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  • Post #91 - September 22nd, 2017, 12:08 pm
    Post #91 - September 22nd, 2017, 12:08 pm Post #91 - September 22nd, 2017, 12:08 pm
    There's a Xi'an Famous Foods in Midtown if that isn't already on your food itinerary.
  • Post #92 - September 22nd, 2017, 12:12 pm
    Post #92 - September 22nd, 2017, 12:12 pm Post #92 - September 22nd, 2017, 12:12 pm
    All awesome recommendations. Thank you.
  • Post #93 - October 6th, 2017, 12:29 pm
    Post #93 - October 6th, 2017, 12:29 pm Post #93 - October 6th, 2017, 12:29 pm
    On my trip, I was able to get to Dhaulagiri Kitchen. As cilantro stated, delicious and cheap. If I lived near there I would go once or twice a week. Thanks again.

    Dhaulagiri Kitchen
    124 Lexington Ave
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 675-7679
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  • Post #94 - March 6th, 2018, 10:19 pm
    Post #94 - March 6th, 2018, 10:19 pm Post #94 - March 6th, 2018, 10:19 pm
    My parents complain about the lack of invites they get to the trips I go on, sooooo..

    They're coming with me to Manhattan for a couple days, haha.

    They're a bit picky (Mom is health forward, and Dad is adventurous enough for sushi but that's the spectrum), so I'm hoping to find a recommendation for an American restaurant and keep the bill under 200-150 for 3 people.

    Gastropub would fit the idea. Any places (or classic/must do sit downs) that are a cut above the rest or any too hyped thrillist places to avoid?

    As much as I'd love to dive into Indian, Omakase, or Spanish for a sit down meal I'm sacrificing for them :]

    Thanks!
  • Post #95 - March 7th, 2018, 1:28 pm
    Post #95 - March 7th, 2018, 1:28 pm Post #95 - March 7th, 2018, 1:28 pm
    Haha good luck with trip!

    Where in Manhattan are you staying ? Then can provide a suggestion or two. I am in NYC 3 to 4 times per year
  • Post #96 - March 7th, 2018, 1:45 pm
    Post #96 - March 7th, 2018, 1:45 pm Post #96 - March 7th, 2018, 1:45 pm
    My first thought was Prune! I'll bet both parents would be satisfied based on their requirements.
  • Post #97 - March 7th, 2018, 6:32 pm
    Post #97 - March 7th, 2018, 6:32 pm Post #97 - March 7th, 2018, 6:32 pm
    Eli's Table: beautifully-prepared American bistro fare on The Upper East Side. The restaurant is located in Eli's Manhattan(the flagship store of Eli Zabar's-same family as Zabar's/different company-empire). And, before or after your dinner(unless you chose the cheese course, of course/curated by my department) you could come downstairs and I would gladly sample you cheese from one of the best cheese departments in the country. Eli's really is a quintessential New York thing.
    Being gauche rocks, stun the bourgeoisie
  • Post #98 - March 7th, 2018, 11:43 pm
    Post #98 - March 7th, 2018, 11:43 pm Post #98 - March 7th, 2018, 11:43 pm
    chunker wrote:Haha good luck with trip!

    Where in Manhattan are you staying ? Then can provide a suggestion or two. I am in NYC 3 to 4 times per year


    Probably Midtown but MTA cards let us go anywhere. Go wild!
  • Post #99 - March 8th, 2018, 8:46 am
    Post #99 - March 8th, 2018, 8:46 am Post #99 - March 8th, 2018, 8:46 am
    Union Square Cafe for a classic

    In Midtown: Lillie’s or The Smith

    May push your budget but check out The Dutch or Gotham Bar & Grill.

    Prune was excellent for brunch when I went.

    If you get a chance to sneak away for lunch, Indian Accent in Midtown has a great 2 course lunch menu!
  • Post #100 - March 8th, 2018, 10:33 am
    Post #100 - March 8th, 2018, 10:33 am Post #100 - March 8th, 2018, 10:33 am
    chunker wrote:Union Square Cafe for a classic

    In Midtown: Lillie’s or The Smith

    May push your budget but check out The Dutch or Gotham Bar & Grill.

