Saturday, January 24, 2009
New York City is known for having some of the best restaurants in the world. I've eaten in several places in New York and added two decent ones this past week. The first one was Pastis in the Meat Packing District. Every restaurant in that district should be good otherwise it'll go out of business because of competition. I was expecting a good meal because this place was jam packed, it smelled of garlic and it was French. It was not good. I wouldn't say it was terrible, but it definitely didn't live up to expectations. Don't go there, go somewhere else.
The next restaurant I went to was Harry's in downtown. Harry's is an establishment for the finance community. Brokers, Hedge fund managers, traders, etc all go there for happy hour and sometimes dinner. Our waiter said they had the best steaks in town. Again, I was disappointing. Just average. But I definitely suggest going there as it is so well known. Added benefit to Harry's: You could bitch smack one of those greedy wall street bastards.