From Right This Way, the Fodor's Blog:
If you were the Republican national committee and needed to get the list of the best restaurants in NYC who would you ask? Rudolph Guliani, of course. Here's Guliani's top 10 list for the city, and boy what a lot of variation we have here, let's see, a steak place, a steak place, and a steak place, and a steak place, and an Italian joint, and... hey look, a pizza place. The guy has only one French restaurant on there!
Don't use it as your list of must do's in New York, but I'm betting that they're all pretty good eats. By the way, Guiliani says you can use his name when you make your reservation, you just need to sound like him or his secretary ;-)
164 Mulberry St.
Between Broome and Grand Sreets
1221 Sixth Avenue (49th Street)
85 10th Avenue (15th Street)
34 E. 52nd Street
Between Madison & Park Avenues
2911 W. 15th Sreet
Between Mermaid & Surf Avenues
Goodfellas Brick Oven Pizza
1718 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
NY Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue
Between 50th & 51st Streets
250 W. 50th Sreet
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue
Peter Luger's Steakhouse
178 Broadway (Driggs Avenue)
F & J Pine Tavern
1913 Bronxdale Avenue
Here's the listing from the GOP website complete with Guliani's comments about each of them.
UPDATE (8/3/04): The link has been removed. See below.
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