Hotel and Restaurants in NY?

Jan 13th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Hotel and Restaurants in NY?

Please help me choose between the following hotels: (1) Ritz Carlton Central Park (Deluxe Guest Room w/o a view) and (2) Trump Interntional Tower (Cityview Suite).

I plan on staying for 6 nights. Please recommend the top six restaurants in NYC for dinner.

ohl719 is offline  
Jan 13th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,394
Go with the Ritz Carlton Central Park plus it's a better location than Trump Int.

My Top 6 for dinner:

Per Sei( If you've already been to French Laundry no need to go here)

Le Bernardin
La Grenouille(personal fav.)
Gotham Bar and Grill
Jean Georges

Bouley is overrated and not worth the $$
andrew8 is offline  
Jan 13th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,714
On the hotels, I think it depends on what's important to you. The locations are almost across from each other. If you like a suite with a kitchen, go for the Trump. Trump also has a lap pool and RC has no pool. You'll get better service I think at the RC and rooms probably in better condition.

The Essex House (only considered 4* I think) is running a special thru Feb. on It's right near the Ritz Carlton on CPS.

Top 6 restaurants obviously depends on who you talk to. Per Se is considered #1 by most and outrageously expensive. Daniel, Le Bernardin, Gramercy Tavern, Jean Georges, Sushi Yasuda, Babbo, Bouley are some of the other top places.
mclaurie is offline  
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 10,104
Le Bernardin and Eleven Madison Park are personal favorites of mine and would easily rank among the top restaurants in NYC. A side-benefit of being in the Trump International is that Jean Georges is right there.
doug_stallings is offline  
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:47 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,932
Not that star ratings are everything, but i think Trump might be 4 star and the Ritz 5 star. I haven't stayed at Trump - but reveiws are a bit mixed. I have stayed at the Ritz CP and it is exceptional.
emcash is offline  
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
It's impossible to reco the top 6 restaurants in NYC without knowing what cuisines you like/dislike and what atmophere you want - uber luxury, traditional, trendy?

There are a couple of dozen great restaurants in the city. Give us a clue what you're looking for.

And I would never pay for a cityview room at any hotel - only for a Park view or a Harbor view.
nytraveler is offline  
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,010
Don't know about stars for restaurants in NYC, but I would be sure to get to at least one Danny Meyer restaurant. They include a couple already mentioned: Gotham Bar & Frill and 11 Madison Park. But also: Gramercy Tavern, Union Square Cafe and Tabla. I love them all.

PS I'd take the Ritz Carlton anytime.
taconictraveler is offline  
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:47 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,932
I may be mistaken, but i don't think Gotham Bar and Grill is a Danny Meyer restaurant. It is , however, still great!
emcash is offline  
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:51 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 10,168
emcash is correct on both points. Gotham is not a Meyer restaurant and it is excellent.
ellenem is offline  
Jan 14th, 2009, 07:41 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,010
Well, I'm sure you are right. it is one that I haven't been to, but I always thought it was a Danny Meyer. Thanks for the correction!
taconictraveler is offline  
Jan 14th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 10,168
Interestingly enough, Danny Meyer used to live above Gotham years ago . . . .
ellenem is offline  
Jan 14th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,683
Nobu on Hudson
Blue Hill
Little Owl

That's 8, Miss Thing!

Cries_Van_Notebook is offline  
Jan 15th, 2009, 04:52 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 93
Ritz-Carlton Central Park. No contest.

Chanterelle (I echo thinny-thin) - my absolute all-time favorite. Le Bernardin is too hyped - - - the original in Paris was much better. I also think that Picholine would be a nice choice, especially if you have any Lincoln Center events planned. And, lastly, I hear wonderful things about Dovetail, on the upper West Side.

"Alles Gut!"
Liesl is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:13 AM.