    Prune was excellent for brunch when I went.

    If you get a chance to sneak away for lunch, Indian Accent in Midtown has a great 2 course lunch menu!

    I've had a few other mentions for Smith as well. Thanks for the suggestions, they all sound great!

    WhyBeeSea wrote:My first thought was Prune! I'll bet both parents would be satisfied based on their requirements.

    Appreciate it :D

    Christopher Gordon wrote:Eli's Table: beautifully-prepared American bistro fare on The Upper East Side. The restaurant is located in Eli's Manhattan(the flagship store of Eli Zabar's-same family as Zabar's/different company-empire). And, before or after your dinner(unless you chose the cheese course, of course/curated by my department) you could come downstairs and I would gladly sample you cheese from one of the best cheese departments in the country. Eli's really is a quintessential New York thing.

    If we get up there, that sounds delightful. We're all big cheese fans. Hopefully when I lay out all of these suggestions that will strike a chord.

    Thanks everyone! Very helpful.
  • Post #101 - April 6th, 2018, 8:28 am
    Post #101 - April 6th, 2018, 8:28 am Post #101 - April 6th, 2018, 8:28 am
    Just got back from NYC spring break trip and had some excellent meals.

    Lafayette in east village was the best. Really good all the way around but the highlight was the caramel dessert - save space.

    The Smith (Midtown) was also very tasty but packed and extremely loud. The 'turn the table' mentality was absurd as the waitress hovered over us pushing the meal along - to the point of really annoying. The restroom situation there was very unique - down the stairs to a long room with 10 or so water closets (toilets) on one wall and a wall of sinks/mirrors on the other. Don't be surprised when a member of the opposite sex comes out of the room before you.

    Had 2 very good (and less $$$) meals (a lunch and a dinner later in the week) at Yuqi Thai on 9th near 53rd. Small and unassuming with decently authentic food.

    A non food rec for 'day of ' Broadway tix was the TKTS booth down at the South Street seaport. The one on Times Sq was always packed (hour wait at least) so we stopped by the lower Manhattan one when we were at the 9/11 memorial. No line and three 8th row center tix for Waitress for $115/ea.
  • Post #102 - May 8th, 2018, 5:23 pm
    Post #102 - May 8th, 2018, 5:23 pm Post #102 - May 8th, 2018, 5:23 pm
    Any ramen lovers or even ramen likers visiting New York would be wise to head to Ramen Shack in Queens. The tiny shop is about as no frills as a restaurant can be, but they're putting out some spectacular bowls of soup.

    IMG_2680 3.jpg

    I decided to go all out and treat myself to The Quiet Storm which, at $18, was the most expensive bowl in the place. This incredibly rich soup included a 13-ingredient broth, soy sauce tare, gyofun, pork belly, spinach, menma, scallions, naruto, nori and outstanding housemade noodles. The egg was an add-on that really should be mandatory.
  • Post #103 - May 9th, 2018, 5:44 am
    Post #103 - May 9th, 2018, 5:44 am Post #103 - May 9th, 2018, 5:44 am
    That is one gorgeous bowl of ramen!
    I find the pastrami to be the most sensual of all the salted, cured meats. (Seinfeld)

    Twitter: brbinchicago
  • Post #104 - May 31st, 2018, 7:04 am
    Post #104 - May 31st, 2018, 7:04 am Post #104 - May 31st, 2018, 7:04 am
    I've not been but this Eater YouTube video on Le Coc Rico in New York City has me planning a trip. ----> Link

    The original Le Coc Rico in Paris. ----> Link

    Winner Winner, Sensational Chicken Dinner!

