Ok, HOs. I need some quick advice on dining in Manhattan. My sister-in-law is coming in for a very quick visit starting tomorrow evening, and she is giving me ZERO to work with in terms of choosing restaurants. She says she wants to eat “everything” and that she loves everything, but she is actually an extremely picky eater with a host of weird food issues. She used to be a vegetarian but is supposedly eating meat now; however, I would NOT take her to a steakhouse. She claims Italian and Asian are her favorites, and she definitely has a sweet tooth. As far as prices, I guess I’d say under $30pp for just food? She’s from Chicago so it’s not like she thinks the Olive Garden is expensive, but I don’t think she wants to spend a fortune.
Anyway, we will be in the Rock Center area at dinnertime tomorrow and will obviously need to get away from there to find anything decent. Should I just take her down to Little Italy/Chinatown and get all of the tourist stuff over with in one go? is there ANY Italian worth eating down there? Or should we do Chinese and have Italian elsewhere? The other alternative is to head back to our place after the tree viewing - we live in Sunnyside so Salt and Fat or Sripraphai are good options for dinner.
Saturday I was thinking of taking her to Trestle on Tenth for lunch/brunch along with a walk on the Highline and trip through Times Square. Not sure what else she wants to do in terms of tourism, if anything. I would so appreciate some advice on this one - for some reason I am coming up empty!