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Need Balthazar-like recommendation for Sunday night

Thanks for the suggestions! I decided on Le Gigot... I was there a long time ago when I lived in NYC, so I'm excited to go back!

May 10, 2013
jennympat in Manhattan

Need Balthazar-like recommendation for Sunday night

ttoommyy - both!

May 10, 2013
jennympat in Manhattan

Need Balthazar-like recommendation for Sunday night

I'll be in NYC this weekend for a quick visit and forgot to make a reservation at Balthazar (for 3) for dinner Sunday night, and now I can't get the time my party wants (prime 8/8:30 pm). Ooops. Does anyone have suggestions for a place that is similar?

Thanks!

May 09, 2013
jennympat in Manhattan

one classic nyc dinner experience

Minetta (menu-wise) isn't really what I have in mind, and while Balthazar is a great idea, I'd prefer to do that for brunch or late-night. And (SCANDAL) I've never been a big fan of Blue Ribbon. But thanks for the suggestions!

Mar 19, 2013
jennympat in Manhattan

one classic nyc dinner experience

Thanks! That's what happens when you move away. The romance in your head is supplanted by the reality of change.

Mar 18, 2013
jennympat in Manhattan

one classic nyc dinner experience

We are going in May, and the dinner will be either Sunday or Monday (arrive Newark 5:30pm Saturday, leave Tuesday afternoon). I lived in NY (bklyn mostly) for 11 years, and moved to Seattle 9 years ago. I've been to most of these places (and I suppose it was when they were new-ish) and have a lot of warm fuzzy memories of them, and I suppose that is part of the reason I want to do a "classic" dinner... retracing the footsteps and introducing someone to all the reasons NYC is amazing.

Also, in response to Sneakeater's "Da Umberto: OK, but why travel to go there?", while Seattle and Portland have amazing restaurants, there isn't a great deal of what might fall into classic old school east coast Italian, and having grown up on all price ranges of that, I miss it a lot.

Mar 18, 2013
jennympat in Manhattan

one classic nyc dinner experience

Thanks for all the suggestions! Much appreciated.
I don't think I want to go steak house, so Babbo and Gramercy might be the top two. They were on my list, so thanks for mentioning them!

Mar 18, 2013
jennympat in Manhattan

one classic nyc dinner experience

I'm a former New Yorker (9 years in Seattle) bringing a friend to NYC for her first time ever. We are only going to be there for 3 days (4 nights) and would like to have one nice dinner to round out the Katz's-soup dumplings-pizza-falafel-garlic knots-cocktails. I'm thinking more on the classic, long timer and still fresh side than hip-eat-here-now. My initial thoughts were Po, Da Umberto, One if by Land, etc. Am I heading in a good direction? Suggestions are hugely appreciated!

Mar 17, 2013
jennympat in Manhattan

dinner in Condesa?

Cristina -
Would you like to meet my husband and I for a coffee? It would be lovely to meet you. We are staying at the Red Tree House and only have 4 days in the city so we want to max our culinary wanderings! I know it's a busy time of year, but if you are available, we'd love to meet you. Thanks -

Jennifer.

Dec 20, 2012
jennympat in Mexico

dinner in Condesa?

thanks! we made a reservation!

Dec 18, 2012
jennympat in Mexico

dinner in Condesa?

My husband and I are going to Mexico City for the first time at the end of this week, and are staying in Condesa, and are thinking we'd like to stick to the neighborhood for our first dinner (we get in Friday afternoon). What would be a good "welcome to Mexico City!" dinner?

We'll only be in the DF for a few days before we head to the beach (Lo de Marcos, north of PV), so any suggestions re: maxing our time and taco consumption would be very welcomed! Thanks!

Dec 17, 2012
jennympat in Mexico