ITT: NYC bros talk about how great NYC is and how great they are for living there

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  1. Space

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    Atomix and Oxalis are the favs of those type of meals for me, but I’m not the biggest fine dining guy cause I’m a child
     
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  2. Nelson

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    Atomix is fucking awesome
     
  3. Lip

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    I’ve only been to Le Bernadin and EMP in the last 6-9 months, but I’m definitely in the minority of posters and reviewers in that I preferred EMP. Maybe it’s because I’m more open to vegan/veggie meals or maybe I just had a bad experience at Le Bernadin, but it was not what I expected.

    Thanks for the other recs. I will try them soon.
     
  4. Lyrtch

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    how so
     
  5. teel

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    Is Locanda Verde good?
     
  6. Tobias

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    was in nyc last month. was just there for a little over a day and a half. went to a yankees game and mets game.

    yankee stadium is so corporate and bougie. its nice but has no character whatsoever. citi field was sick just didnt like how there wasnt a lot of stuff around it. easily the superior stadium despite their delusional fanbase

    ate lunch at souvlaki in manhattan and their greek pizza was incredible. walked around columbia and it is a gorgeous campus

    thanks for allowing me to share folks
     
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  7. ScFan27

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    Yes it is. Haven’t been there in awhile but I enjoyed it.
     
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  8. ANTWONE

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    i went like 4 years ago but it was good
     
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  9. Lip

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    Service was average. Our main server mumbled quietly in a thick accent and my older relatives couldn’t hear what she was saying. When they asked her to repeat some things, she was visibly unhappy. Food was good but nothing stood out. We had some pretty great wines in the pairings. The ambiance felt like I was in 2005.

    Maybe my expectations were too high. Had a much better experience at EMP with the vegan menu.
     
  10. The Guglia

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    LB was the best service I’ve ever had by far.

    Felt like we had 50 servers who were always available but never annoying.
     
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  11. Montclaire de Haviland

    Montclaire de Haviland Crass with a friend, trying to be funny

    Current bros, there was a Dominican restaurant on the corner in Washington heights, and it's been some time. Arroz con pollo for like $8. There was some parks and schools to the east/ne,directly across the street, around 150s. That was legitimately the absolutely best restaurant in nyc during my time. I get the status and experience thing, I do. But it's been years and I've never had a better meal than that place. It's probably not there anymore or changed, but having had both (pretending to enjoy places like le Bernardin), I'd say that place was the best restaurant in nyc and worth the trip to a neighborhood most travelers would be nervous of for no reason
     
  12. Hank Scorpio

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    A Dominican restaurant on a corner in Washington Heights doesn't really narrow it down.
     
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  13. Heavy Mental

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    it’s not Dominican (it’s Puerto Rican), and not Wash Heights (it’s Bronx), but your post reminded me that I’ve been meaning to bring up this place La Piranha for the thread and see if anyone had been.

    this review makes it sound godly

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/dining/la-pirana-lechonera-review-pete-wells.html
     
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  14. Space

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    Super Pollo in ridgewood 5/5 stars
     
  15. Yung/Embree

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    Ohhhh fuck yeah. I get lunch delivered from there once per week.
     
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  16. BellottiBold

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    Gonna be in town this weekend and trying to decide how dumb it is for me to be a little intrigued at the thought of biking from FiDi out to Fort Tilden...
     
  17. Yung/Embree

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    I mean, you could just take the ferry.
     
  18. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    I'll have time kill Saturday Noon to 5pm. My plan was to walk soho/little italy/china town and see what I get into....

    Is there any tourist trap type stuff worth the time? Summit one vanderbilt or color factory?
     
  19. Fancy

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    Walk across the Brooklyn bridge and back and then get dim sun and Nom Wah
     
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  20. BellottiBold

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    Sounds less fun but maybe...
     
  21. Thoros of Beer

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    Which one did you go to? The one in Seven Dials was incredible.
     
  22. Lyrtch

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    Spitafields
     
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  23. Nelson

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    do it
     
  24. Yung/Embree

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    Went to Nami Nori in Williamsburg last night. Really liked it and service was awesome. Pretty limited beverage menu (outside of sake) which is a bummer but nonetheless, real good.
     
