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Manhattan Vegetarian - Special Occasion

Caravan of Heaven

about 17 hours ago
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Who makes the best CROQUE MONSIEUR?

But I'm sure you remember that 8-10 years ago there weren't separate boards for Manhattan vs. Outer Boroughs :)

about 17 hours ago
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Sleepy Hollow Area - Saturday Lunch

Good to know the River View Grill is worthwhile, too. I think it took over the space previously occupied by a coffee place. How nice that the weather made sitting on the roof deck an option!

about 17 hours ago
Elisa515 in New York State (exc. NYC)

entrees around $20 for tonight

I've only been to the Hudson Street location, which is fairly quiet in the evening (unlike what I've heard about the Chelsea one). It's very convenient to the 1 train, if that helps.

about 24 hours ago
Elisa515 in Manhattan

entrees around $20 for tonight

Westville (assuming you aren't limited to the Time Square area)

1 day ago
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Lunch Prowl

La Bonne Soupe

Oct 29, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Where do you eat at the Palisades Mall?

Fat Sal's in Croton? What's that?

Close, but no cigar

So, where is this place? Town or area? Or should we all just assume it's LI since you originated the thread?

Sleepy Hollow Area - Saturday Lunch

Yes! That's exactly what the sign on the other highway said. (thanks for jogging memory)

Sleepy Hollow Area - Saturday Lunch

No, that's not what I'm talking about.

There was a sign about Route 9 (not Exit 9 to and from the TZB, which is long standing) being closed in Tarrytown during the afternoon/evening on Saturday. Like i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream, it flashed by me too fast to remember.

You might want to call the State Police for more info.

Sleepy Hollow Area - Saturday Lunch

I have seen signs on the highway that Route 9 in Tarrytown will be closed for a significant part of the day on Saturday. You should check to make sure you'll actually be able to get around.

Sleepy Hollow Area - Saturday Lunch

Bridge View Tavern

http://bridgeviewtavern.com/

Dinner near 57th and 5th this Friday

How about La Bonne Soupe?

(anticipating a chorus of people telling you that $100 including drinks, tax and tip is really very little for food)

Oct 22, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Looking for a down-home, yet somewhat upscale in ambience, Italian restaurant...

Scaletta fits your description and is a pleasant 1/2 mile walk to Lincoln Center. http://www.delmonicosrestaurantgroup....

Closer is Nick and Toni's Cafe, Italian and "Mediterranean," another lovely place. http://www.nickandtoniscafe.com/

Oct 12, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Gallo's Deli in Dobbs Ferry

Mexigo in Croton. Way way better than what you described, although not quite as inexpensive.

Wither Hattie's? (Saratoga Springs)

There are some things (the sandwich, in particular, which otherwise is only available at the track in August) that are only available at the one by Exit 15.

I'll leave it to someone who has been to either or both locations recently to comment on the food quality. My mother is the Healthy Food Police when I visit, so even though she lives around the corner from the Phila Street location, she doesn't let me go there. :)

The fried chicken sandwich, at the track, is delicious.

4 lunches in Manhattan and 2 early dinners - it's all about the food!

You don't have to be a Twitter user to look someone up on Twitter. Just go to www.twitter.com the same way you get to Chowhound (somehow you're connecting to the Internet, right?), then search for @waffletruck

They list each day where each truck is, and for how long.

Oct 07, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

4 lunches in Manhattan and 2 early dinners - it's all about the food!

It looks like the Wafels and Dinges truck at 66th and Bway closes up at 9 p.m. They're on Twitter at @waffletruck

Opera: no need to dress up, unless it makes you happy to do so. If you get inside early, or have enough time at intermission, go to the lower level to look at the picture gallery and/or stop by the different floors to see the costume exhibits.

Oct 07, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

4 lunches in Manhattan and 2 early dinners - it's all about the food!

I go to the opera pretty frequently, and at this point we've decided the best way to dine is to picnic by the reflecting pool next to the Met. It's a lovely scene, and you have plenty of control over timing.

Then, if there's enough time after our salads and sandwiches, we like to go to the plaza across from Julliard and Century 21, and get dessert from the Wafels and Dinges truck. They also have good coffee.

If the weather isn't good, you can picnic indoors at the space (someone else will know what it's called) across from the State Theater where 'wichcraft has a concession. Their food is quite tasty, but you can also bring your own food into that space.

Honestly, getting in and out of restaurants in that neighborhood in time for curtain can be really stressful. Since you're eating at so many high-end places on your trip, this could be a perfect evening to dial it down a little.

Most people think the best treat during intermission is getting a glass of champagne at the bar near the balcony, looking out over the plaza and the fountain. If you want some sweets with your champagne, the bar on the lower level (below the orchestra level) has some desserts and small sandwiches.

Oct 06, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Interesting cheap eats in Midtown?

If I add my email to my profile, I can PM someone else? Or the other way around? Or both?

(I prefer not to put my email out in public--wouldn't mind messaging within CH though, which is what a PM normally is)

Oct 06, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Chef City, White Plains

Smiling here--I normally wouldn't be all that tuned into exactly which burger joint is where, but I am teaching some evening classes right now that keeps planting me at the traffic light in that area. And three times a week I think "I need to get here early one day to check out the kitchen store" and "I wonder if "Smashburger is open after 10 when I get out of class."

If I ever get my stuff together, I could just leave an hour early and accomplish both. But that would be too sensible.

Chef City, White Plains

Two separate stores. Chef City is in White Plains, Chef Central, further west on 119, is a sister store to the one with the same name in Paramus. The owner of Chef Central is the son of the owner (founder?) of the Bed, Bath and Beyond chain--but Chef Central is independent of BBB.

Chef City, White Plains

FYI, they're next to Smashburger, not Five Guys.

Interesting cheap eats in Midtown?

There's a way to send a private message on CH? I've been here since the beginning and have no idea how to do that.

(Maybe someone else can help?)

Oct 04, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Interesting cheap eats in Midtown?

Oh man...I'm so jealous! Black 47 is amazing live!

yes, I know, Not About Food.

Sep 30, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan
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Won't be returning to Per Se

I do understand the business decision. My specific response to CPalms was about his/her characterization of accommodating a solo diner as a charity case. It's not charity to accept a less-profitable customer. It's just...less profit. That isn't the same as charity, even if there's an opportunity cost.

Sep 30, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Won't be returning to Per Se

I certainly understand about maximizing revenue.

But your characterization of accepting a customer on whom they would make a profit--even if not the maximum profit potentially available--as "charity" is ridiculous.

Sep 30, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Won't be returning to Per Se

Exactly how is someone spending at least $500 on dinner considered a charity case?

Sep 30, 2014
Elisa515 in Manhattan

elita's deli, ossining

That menu bears no resemblance to anything I've actually seen at Elita's.

I don't think eat in prices would be different from take out. But then, I've only gotten food from the steam tables.

Hopscotch. Anyone been yet? [Croton-on-Hudson]

Adjacent to the Black Cow. In the space most recently occupied by Grouchy Gabe's.