Jean-Georges Vongerichten isn’t a name that rolls off the tongue of your average Londoner, yet the opening of Spice Market in the new W hotel on Leicester Square marks a return for this New York-based culinary master.
Three younger women joined me for dinner at The Mark . The first showed up in Ludivine . The second showed up in Diane Von Furstenberg . The third showed up in someone else’s Aston Martin. She usually takes the subway.
New York has fine and inexpensive restaurants. It also has plenty that serve large portions of carbohydrate-laden stodge. Here are 50 good places that I tried during an extended visit from London. Most offer value as well as decent food.