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Old 12-22-2011, 02:58 PM   #811
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Re: New York City: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Going to be visiting NYC during the holidays.. any recs for hotels in the Village as well as restaurants. Haven't been back to NYC since 99 fwiw.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:38 PM   #812
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Going to be visiting NYC during the holidays.. any recs for hotels in the Village as well as restaurants. Haven't been back to NYC since 99 fwiw.
If you want trendy hotels, Gansevoort and the Standard are in Meatpacking.

Village restaurants that I love are:

Alta (big tapas bar)
Bell, Book & Candle (farm-to-table)
Tremont (Hamptons-style restaurant)
Tertulia (phenomenal Spanish cider house)

Have a bunch of others (like 100 place on my list) across East, Greenwich and West Village but would need guidance on what you are looking for.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:12 PM   #813
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ate at bouley recently and hated it. used to go there for lunch and enjoyed it but the dinner was overpriced and underwhelming.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:50 PM   #814
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Never heard of it and I lived a block from there for 2 years.

Nizza is very good as well, same group as 5 Napkin/Nice Matin, on the same block as 5 Napkin Burger--they actually have the entire block on that side, as Marseille is in the same group. I like Marseille but it's a little pricier and stuffier.
i think nizza is it! cheaper, bigger menu, and better reviews!
thanks!
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:11 AM   #815
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i think nizza is it! cheaper, bigger menu, and better reviews!
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Cool! Let us know how it is!
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:55 PM   #816
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Re: New York City: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Anybody been to 123 Burger Shot Beer? I've heard it is good, but haven't ventured over there yet.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #817
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Anybody been to 123 Burger Shot Beer? I've heard it is good, but haven't ventured over there yet.
Its not bad but nothing I would go out of my way for.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #818
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Does anyone have any suggestions for gluten free options? I recently started seeing a celiac and would like to take her somewhere with good food. I found risotteria after some googling that got good reviews and is reasonably priced.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:59 PM   #819
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If you want trendy hotels, Gansevoort and the Standard are in Meatpacking.

Village restaurants that I love are:

Alta (big tapas bar)
Bell, Book & Candle (farm-to-table)
Tremont (Hamptons-style restaurant)
Tertulia (phenomenal Spanish cider house)

Have a bunch of others (like 100 place on my list) across East, Greenwich and West Village but would need guidance on what you are looking for.
RE hotels Mercer Hotel, Hotel on Rivington, Bowery Hotel and Ace Hotel are all pretty cool but kinda pricey. Cookshop, Blaue Gans and Extra Virgin in the Village are some great places...also the E. Village wine bar Veloce. I like that beer garden at the Standard which is a cool place to have drinks outside. But my favorite hole in the wall bars are down on Rivington (Lorelay) and in the LES in general.....so many good places to go to in NYC hard to objectively opine on the best ones...
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Considered sushi Samba but have done that in NYC and Vegas before. Ended up going to Tomoe and really enjoyed it
Still think Blue Ribbon, Bond Street and Yama are 3 pretty awesome longstanding NYC sushi places - not cheap but not crazy either (like Masa/Morimoto/etc.). Sushi Samba is not bad but kind of a tired brand IMO.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:09 AM   #821
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Does anyone have any suggestions for gluten free options? I recently started seeing a celiac and would like to take her somewhere with good food. I found risotteria after some googling that got good reviews and is reasonably priced.
Maybe Pure Food & Wine around Gramercy???
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I was just in NY for six weeks and confirm what everyone else is saying - I went to Bianca, Malatesta, Motorino (twice!), and Keste and they're all really good.

Also, Little Italy isn't really Italian, it's just a tourist trap that provides a caricature of what tourists expect from something "Italian" (i.e. everything is red, green, and white, and all the restaurants serve crappy spaghetti and meatballs, and they have "gelato" which is actually just chocolate ice cream). My wife and I went to Little Italy to check it out and basically walked around for two minutes, laughed at it, and left.
Oh man Bianca is awesome Italian and so cheap for NYC.....great place!!

Very little "Italian" left in Little Italy as OP said...Chinatown has basically completely enveloped it. But I like walking around Chinatown and then over to Tribeca it's kinda fun and you are never that far away from cool places in the LES and Tribeca.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:27 AM   #823
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Re: New York City: Your favorite things to do or places to go

hey guys I'm going to be in NYC for the weekend, am staying around 42nd near hell's Kitchen.

Are there any tapas recs or any big must eats? I'm not looking to do 4 hour meals but I am on the lookout for ridic good food (Gonna try to hit up as many momofuku restaurants as possible).

Also, any cool jazz/lounge/mixology bar recs would be great! ty

I also have my camera w/me so if there are some places to walk around in this miserable winter for some photography shots, I'd like to do that as well
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:36 PM   #824
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Maybe Pure Food & Wine around Gramercy???
This place is gluten free but neither myself or my GF (who is a vegetarian) liked it. The whole raw food thing was interesting but some things frankly just missed and given the price I wouldn't go back. I would guess some of the farm to table places might work but frankly don't know.
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hey guys I'm going to be in NYC for the weekend, am staying around 42nd near hell's Kitchen.

Are there any tapas recs or any big must eats? I'm not looking to do 4 hour meals but I am on the lookout for ridic good food (Gonna try to hit up as many momofuku restaurants as possible).

Also, any cool jazz/lounge/mixology bar recs would be great! ty

I also have my camera w/me so if there are some places to walk around in this miserable winter for some photography shots, I'd like to do that as well
Tapas--I really love Txikito, which is convenient to where you're staying. I haven't been to Tertulia yet but I loved Seamus Mullen's work at Boqueria so I'm sure that's great too.

Mixology--PDT, Clover Club if you feel like going to Brooklyn, Pegu Club for gin drinks, Mayahuel for mezcal drinks, Death & Co. are all in my top tier. Employees Only has a good reputation but the one time I was there was a weekend and it was a ****show.
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