    Le Coq Rico
    30 E 20th St
    New York, NY 10003
    http://www.lecoqriconyc.com
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #105 - September 8th, 2018, 3:14 pm
    Post #105 - September 8th, 2018, 3:14 pm Post #105 - September 8th, 2018, 3:14 pm
    I’m on my way back to New York next month. This time, the Chow Poodle is coming along and has made a specific request; dinner at a Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown. I’m looking for a place down there that’s maybe a step or so above a bare bones noodle/dumpling joint, with a full menu. Any suggestions?
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #106 - September 8th, 2018, 3:43 pm
    Post #106 - September 8th, 2018, 3:43 pm Post #106 - September 8th, 2018, 3:43 pm
    stevez wrote:I’m on my way back to New York next month. This time, the Chow Poodle is coming along and has made a specific request; dinner at a Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown. I’m looking for a place down there that’s maybe a step or so above a bare bones noodle/dumpling joint, with a full menu. Any suggestions?


    Assuming you mean Manhattan's Chinatown?
  • Post #107 - September 8th, 2018, 6:03 pm
    Post #107 - September 8th, 2018, 6:03 pm Post #107 - September 8th, 2018, 6:03 pm
    Limiting to just Manhattan, and in increasing order of steps above noodle/dumpling joint:

    1. Spicy Village (for “Big Tray Chicken”)
    2. Mission Chinese (<ducks as people throw things at him> — it’s good, dammit!)
    3. Tang Hotpot (Important Disclaimer: I still haven’t been able to get into this place, after 3 tries. Looks very good, though!)

    Plenty of good Chinese in the East Village too, now; I am particularly a fan of The Ma La Project.
  • Post #108 - September 8th, 2018, 9:14 pm
    Post #108 - September 8th, 2018, 9:14 pm Post #108 - September 8th, 2018, 9:14 pm
    gastro gnome wrote:
    stevez wrote:
    Assuming you mean Manhattan's Chinatown?


    Yeah. Manhattan's Chinatown. A trip to Queens is out this time.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #109 - September 10th, 2018, 6:56 am
    Post #109 - September 10th, 2018, 6:56 am Post #109 - September 10th, 2018, 6:56 am
    cilantro wrote:Limiting to just Manhattan, and in increasing order of steps above noodle/dumpling joint:

    1. Spicy Village (for “Big Tray Chicken”)
    2. Mission Chinese (<ducks as people throw things at him> — it’s good, dammit!)
    3. Tang Hotpot (Important Disclaimer: I still haven’t been able to get into this place, after 3 tries. Looks very good, though!)

    Plenty of good Chinese in the East Village too, now; I am particularly a fan of The Ma La Project.


    Made a stop into ma la project last month and it was fantastic! I second that recommendation although it isn't in Chinatown.

    Some other places on my list that I've been meaning to try:
    (the aforementioned) spicy village
    456 Shanghai cuisine
    great NY noodle town
    Shanghai Asia minor
    super taste
  • Post #110 - September 14th, 2018, 8:49 am
    Post #110 - September 14th, 2018, 8:49 am Post #110 - September 14th, 2018, 8:49 am
    Not sure what thread this should go in since we have about three covering nyc/long island/brooklyn. I will let the mods be the judge of that.

    I had a very nice meal at Dino in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. We had the Spaghetti Carbonara with pancetta, egg, black pepper, and pecorino and the Rigatoni Ragú with meatballs, sausage, tomato gravy, and ricotta. The carbonara came with a fried egg which was a nice touch and pretty tasty after mixing it altogether. The ricotta was excellent. We were very happy with our meal and would definitely go back.

    Dino is a neighborhood gem kind of place. Small. Very good service. Reasonable portions. The wine list is not large but a good selection. I will note that wine prices seem generally higher in NYC than Chicago. For instance, we each had wine at $15 a glass, which was the same price as the meal. There were not a lot of less expensive by-the-glass options. On the other hand, $15 dollars for the pasta seemed slightly less than what we would pay for the same dish in Chicago. In any case, both the food and wine were very good.

    Went around 9:00 on a Wednesday and it was packed. Seriously packed. If you need a little personal space this may not be a good choice.

    Dino
    222 Dekalb Avenue
    Brooklyn NY 11205
    info@dinobk.com
    tel 718 222 1999

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