Visiting NYC for break, looking for suggestions on the best restaurants/bars/clubs/etc.

Title is pretty self explanatory. Haven't been to NYC in ~7 years, recently signed myFT BB offer, taking my girlfriend to NYC for a week at the end of March to celebrate (we're from SF). Would appreciate suggestions on restaurants, bars, clubs, places to check out, etc. Budget for the week is ~$2k. Thx in advance

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Mar 7, 2019

Good luck having a good time in nyc on a budget of 2k lol. You staying at the best western haha

2k will get you a ballin hotel for the week but not much else

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Mar 7, 2019

Yeah, this is not true.

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Mar 8, 2019

You cant even bottle service for 1oak for 2k. OP is going to be hanging with all the poors at brass monkey.

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Mar 8, 2019

The 2k is post-airfare and hotel.

Mar 7, 2019

Still not enough

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Mar 8, 2019

How many days are you staying for?

Mar 8, 2019

@EliteStudent12 Not all college kids have mommy and daddy's trust fund.

To OP, definitely do a boozy brunch. Always one of my favorites when I hit the city. Felix has a pretty good one along with Pardon My French. Just make sure to get reservations beforehand.

For restaurants, I really like Veselka. Nice Ukrainian spot in East Village.

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Mar 8, 2019

Noted. Veselka looks great, thanks for the rec. Gf is all about Russian/Ukrainian food, so we'll definitely stop by.

Mar 8, 2019

Excellent. Thank you!

Mar 14, 2019

The Good Room in Brooklyn is really hot right now.

Mar 14, 2019

suggested itinerary:

(remember, its cold now in NYC -mid 50's-, but not below freezing anymore...so a day picnic/lounging on the grass in central park won't be much fun...but neither will ice skating at roc center)

evening entertainment activities
1) stand-up comedy club (comedy cellar)
2) theatrical play
3) improv/sketch theatre (there are a couple - these are the source of saturday night live...i prefer "The Pit" over UCB)
4) dance club (latin, techno, hip hop, 80's/90's..etc....whatever you like)
5) broadway musical (find one that you like...there are many)
6) opera or ballet

i suggest having one big thing planned each day...and then figure out other stuff around it (shopping, museums,dinner, drinks, dancing, etc..)

classic new york restaurants that you should really try to goto
-WolfGangs steakhouse (many locations - get the porter house for 2, a slice of canadian bacon, and the wolfgang salad to share - trust me)
-Blue Ribbon (the original in soho on Sullivan - where chefs go late night)
-Pearl Oyster Bar in the west village (get the lobster roll and a bucket of steamers)
-Katz Deli (either the corned beef of pastrami sandwich - pickles and half sour tomatoes)
-Dons Bogam korean bbq on 32nd street in k-town -get the spicy beef bbq platter
-early brunch/lunch at Golden Unicorn in chinatown on the weekend for dim sum between 10-12 is best
-Frank (east village 5th street at 2nd ave)

just google it...you're welcome