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  25. Fancy

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    Olmsted and Kendrick Lamar / Keem tonight :badasswolf:
     
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  26. ScFan27

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    I went to an Olmsted pop-up last summer at rock center overlooking St Pat’s. Food was really good. Enjoy
     
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  27. Nelson

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    Can’t think of a restaurant more overrated or that annoys me as much as Olmsted
     
  28. Fancy

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    Menu was too small for my taste but the food was good enough
     
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  29. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    I got absolutely after it imo, had a great trip. I wrote that itinerary and managed to follow it.


    Saturday-

    John's of Bleecker Street

    Garret Bar (enter through 5 guys burgers)

    walk to chinatown:
    Mei lah wah pork buns
    Super taste pork dumplings

    -back to hotel

    BondSt Sushi (reso)

    Book of Mormon (8pm)

    bars:
    Death & Co.
    Please Don't Tell (12am reso)
    House of Yes Brooklyn (1:30am)

    Sunday:

    Kazunori hand roll

    Summit One attraction

    Renew Day Spa china town (massage $50)

    SakiMai (uni Mazeman dish)

    walk around east village

    -back to hotel..

    Llama San (9pm reso)

    Raines Law Room Chelsea
    Employees Only
    Home sweet home bar


    Monday:

    Museum of illusions (10 am)

    Sushi 35 West (online order)

    to JFK (3pm)



     
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  30. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    It was too short notice for most of those places reservation wise, but I did enjoy Llama San. Thanks.

    I thought Bondst sushi was overrated. Kazunori hand rolls were probably the best meal of the trip, but sushi west 35 was also amazing. Pick up only: https://www.sushi35west.com/
     
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  31. BellottiBold

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    I tried Katana Kitten, with all its hype. The service was excellent, so good for them - but felt fairly meh about everything else.
     
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  32. Fancy

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    Long shot:

    Anyone have an extra Rage Against the Machine for Sunday? looking for GA if possible
     
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  33. Fancy

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    Ramen Ishida is my new lover

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  34. Fancy

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    Sag Harbor this weekend. I’m interested in finding a bomb sandwich on Sunday. Any recs?
     
  35. Flagpole

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    I’ve been a few times and still haven’t honed in on a cocktail I really like
     
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  36. Yung/Embree

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    The Dock House, for me. Lil' Birdie is hit and miss but when it hits...
     
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  37. BellottiBold

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    Those highballs are... fine lol
    I wanted to like that not-negroni, but it didn't do much for me. Things seem kinda bland/sweet...
     
  38. Yung/Embree

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    Wu's wonton king remains the best group dinner spot
     
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  39. Charlie Conway

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    Anyone in here ever been to The Box?

    worth it? Recommend it? Please review and advise.
     
  40. Fancy

    Fancy thanks, i hate it
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    My ex used to work there
     
  41. Heavy Mental

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    yes, it’s a fun / wild night.

    i’ve been a few times, and the experience varied considerably based on the acts that were performing.
     
  42. Charlie Conway

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    How does it work?

    You pay x to see a burlesque show and y to see an x-rated sex show?
     
  43. Heavy Mental

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    Nah, it’s just like a high end night club with a stage at front.

    Mostly table reservations with bottles, but also a GA section for a select few.

    Pretty sure the show is the same for everyone. I’m not an expert though - just been several times.

    I also haven’t been since well before pandemic. Maybe things have changed.
     
  44. MtOread

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    I struck out on getting a reservation at Carbone 30 days from now, any other Italian recs?
     
  45. teel

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    gf and her friend just went to Peasant and said it's good, Marc Forgione owns it
     
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  46. ScFan27

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    Emilios Batallo is a hot spot right now. Been around for a long time. I would put yourself on the notifications for openings if you really want to hit Carbone. People cancel all the time.
     
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  47. ANTWONE

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    Lol ended up there too many times with the happy hour crew
     
  48. Menelaus

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    Was back in city yesterday and today. Highly recommend Antoya Korean BBQ.

    Also, holy shit the new Delta Lounge at LGA is ridiculous.
     
  49. scarlet_tacos

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    Hey nyc bros. Heading into the city for few I hrs at end of October for 10th wedding anniversary. We got married weekend of hurricane sandy andour honey moon was canceled so we stayed at the the Waldorf which was pretty awesome.

    my wife was set on going to polo bar for dinner but haven’t been able to get a reservation yet. Any places with similar vibes?

    we are staying at the ludlow hotel this time.
     
  50. Menelaus

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    Overpriced midtown bistro food is not in short supply. Just go to Balthazar or Frenchette downtown for better food and great vibes
     
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