I'm on my way to NYC next weekend to catch up with friends, and while I've been to the city many times before, I want some insider tips on restaurants. Yes, there is Boulud and Batali and Bastianich, but I'm looking for places that are honest, unpretentious, and with genuinely good food.
Here's what I'm looking for:
- A place that will take a late reservation for 4 on a Friday night (essential, as we are driving in late to the city and do not want to wait in line or have to look for something on the fly)
- Entrées around $25 or less
- Nothing gimmicky- no airs or foams or essences
There are just too many restaurants to wade through in the city- it gets overwhelming and frustrating sometimes. I like it when restaurants are described with the words "neighborhood place" or "where the chefs eat after service."
Come on, surprise me. I know you can do it.
(Some Sunday brunch recommendations would be nice too.)
Thanks in advance, I know you guys will come through!