The weekly IITK Sandwich Board is where you’ll find us dining out this week, or for the case of this Sandwich Board edition, where we like to take our parents when they come in to town. Think of us as your best friend you always ask for a restaurant or bar recommendation, and then what you should order once you’re there.
Who hasn’t thought “my parents are visiting me in New York and I have no idea where to take them!”? We’ve all been there, and we’ve always turned to someone for advice. You want to take them to a restaurant that epitomizes New York, an experience that they can’t get anywhere else in the world, but also has delicious food. This is your time to shine, and with our help, you’ll blow them out of the water with any of these restaurant choices. We’ve broken it up into different categories to customize it by what you’re looking for, but we can’t promise that it’ll make the decision any easier! And don’t forget, when you’re parents are in town, there’s always room for dessert. We’ll see y’all there..
IITK Sandwich Board
Eating in NYC with your parents
October 26th, 2012
Click here for a interactive map of all of the restaurants listed below!
“The Ultimate Fine Dining Experiences”
Hey, you’re parents only visit every so often so you might as well try those restaurants you’ve been dying to eat at but can’t afford! Here are our top picks for restaurants that will literally knock your socks off, but be prepared to spend at least 3 hours at the restaurant. This is more than just dinner, it’s an experience.
The Chefs Table at Brooklyn Fare
“Only in NYC”
Want to take your parents to a place they could only find in New York? Why not wow them with the food, and impress them with your city knowledge, you’re definitely a New Yorker when you’re a regular here.
(did y’all see Chef Sarah Simmons’ latest spread in Food & Wine? Check it out!)
“New York Italian”
The great part about New York is that you can find just as delicious Italian food, without the pricetag of the overseas flight. There is no shortage of wonderful Italian restaurant’s in this city but we’re only giving you two options. The first is definitely a scene, but that doesn’t diminish the quality of the food, and the second is a no-frills Italian restaurant that is always incredible.
Torrisi Italian Specialties
Some parents have stomachs of steel, and you don’t have to have one for the top chef contestant, Leah Cohen’s new LES restaurant, but you definitely can’t just be a meat and potatoes type of person. Try this out if you parents like to try something unique that they probably can’t find in their hometown. Plus, who doesn’t love Top Chef? They’ll feel very new york!
Pig and Khao
“Great Steaks without the Gimmicks”
Let’s say you’re parents are the meat-and-potato kind of people, here are our favorite New York Steakhouses. They are quintessential steakhouses that are so consistently incredible that they are the models for every other steakhouse across the country.
“For the Parents who read The NY Times and Vogue”
Some parents are on the pulse, so why not find a restaurant to match their palate as well. These restaurants are on trend, and the food is delicious. Be sure to snag a reservation in advance.
Mission Chinese Food
“For a healthier meal”
By the end of the weekend, everyone is probably ready for something lighter, but you still want to give them a New York dining experience. That means one of two options, a health conscious restaurant (that’s Rouge Tomate) or a fish/seafood restaurant. None of these skip on their décor either, which will make your parents feel swanky. Keep your eyes peeled for celebs.
It’s most likely your last chance to leave a New York Food Impression on your parents before their board their flight, catch a train or get in their car to go back home, pants a wee bit tighter around the waist. If you want something classic go with Norma’s, if you’re downtown definitely try Jeffrey’s Grocery.