Hi NY experts,
We are a couple (Germans, 28 & 31) visiting New York for the first time in September (6 nights, Sunday – Saturday). As we don’t just want to follow our guide book and end up where all the other tourists go to, we are looking for some recommendations for restaurants (for dinner) and bars.
Location-wise: we are staying at the Westin Grand Central – but that should not limit our choices. We are happy to travel around to have a nice evening.
Restaurants: we are foodies and like all different kind of cuisines, so no preference. Regarding the budget, some cheaper recommendation (< 30-40 USD for a main) as wells as higher priced recommendations (< 60-70 USD for a main) would be highly appreciated For one nights we also would like to have the blow-out top-notch dinner We prefer a hip, trendy, fancy location (or whatever you call it) over a more traditional (old-fashioned) location.
Bars: we are looking for some (again) chic, hip, trendy, fancy bars or rooftop bars. We don’t want to dance and party all night long, but just some cool places to have a couple of drinks. Again a mixture of high priced and moderate priced bars would be great
We also like to just stroll around and pop into places which look good. So in case, you don’t have any specific places in mind, what are the areas/neighborhoods where we should just walk around and try to find a nice spot?
Thank you so much guys in advance! Every recommendation is highly appreciated – we just don’t want to come back from NY with the feeling to missed to places-to-be.