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Where to eat between providence and Waterford, me

We will be driving from providence to Waterford on a Thursday afternoon and will stop for dinner along the way. If we follow the directions, we would exit I95 near Portland at exit 63 and wind our way up rt. 26 north. Is it worth detouring into Portland for an early dinner or is there a place along our route after we get off the highway?

Jul 14, 2014
bawc in Northern New England

lunch and dinner itinerary with 11 y.o. DS

Thank you for the recommendation of Machiavelli, it looks nice. EAT has hot pots and soups which DS will eat, but I am happy for this alternative!

Jun 10, 2014
bawc in U.K./Ireland

lunch and dinner itinerary with 11 y.o. DS

Eating plans are purely aspirational! Actually, we often order small plates, or appetizers, but a sit down rest for lunch is restorative. These are the outlines of a plan, but nothing is written in stone.

We saw Matilda last year on Broadway. We are seeing Skylight at the Wyndham theater. DS is not joining us, but will be doing the tour of the Opera House, and loves charcuterie, so maybe Opera Tavern would be a nice option.

Jun 09, 2014
bawc in U.K./Ireland

lunch and dinner itinerary with 11 y.o. DS

Love the idea of Montcalm hotel with its children's tea...Thank you for the suggestion.

No, we don't want two indian meals in one day, which is preferable, Cafe spice namaste or Dishroom? Any other suggestions near tower of London?

For chippies, is Golden Hinde or Poppies better?

DS loves chinese food, I am particular from traveling to Hong Kong for many years.. Pearl Liang's isn't that close our flat or tourist sites, is it?

St. John's Smith Square restaurant is near Westminster Abbey, so that may work, found it while doing a further search as suggested.

Terroirs in Whitehall would be near Houses of Parliament, and DS loves charcuterie (I would like the wine).

Jun 07, 2014
bawc in U.K./Ireland

lunch and dinner itinerary with 11 y.o. DS

We will be renting a flat in Knightsbridge for a week mid-June. DH and I are former New Yorkers who love good food, DS will eat a variety, but not sandwiches, no sauces or dressing. He is well mannered in restaurants, but a very light eater. I am outlining our dining options now. Nothing worse than an overtired child and parents and no food in sight and no options available! Chowhounds have been very helpful in getting this far! In other travels, tapas and small plates often work well.

Monday: arrive from the US at flat around 11.
Coffee and a light snack on Brompton Road: Cafe Valerie?). Go to Film Museum for Bond Exhibit
Lunch: EAT or Great Queen St. Restaurant
Market at Wainbridge on Motcomb St. or M&S near Covent Garden for breakfast and snacks, Paul's for fresh bread and Pastries
Dinner: Le Metro on Basil St. (3 minutes from flat)

Tuesday
Lunch near British Museum Great Queen St. if we didn't make it on Monday or British Tavern or Moti Mahtal
Afternoon in Greenwich
Dinner: take away from market in Greenwich, or Ottolenghi or go out to Manoush

Wednesday
Tower of London, St. Paul
Lunch; Cafe Spice Namaste
Museum of London, walk through a Park or Tate Museum depending on weather in afternoon
AfternoonTea ?
Dennis Severs Museum 6-7
Dinner: Dishroom or Poppies

Thursday
Tour of Westminster Abbey, Changing of the Horse Guards, Banqueting Hall
Lunch: j. sheekey, Barrafina, Boca di Lupo
2:30 Tour of the Royal Opera House
Dinner: Hedone (reservations made, they say they will accommodate DS who eats variety, but without sauces, etc..a little concerned)

Friday:
Noon tour of Harry Potter Studio with DS. What to do about lunch?
DH at Apsley House and National Gallery. lunch at NG
Afternoon Tea: The Wolseley?
7:30 theater
Late quick supper (babysitter with DS): L'Atelier Joel Robuchon

Saturday:
Tour of House of Parliament. Open afternoon
Lunch?
Dinner?

Sunday: Meeting London friends with their DS for lunch.
Dinner: Take out or Eberly Wine Bar
Pack for early departure next morning

Jun 06, 2014
bawc in U.K./Ireland

Indian, Chinese, middle eastern food near Knightsbridge/belgravia

Thank you for taking the time to reply.
Can I bring my well behaved son to Ebury? DH loves his wine with good food.
Which would be best with DS as well, Maroush or Ishbilia or
Beiteddine? The more casual, the better.
Amaya or Chutney Mary for Indian?

