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HELP PLEASE! Dinner tomorrow near East 38th Street

Too many choices and too many decisions. It looks like it will come down to a coin toss. heads its Campanile or tails its Sams Place. Once again thank you all for your input, you guys are great. Im now going home to pack.

Cheers.

Mar 12, 2009
Lulu40 in Manhattan

HELP PLEASE! Dinner tomorrow near East 38th Street

Thank you everyone for your input. I have to say that Campanile has caught my attention - after a long haul flight and a long overdue catch up it's exactly what we are after - thanks RGR.

Manhattan here we come.

Mar 12, 2009
Lulu40 in Manhattan

HELP PLEASE! Dinner tomorrow near East 38th Street

Hi, it's finally time - I arrive NYC tomorrow woohoo. I have changed my hotel, new hotel is located at East 38th street (between Madison Ave & Park Ave). As we won't get to our hotel before 7pm/8pm we would like to have dinner/drinks near our hotel. As my friend and I haven't seen each other for 2 years we would like somewhere casual and low key where we can chat over a good meal and of course somewhere we don't need a reservation. No Cuisine preference, price range (up to $20 usd for mains).

Thanks in advance.

Mar 12, 2009
Lulu40 in Manhattan

GOOD EATS IN GRAMERCY

Great! Do you know if Fika does breakfast?

Feb 11, 2009
Lulu40 in Manhattan

GOOD EATS IN GRAMERCY

Thanks for the tip regarding St. Patricks, it's pretty much the same case in Sydney. What would you suggest for upscale? Our budget for dinner is approx $55 per person however, we would like to splurge and have one special evening and for that we were considering Eleven Madison Park. What do you think?

No we are deffinitely not limited to just the Gramercy area but particularly enquired about it as we would like to know what's in proximity to our hotel for brekkie/morning coffee and for dinner for the evening/s when we are too beat to go anywhere because we spent the whole day walking:)

Feb 11, 2009
Lulu40 in Manhattan

GOOD EATS IN GRAMERCY

We are from Sydney and thoroughly enjoy the pub atmosphere especially if they also serve good food. Molly's is deffinitely on our list. Should we stay away from there on St. Patricks Day?

My morning coffee is very important to me, can't start my day without a GOOD cafe latte. Otherwise, for the 7 days we are there we just want to experience NYC like a local if that is possible. A few places on our wish list at the moment include Balthazar, Boathouse, Katz's, Degustation, Gramercy Tavern, Sarabeths at the Whitney. Nothing is set in stone and we are deffinitely open to suggestions.

Feb 11, 2009
Lulu40 in Manhattan

GOOD EATS IN GRAMERCY

Thanks, this is great. We both love good authentic Thai food and will deffinitely give Jaiya Thai a try

Feb 10, 2009
Lulu40 in Manhattan

GOOD EATS IN GRAMERCY

Yes Gramercy Tavern is deffinitely on our list. We are trying to get a reservation at the restaurant for the lunch tasting menu. The Tavern room is our backup.

Feb 10, 2009
Lulu40 in Manhattan

GOOD EATS IN GRAMERCY

Hi, this is great thanks. Price range per person we thought $10 for brekkie, mid $20s for lunch and mid $50s for dinner. Is this realistic or not?

Feb 10, 2009
Lulu40 in Manhattan

HELP - THE PALM COURT AT THE PLAZA IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

During our visit to NYC in March my friend and I were planning on experiencing afternoon tea in The Palm Court at The Plaza. I just visited their web site to make a reservation and it says that The Palm Court is temporarily closed.

Where to now? The Carlyle, St. Regis or Four Seasons? Would appreciate your input.

Thanks.

Feb 10, 2009
Lulu40 in Manhattan

GOOD EATS IN GRAMERCY

Hi, my friend and I are visiting NYC for 7 days in March. We will be staying at The Marcel at Gramercy (201E, 24th street & 3rd Ave). We would very much appreciate your recommendations for good and affordable (mid price range) restaurants (for dinner) in the Gramercy area.

We are two 40yo girls who like a nice relaxed vibe and are not limited by specific cuisine.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,
Lana

Feb 10, 2009
Lulu40 in Manhattan

GOOD PUB LUNCH

Thanks Simon, will deffinetly consider Keen's. What about Molly's pub? however, i'm not sure if it is conveniantly located to either of the flea markets?

