Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Suggestions from NYC Bloggers, Please!

Dear NYC-based banded bloggers (and others who may be in-the-know)

On 10 December hubby & I celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. And, what better place to do that than in the city where we got married - NYC! Now, this isn't our first visit to the city (in fact it will be my 15th [or thereabouts] and hubby's 12th [or thereabouts]), but it will be our first since I have been banded. So, I'm asking for a little help here on where would be a good place for us to celebrate our anniversary with lunch or dinner on Friday 10 December:

somewhere that hubby can have a good meal but where I can also eat a band-sized portion and not look like a freak
somewhere a little bit special, but not somewhere that we have to dress up in designer togs (because we don't own any) in order to fit in - casual-casual as opposed to smart-casual would be the preferred dress code!
somewhere that isn't the Rainbow Room (done it, not impressed) or River Cafe (done it enough times and ready to try somewhere new)
somewhere like Sarabeth's (done it, like it) or Good Enough to Eat (same)

Thank you in advance!


  1. For Dinner: Lincoln, brand new, call now for a reservation 142 W 65th St between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway (212-359-6500).
    Lunch : Flex Mussels, lunch as you desired, Bistro, cool casual, friendly
    174 E 82nd St (between Lexington and Third Aves)212-717-7772

    I live here, and this is where I would go !!!

  2. oh I will be there in October-good idea...taking notes right now!

  3. Great idea! I will be taking notes as well!

  4. You should go to Blue Ribbon (and get the Oxtail Marmalade - OMG. . AMAZING -; or
    Red Cat or The Harrison (

    Phenominal food, and all three spots are real neighborhood places. They are all fit for serious foodies, but you can wear jeans and a nice top or a cute dress.

    Also, be sure to let me know if you will have time for a bandster brunch -- we can surely set something up so that you can meet some of the NYC crew! :)

  5. My favorite restaurant: Perilla, which is Harold Dieterle's place (the first winner of Top Chef.)
    It is AMAZING and very down to earth.
    On Great Jones Street, dowtown..