my list so far - I’d love your comments on them (any that you wouldn’t recommend? Any that we should definitely visit? Any that we’ve missed?)
South east asian - Rhong-Tiam, Nyonya , Double Crown (their Sunday night menu sounds great)
Italian food - Lupa, Bacaro, and Del Posto / Convivio for their lunch prix fixe menus
Szechuan (we can only get Cantonese over here) - Grand Sichuan St Mark’s
Brunch - Shopsins
Japanese - Zenkichi
Seafood - McCormick and Schmicks
BBQ/Southern food – Fette Sau, Pies n Thighs
Mexican – Itzocan Cafe
Dessert - ChikaLicious Dessert Bar (edit: realised this is the one I meant!)
Blowout expensive meal - Eleven Madison Park (I’m not sure we can swing the prices for dinner with wine, so this may be just for lunch!)
Snacks and other assorted things to put in my stomach – Luke’s Lobster, Doughnut Plant, Momofuku milk bar, Shake Shack, Prosperity Dumpling, Russ & Daughters, Banh Mi Saigon…
Bars – we like cocktails and real ale! So far I’ve come up with Little Branch, Death & Co., Jimmy’s No. 43 and Wilfie & Nell.
Wow, this post seems long now! Thanks in advance if anyone has any suggestions (and thanks to everyone anyway, this board has been really helpful).