Jun 03, 2014
bawc in U.K./Ireland

Indian, Chinese, middle eastern food near Knightsbridge/belgravia

We are renting a flat in the pont street mews, in Knightsbridge, and seeking some good casual ethnic food in the area. We will have our 11 y.o. DS with us, and who will no doubt be tired after a long day sightseeing. I don't plan on cooking much, but may bring in some take out or eat casually in the neighborhood. Local gastro pubs would also be nice.

May 21, 2014
bawc in U.K./Ireland

revised dinner list near Palomar Hotel

Thanks to al lthe help from the this forum, we have revised our reservations, but with a few questions.
Friday: Frontera Grill
Saturday: Piccolo Sogno Due (is it better than Balena?)
Sunday: Sable
Monday: Embeya

DH loves french food, so since he is working during this trip, I may change Embeya. Which is better Bavette or La Sardine?

We canceled Publican (too noisy), and Naha (too expensive and DS wanted the most expensive entree on the menu).

Lunch possibilities are Portillo for hot dogs, Pizano for Pizza or Lou Malnati, maybe Little Goat, and some of the recommendations near Wrigley Field. I hope to get to the French Market as well. Is it open but less frantic on weekends?

DS asked if he could try each of the doughnut place and compare them all. At 53 lbs, he can afford to, but I am not sure I can!

Apr 20, 2014
bawc in Chicago Area

dinner selections near Palomar with 10 y.o.

I prefer authentic Asian, after many trips to the orient, and that is what we eat near home. Portillo's sounds up his alley. Other than chili, he likes his hot dogs without adornment .

Apr 17, 2014
bawc in Chicago Area

dinner selections near Palomar with 10 y.o.

Wow, so many wonderful choices and suggestions!

I could only get a reservation at Frontera Grill on Friday, so I may move Embeya off the list, but looking for another good asian food, since it is my son's favorite cuisine; Any suggestions in the Japanese/Chinese/Vietnamese group?

Love the menu at Publican, but hate really noisy places...perhaps we should choose a night other than Saturday...thinking of substituting Piccolo Sogno Due that night.

Is Sable the same quality as the others? I have a tendency to avoid hotel restaurants.

Pizza lunch sounds like it would fit with our trip to the Field Museum, thanks for that as well!

And finally, DS is a hot dog/sausage foodie. Any suggestions for lunch (I admit not my favorite, but the things we do for our kids...)

Apr 07, 2014
bawc in Chicago Area

dinner selections near Palomar with 10 y.o.

As always, most helpful!

Could you tell me why Publican is not liked? Is it the food, the ambiance or the noise?

Apr 07, 2014
bawc in Chicago Area

dinner selections near Palomar with 10 y.o.

Thanks for all the feedback, this is lining up to be a wonderful eating experience!

Of the restaurants mentioned for lunch, near the AI, would they also be convenient for the visiting the Shed, the Field Museum, etc...?

I gather we should try to avoid eating near the Navy Pier.

And if we can squeeze it in, anything near the Science Museum?

Love all the breakfast options. My son is not a big morning eater (I caught him slipping his fruit to the dog today). While not up there on the nutrition scale, he does have a fondness for doughnuts. Anything near the hotel or sights?

Apr 07, 2014
bawc in Chicago Area

dinner selections near Palomar with 10 y.o.

Thank you for all your wonderful information, it is most helpful. I made a reservation for frontera grill, I wasn't familiar with that reservation website. Love the pizza suggestions, I am sure that will work one of the days, since we plan on visiting all those museums.

Any other breakfast suggestions near our hotel? Something relatively quick and kid friendly, if there is a line in the hotel, and we want to move on?

Any information on a restaurant called ( I think) Russian tea time? Serving dumplings or pierogi near the Art Institure. A friend mentioned it to me but couldn't remember exact information.

Apr 05, 2014
bawc in Chicago Area

dinner selections near Palomar with 10 y.o.

Is little goat in the River north area, or by any of the tourist sights or museums or Wrigley field?

Apr 04, 2014
bawc in Chicago Area

dinner selections near Palomar with 10 y.o.

We will be staying at the Palomar hotel with our 10 y.o. DS while my DH attends a conference in early May. We have dinner reservations at the following restaurants, but I am not sure if they will work with DS along. He is well behaved and used to restaurants, but is a light eater.

Friday:Embeya..Menu may be too limited although DS loves Asian
Saturday: Publican
Sunday Sable
Monday: Naha very pricey?

