Mom and Daughter trip to NYC

Old Apr 26th, 2005, 07:15 AM
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I think a stroll and/or picnic in Central Park is a wonderful break within the city. The Staten Island Ferry is free and will give you a great view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline. Walking the Brooklyn Bridge is a wonderful experience, even if you don't walk all the way across.
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I think Pastis and Balthazar are too similar. Go to Balthazar (breakfast lunch or dinner)and try another place in the meatpacking distr. If you like Thai, try Spice Market. Or for Italian, Vento.
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Old Apr 26th, 2005, 01:10 PM
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Vento looks great. I have looked into the following restaurants, what is your opinion? Asiate, One if by Land, Aureole, Chanterelle, and Four Seasons?

Here is a preliminary itinerary -
Thursday evening - arrive, grab bite to eat in Times Square
Friday - Grey Line tour, I understand your ticket is good for 2 days, you can hop on and off the tour.
Friday - dinner at suggested restaurant
Saturday - shopping (Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Century 21, Daffy's etc), grab dinner at either Grand Central Station Food Court or Amish Market (depending on where we get to during the day)
Saturday night - Broadway show (either Wicked, Sweet Charity or Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)
Sunday - Empire State Building etc. Suggestion for brunch? We fly out at 6 p.m.
Any suggestions? I am open to any changes...
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In my opinion, the restaurants you have listed are too formal and/or romantic for a mother/daughter dinner. Chanterelle and Four Seasons are both fabulous, but they are quiet, serious restaurants - I would think you're looking for something a little more hip and interesting. (There is at least one engagement per night at One if By land - very couple-y.)

Instead, I'd think something like Babbo or Lupa would be good. Or if the weather is nice, and you want a celeb scene, you could get a table at Da Silvano in the village. It is not cheap, but I'm a sucker for the euro-vibe. I also recommend Union Square Cafe, Craftbar, Gramercy Tavern (front room is boisterous), or Eleven Madison Park.

For Sunday brunch, my favorite is still Aquagrill in Soho. Or you could try Pearl or Mary's Fish Camp in the village - great.
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