Apr 25, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

GOOD PUB LUNCH

During our 10 day trip to NYC the g/friends and I think it may be fun to spend a Saturday exploring the local flea markets ie. The Garage in Murray Hill & Annex Antique Fair & Flea market in Hells Kitchen. We realise this will be hard work and that we will need to take a leisurely lunch break to rest and rejuvenate. Would appreciate your suggestions where to stop for a nice pub lunch. Delicious burgers & steaks a must and of course a conveniant location between the two markets.

Thanks in advance.

Apr 25, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Guacamole & Margarita's downtown

Could you please suggest somewhere downtown where the girls and I can enjoy a casual night out chatting over very good guacamole & margaritas.

Thanks & Cheers

Apr 22, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Balthazar - When to go?

Trying to figure when is it best to go to Balthazar. Brekkie, brunch, lunch or dinner? Im veering towards Saturday brunch. What do you think?

Apr 22, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Essential NYC eats for visitors

Hi Kathryn, thanks this is great, will help in finalising my itinerary.

Apr 22, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Lime Pie?

No I haven't checked the outer boroughs board as yet - I certainlly will though. To tell you the truth, at the moment Im a little overwhelmed with all the choices.

Apr 18, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Lime Pie?

Thanks, yes deffinetly plan to visit Brooklyn + have added Steve's to my ever growing itinerary.

Apr 18, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Lime Pie?

Thanks for Kee's web link - the chocolates look decadently devine, the white chocolate truffles coated with pistachio immediately caught the attention of my taste buds. I can see myself indulging in a nice assortment.

Apr 18, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Lime Pie?

Yum, I wonder if we can go there just for the kaffir lime tart??? I will deffinetly report back after my 10 day visit to NYC. Thanks to chowhound my culinary itinerary is slowly but surely coming together.

Apr 18, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Lime Pie?

Thanks MMRuth, I did do a search before my initial post / enquiry but missed that link.

UES, thanks for the hands up - Im on the other side of the Pacific, way downunder hence my error ;)

Apr 18, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Lime Pie?

Lime Pie / Lime Tart - Please suggestions anyone??

Apr 18, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Lime Pie?

Please direct me to the best lime pie in town. Thanks in advance.

Apr 17, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Afternoon Tea on a Saturday

Thanks Tay, I just had a conference call with the g/friends, we were set on Lady Mendl's however The Plaza is The Plaza making Palm Court very enticing. There are just too many wonderful choices and suffice to say we are now very much undecided???

Apr 17, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Afternoon Tea on a Saturday

My g/friends and I are planning a special afternoon tea treat during our 10 day visit to NYC - we have heard great things about Lady Mendl's Tea Salon www.ladymendls.com

Apr 16, 2008
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MERMAID INN or AQUAGRILL??

Thank you all! Aquagrill it is. Ok seafood choice is decided and so is our special occassion rest (EMP) - that's 8 out of 10 days. We now need to research and decide on Pub grub, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, Sandwich/Salad, burgers, brunch, afternoon tea and one good 'people watch' spot. Half the fun is in the planning. As always, your input is appreciated.

Cheers.

Apr 14, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

MERMAID INN or AQUAGRILL??

Thanks. Yes we had pretty much decided on Aquagrill however Blue Water Grill has now also been thrown into the equation. So, Aquagrill or Blue Water Grill?

Apr 11, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

MERMAID INN or AQUAGRILL??

Thanks rrems Aquagrill it is.

For Thai we are trying to decide between Holy Basil, Sticky Rice, Thailand Cafe & Tara Thai. Input appreciated.

Apr 10, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

MERMAID INN or AQUAGRILL??

Cheers all, tossing up between Mermaid Inn & Aquagrill for seafood. What do you think?

Thanks in advance.

Apr 10, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan

Authentic Thai?

Hi, the gals & I are big Thai fans. Appreciate your suggestions where we can go for good authentic Thai food while we are in town. Prefer downtown location however we are prepared to travel for real Thai.

Thanks & Cheers.

Feb 21, 2008
Lulu40 in Manhattan