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NYC vacation - "Ethnic" food? Vegan/vegetarian? Cocktail bars?

Wonderful tips everyone, thank you so much!

May 07, 2007
swedegal in Outer Boroughs

NYC vacation - high end restaurants plus other typical American?

This is a great list! Thanks so much everyone.

May 07, 2007
swedegal in Outer Boroughs

NYC vacation - high end restaurants plus other typical American?

A little update: We got a reservation at Eleven Madison Park for my birthday, I´m very excited to go there! Also planning for lunches at Jean Georges and Le Bernardin, dinner att Grand Central Oyster Bar etc etc... Thanks so much everyone!

May 07, 2007
swedegal in Manhattan

NYC vacation - "Ethnic" food? Vegan/vegetarian? Cocktail bars?

Thanks SO much for all your replies! I have a great list of ideas now, just have to squeeze them all in :)

May 07, 2007
swedegal in Manhattan

NYC vacation - high end restaurants plus other typical American?

I thought of one more question - are reservations typically necessary also for lunch at higher end restaurants?

May 01, 2007
swedegal in Manhattan

NYC vacation - "Ethnic" food? Vegan/vegetarian? Cocktail bars?

Oops, forgot to copy and paste the title when reposting this from the manhattan board...

Wow, what a great reply, thanks Jill!

We live in Stockholm, Sweden. I´ve been to New York before, six years ago. IMO, save Scandinavian, any ethnic food we can find in Stockholm at the moment is average at best, so would probably be better in New York.

When I´ve been to New York, I´ve spent most of my time on Manhattan and in Brooklyn, so this time I really want to see other parts of the city as well.

I myself am partial to Chinese and Japanese, also very interested in trying out African food as it is not that common where we live. But anything really, from anywhere in the world, as long as it is good!

May 01, 2007
swedegal in Outer Boroughs

NYC vacation - "Ethnic" food? Vegan/vegetarian? Cocktail bars?

Second post from me on this board, but here is my "background info" again just in case...

In about two weeks, my boyfriend and I (Swedish, 30 yo) are going to New York for 10 days. We will be staying in Harlem near Marcus Garvey Park but plan to go everywhere in Manhattan(posted these questions on the Manhattan board too) and some to the outer boroughs as well. A big feature of our trip will, of course, be FOOD. I have a lot of questions, so have broken them down into two posts. !

I am a "pescatarian"(no meat other than fish or seafood), but my boyfriend eats everything. We don´t like overly touristy places, but as long as the food is fabulous they´re OK.

In any of the outer boroughs, what would you recommend for...

1. Italian? How is Borgatti´s, other places around Arthur Ave in Brooklyn?

2. Dim Sum (with carts)? In Flushing or elsewhere?

3. Other Chinese (Szechuan, Shanghai preferred)?

4. African (east or west)?

5. Russian/Ukrainian?

6. Sushi/Other Japanese?

7. Other "ethnic" food not to be missed?

8. Vegetarian or Vegan (something a bit out of the ordinary)?

9. And finally... not exactly food but... great cocktail bars?

May 01, 2007
swedegal in Outer Boroughs

NYC vacation - high end restaurants plus other typical American?

In about two weeks, my boyfriend and I (Swedish, 30 yo) are going to New York for 10 days. We will be staying in Harlem near Marcus Garvey Park but plan to go everywhere in Manhattan(posted these questions on the Manhattan board too) and some to the outer boroughs as well. A big feature of our trip will, of course, be FOOD. I have a lot of questions, so have broken them down into two posts. !

I am a "pescatarian"(no meat other than fish or seafood), but my boyfriend eats everything. We don´t like overly touristy places, but as long as the food is fabulous they´re OK.

In any of the outer boroughs, what would you recommend for...

1. High end type restaurant (dinner)?

2. High end type restaurant (lunch)?

3. Brunch?

4. Seafood and/or caviar?

5. Classic American Diner?

6. Soul Food?

7. Steaks (for the boyfriend...)?

8. Bagels, bialys?

9. New York style Cheesecake? How is Juniors in Brooklyn?

10. Bakeries?

May 01, 2007
swedegal in Outer Boroughs

NYC vacation - "Ethnic" food? Vegan/vegetarian? Cocktail bars?

Second post from me, but here is my "background info" again just in case...

In about two weeks, my boyfriend and I (Swedish, 30 yo) are going to New York for 10 days. We will be staying in Harlem near Marcus Garvey Park but plan to go everywhere in Manhattan and some to the outer boroughs as well (will post this on outer boroughs board too). A big feature of our trip will, of course, be FOOD. I have a lot of questions, so have broken them down into two posts. I have read a bit on the board already so have some ideas, but would love new suggestions too!

I am a "pescatarian"(no meat other than fish or seafood), but my boyfriend eats everything. We don´t like overly touristy places, but as long as the food is fabulous they´re OK.

What would you recommend for...

1. Italian? Ideas so far: Lupa, Try to get in at the bar at Babbo´s,

2. Dim Sum (with carts)? Idea: Oriental Garden

3. Other Chinese (Szechuan, Shanghai preferred)? Or better to go to Flushing?

4. African (east or west)? Idea: Zoma (Ethiopian)

5. Russian/Ukrainian?

6. Sushi/Other Japanese? Ideas: Yakitori Taisho, Ushi Wakama

7. Other "ethnic" food not to be missed?

8. Vegetarian or Vegan (something a bit out of the ordinary)? Ideas: Angelica Kitchen, Candles 79

9. And finally... not exactly food but... great cocktail bars (sex and the city style... ;))?

May 01, 2007
swedegal in Manhattan

NYC vacation - high end restaurants plus other typical American?

I must say I´m thrilled to have found this forum! In about two weeks, my boyfriend and I (Swedish, 30 yo) are going to New York for 10 days. We will be staying in Harlem near Marcus Garvey Park but plan to go everywhere in Manhattan and some to the outer boroughs as well (will post this on outer boroughs board too). A big feature of our trip will, of course, be FOOD. I have a lot of questions, so have broken them down into two posts. I have read a bit on the board already so have some ideas, but would love new suggestions too!

I am a "pescatarian"(no meat other than fish or seafood), but my boyfriend eats everything. We don´t like overly touristy places, but as long as the food is fabulous they´re OK.

What would you recommend for...

1. High end type restaurant (dinner)? My ideas so far are: Eleven Madison or Gramercy Tavern. If these are impossible for reservations this late, any other suggestions?

2. High end type restaurant (lunch)?

3. Brunch?

4. Seafood and/or caviar? Ideas: Barney Greengrass, Pearl Oyster Bar

5. Classic American Diner?

6. Soul Food? Ideas: Amy Ruth´s, Miss Maude´s

7. Steaks (for the boyfriend...)?

8. Bagels, bialys? Ideas: Essa Bagel, Kossars

9. New York style Cheesecake? Ideas: Carnegie Deli, Juniors in Brooklyn

10. Bakeries? Ideas: Lee Lee´s in Harlem, Ciao for Now

11. Anything in Harlem not to be missed?

May 01, 2007
swedegal in Manhattan