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November 10, 2006


Colette Ballou Lamotte

You just LOVE calling my bluff, don't you? And in public, no less. Consider the stakes raised ... nicely done, BTW.

Romain Nouzareth

Thx Colette... For your pleasure, here is the tourist list again (it's coming from A Small World BTW...)

Harry Cipriani (Hassam & Sergio) – Currently closeed but when reopened it is the best most chic/fun but expensive NY styled restaurant in town...
Sherry Netherlands Hotel
Fifth Avenue & 59th Street
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 753-5566

The Four Seasons – The business lunch spot in NYC
99 East 52nd Street
(Between Lexington & Park Avenues)
Phone: 212-754-9494

Le Bilboquet – The Euro scene & fun - great for Saturday brunch
25 E. 63rd Street
New York, NY 10021
Cross Street: Between Madison and Park Avenues
Phone: (212) 751-3036

340 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013-2210
Phone: (212) 431-0021

La Goulue Restaurant – NY elite social scene bistro
746 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021-7052
Cross Street: Between 64th and 65th Streets
Phone: 2129888169

Cipriani Downtown – Coolest restaurant in Soho, ie the scene
376 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012-4302
Phone: (212) 343-0999

Baraonda - Great neighborhood Italian but often crowded
1439 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10021-3304
Cross Street: 75th Street.
Phone: (212) 288-8555

Fred's at Barney's New York
660 Madison Ave 9th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Cross Street: 60th Street
Phone: (212) 833-2200

Pastis – Great weekend brunch spot with hip scene
9th Avenue & Little West 12th Street
Phone: 212-929-4844

Gramercy Tavern – Great bar brunch spot
42 East 20th Street
Between Broadway & Park Avenue
Phone: 212-477-0777

Nello – Great Italian sidewalk bistro on Madison Ave
696 Madison Ave
(Between 62nd & 63rd Streets)
Phone: 212-980-9099

The Oyster Bar – A great NYC seafood/lobster institution
Lower Level Grand Central Station
42nd Street & Park Ave
Phone: 212-490-6650

The Boat House in Central Park – Great for brunch, drinks & dinner, great view
72nd Street off Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Phone: 212-517-2233

The Regency Hotel – The NY business "power-breakfast' spot
540 Park Avenue, (Corner of 61st Street)
Phone: 212-759-4100

Georges (du chef français du meme nom, super classe)
Craft Restaurant 43 East 19th (wood everywhere)
Lucky 35 East 18th (white Brazilian)
Morrelsrestaurant 900 Broadway (20th Street) – 212 253 6900
Chez Esaada East Village
Nell’s 14th bet 7th and 8th Aves.
Chez Josephine 42nd 7Ave
Hudson hotel 58-59 st /10 Ave


Nobu 57 – The hippest spot in Midtown
40 West 57th Street
(between 5th & 6th Aves)
Phone: (212) 575-3000

Cipriani Downtown (Francios) – The hippest downtown hot spot
376 West Broadway
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 343-0999

Megu – Lavish Tribeca Japanese Restaurant
62 Thomas St
New York, NY 10013
Cross Street: Church Street
Phone: (212) 964-7777

Le Bernardin – NYC institution of fine dining, expensive
155 West 51st Street, between 6th & 7th Aves
Phone: 212-554-1515

Elaine’s – The uptown film, television & Broadway eatery and institution
Second Avenue
(Between 88th & 89th Streets)
Phone: (212) 534-8103

Asia de Cuba (Asian fusion food)
237 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Cross Street: Between 37th Street and 38th Street
Phone: (212) 726-7755

EN Japanese Brasserie
435 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
Cross Street: Leroy Street
Phone: 212-647-9196

Cafe Boulud – Classic French bistro
20 E 76th St
New York, NY 10021
Cross Street: Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue
Phone: (212) 772-2600

Rao’s – Considered one of the best Italian food in NYC if you can get a reservation
455 East 114th Street
Spanish Harlem
New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212-722-6709

David Burke & Donatella – Trendy Upper Eastside Eatery
133 E 61st St
New York, NY 10021
Cross Street: Between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue
Phone: (212) 813-2121

Park Avenue Cafe – Chic Upper Eastside Eatery
100 E. 63rd Street
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (866) 325-8769

Tse Yang – Gourmet Chinese Food
34 East 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 688-5447

Spice Market – The Scene, and pretty good food as well
13th Street & 9th Avenue
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 675-2323

NOBU – The best Japanese Restaurant in NYC
105 Hudson Street
(corner of Franklin, Tribeca)
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 219-0500

Balthazar – Large French late night & brunch bistro, great for sea food
80 Spring Street
(between Bway & Cosby Sts)
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 965-1414

OPIA – Great after work for drinks, they have live music several nights a week
120 East 57th Street
(corner of Lexington Avenue)
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 668-3939

Mr. Chow – Great Chinese food and best hip Sunday dinner scene
325 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 751-9030

Raoul’s – Cool Soho eatery
180 Prince Street
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 966-3518

Bond Street – Great for sushi and cool scene
6 Bond Street
(Downtown New York)
Phone: 212-777-2500

Blue Water Grill – Seafood & cool scene
31 Union Square West (16th Street)
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 675-9500

21 Club – A, NYC institution, great for business lunch or dinner
21 West 52nd Street, Between 5th & 6th Aves

Colette Ballou Lamotte

And I was REALLY looking forward to your best resto recommendations -- esp. the ones for tourists, like me.

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