Subject: Re: New York City Restaurant Week
Hi Judy,

So you're not just looking for places offering the Restaurant Week deal? Well that certainly sheds some more light.

We're not meat eaters either, definitely more fish. So here are some of our favorites - and they may or may not be participating in Restaurant Week.

Aqua Grill in Soho - one of the best fish places in NY Blue Water Grill in Flat Iron/Union Square area- also fab fish. Danal - French - East Village - lovely outdoor patio Aleo - W. 20th St. - Med/Ital. - outdoor dining China Grill- near hotel - Chinese/fusion (best dish: Lobster crepes) Trattoria del'Arte - near hotel. Italian. Best antipasta bar in NY. Molyvos - near hotel. Fantastic greek. Wonderful fish.

Then you have the list I gave you yesterday. Yes, I love Brasserie 8 1/2. (which is near your hotel) If you're here for Sunday brunch, Brasserie 8 1/2 does a fantastic one.

I'll disagree about the recommendation for Tropica. The food is okay, but overpriced. It's in Grand Central Station and often a place for business people to have a biz dinner before catching their trains back to the burbs. I think it's a big yawn. (but that's what makes horseraces).

If you're in Grand Central Station, avoid the famous Oyster Bar. It's living on it's past reputation. The service is some of the worst I've ever experienced, the prices are outrageous, the decor is non-existant and the food is medicore.

All these places are in the Zagat Guide.

Candice NYC