Bubby's - Neat hangout in tribeca. Lots of kids. Seems like a good local area. $$, 4/4 5/26/2003, 5/25/2004
The Cupping Room. Soho. Like bubby's for good breakfast environment. There was a great "tuna benedict" $$. 4/4. 5/13/2004
Five Points Recommended Dishes: Wood oven-roasted Maine razor clams, wood oven-baked pasta, buttermilk-marinated free range chicken, char-grilled burger. Excellent lamb and wine list. $$$. 4/4. 31 Great Jones St. SoHo/NoHo/Little Italy. Between Lafayette St. and Bowery. 212-253-5700 5/15/2004.
Les Halles Downtown. French,Steakhouse. 15 John St. Chinatown/LowerManhattan. 212-285-8585. *The home of juicy steak-frites and, when he's in town, chef-writer Anthony Bourdain. 10/26/2004
Norma's. 118 W 57th. Awesome breakfast/brunch. 9.5 citysearch rating. From citysearch "Norma's glorifies traditional breakfast food almost to the point of non-recognition, with dishes like mango-papaya brown butter cinnamon crepes, foie gras brioche French toast and a shrimp, tomato and egg white frittata big enough to feed a family of four." 10/24/2004
Nobu. Tribeca. Famous Japanese, very cool decor and great chef menu. Make sure to make a reservation. I did think that Tojo's in Vancouver was better for food quality. $$$. 4/4. 5/16/2004.
Republic. Union Square. awesome drinks and food at good prices. 4/4 $$.4/4 6/20/2002, 5/26/2003.
Tamarind. 41 E 22nd st. Modern Indian cuisine. Complex spices but not searing, wonderful varieties and creativity. 4/4. 10/25/2004.
Veritas - what a wine menu! Excellent food, $$$$. 4/4. 5/24/2003
Alias - new restaurant in Clinton street, apparently the new restaurant street in nyc - 71 clinton and others nearby.Really neat idea of offering each entre in 2 different styles. Good food ideas and friendly staff. Might be trying too hard to be different as wine menu didn't appeal to me.$$$ 3/4 5/26/2003
Asia de Cuba - funky decor and food, reasonable prices, seems pretty touristy. $$$ 3/4. 5/23/2003
Balthazar. Soho. - trendy (in a decent way). Excellent eggs in pastry. Good french evening fare with good wine list. $$, 3/4 5/25/2003, 10/25/2004
Felix. Soho. decent french food. Very enjoyable with a street view. $$. 3/4. 5/11/2004
Lupa. Soho on Thompson. Good italian and very nice tuna. The rabbit appetizer had a wonderful sauce. They were very slow on the service, but also quite apologetic. $$$. 3/4. 5/12/2004
V Steakhouse. Columbus Circle. Steak nouveau in a glitzy rococo dining room with a view of central park. Great steak with sauces. I found it overpriced. $$$$. 3/4. 10/27/2004.
Han Bat. Midtown. 53 West 35th Street. Great korean food. The Pan Jun (onion pancake) was great first time but was greasy next time. This dropped a substantially in our estimation compared to the previous year, perhaps because we were more familiar with Korean food. $$. 2/4. 5/24/2003, 5/13/2004
City Hall American, Steakhouse 131 Duane St. TriBeCa .212-227-7777
El Faro (823 Greenwich St, 929-8210, Authentic Spanish cuisine)
Pastis 9 Ninth Ave. (Little W. 12th St., 212-929-4844).
Kitchen 22 40 E 22nd st.
Par Se. Super swanky nyc affiliate of French Laundry, need reservations 2 months in advance. May take late seating.
Megu. Japanese 62 Thomas.
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