On the list, but not sure if they would be preferable are:
Piccolo Sogno Due
Perennial Vivant
Mercat a la Planxa
Topolobampo (not available)

Either for lunch, or for a casual dinner, we should probably try one chicago style pizza, although we tend to like thin crispy crusts. DS and I will be on our own during the day, hitting all the tourist sights and museums, so we might grab a pizza then.

And any suggestions for breakfast or lunch around Wrigley Field would be great--we are taking a tour, but the game is not until the evening, so crowds should not be an issue.

Apr 03, 2014
bawc in Chicago Area

best cooked lobster take out in Eastham or Orleans?

We want to order some cooked lobsters for take out (serving it a home while the kids get hot dogs). We are in South Eastham. Nauset fish market, Friendly fisherman, Mac's, arnolds are all nearby. Any preferences?

Aug 22, 2013
bawc in Southern New England

Avenue N, good for casual occasion dinner?

We decided on new rivers, because we could get a reservation. To be honest, we were underwhelmed. Nothing really wrong with the food, but nothing mind-blowing either. And there was an interminable wait between the appetizers and the main course, clearly the kitchen was having an issue...it wasn't that crowded on a Wednesday night, but not empty either. We felt we would have been better off at chez pascal. Perhaps Gracie's would have been a better choice, but it is less casual. We celebrated my cousin's graduation from her medical residency there at the end of June, and it suited the occasion (and we were going on to Trinity Rep, so it worked doubly well!).

Aug 02, 2013
bawc in Southern New England

Avenue N, good for casual occasion dinner?

We are going out for a birthday celebration with 10 y.o in tow. How is the food at Avenue N? Haven't found much feedback. Our first choice is North, but I don't know if we can get in without a long wait, and my back up in New Rivers (We have been to Chez pascal and Broadway Bistro within the last few two weeks, our perennial favorites).

Jul 30, 2013
bawc in Southern New England

arnolds or friendly fisherman this year?

I promised DH one fried fish platter during our week in Eastham. This year my 89 y.o. father will be joining us as well, along with our 10 y.o. son.
My Dad is pretty game in terms of atmosphere and casualness, and very limber, but he is a selective fish eater, ditto for DH. Of course, the latter would probably opt for chicken finger and fries! Would you recommend one over the other? I know both are on the road to Truro, where we will be visiting family.

Also promised DH we would order a cooked lobster (he is the only one who enjoys it). Last year we picked it up (we ordered ahead of time) from Sir Cricket (or is that the name of the fried food store next door?), is there somewhere closer in Eastham? We are staying on Mary Chase Road which I think is South Eastham.

Jul 16, 2013
bawc in Southern New England

Locanda verde or colicchio and sons?

DH and I will be back in town for the weekend in a few weeks. Trying to decide between these two restaurants. DS is off at camp so this is a rare dinner out alone. We recently returned from two weeks in Italy, so the food bar is even higher. Service with a smile would be nice too!

Jul 04, 2013
bawc in Manhattan

Itinerary Advice - Rome, Naples, Lerici, Herculaneum

Is Viva lo re open on Sundays?

Jun 04, 2013
bawc in Italy

Renato e Luisa, La Gensola or ?

Just be aware that Renato doesn't open for dinner until 8:30 at night. Sounded wonderful, however...just too late for my son.

Jun 03, 2013
bawc in Italy

any feedback on 76 Pleasant St or Maurice in Paris, ME?

Thank you for your reply. Any other suggestions in the area?

May 21, 2013
bawc in Northern New England

any feedback on 76 Pleasant St or Maurice in Paris, ME?

We will be staying in Paris, ME while visiting our son at campin Waterford. Any feedback on 76 Pleasant Street (actually in Norway, ME) or Maurice's French Restaurant? Any other suggestions? We will be taking our son out to dinner with on Saturday evening. He loves duck, steak, etc... but not seafood, pizza or burgers.

May 19, 2013
bawc in Northern New England

Capital Culinarian Grill vrs. BlueStar Grill

I have a grill on my 36" culinarian. I am very disappointed with it, since it does not burn that hot. Good for grilling vegetables, but failed miserably grilling hot dogs, steak, etc...I called culinarian and had a repairman over, but they said that is the way it is made.

May 15, 2013
bawc in Cookware

Providence weeknight birthday dinner with family

We decided on Capriccio. But plan on visiting Broadway Bistro soon!

May 15, 2013
bawc in Southern New England

dinner near Park Theater in Cranston?

Thank you. Will let you know what we decide

May 14, 2013
bawc in Southern New England

dinner near Park Theater in Cranston?

Love cafe itri...Spain not so much. We went to Cafe itri last time, because Spain had a wait of an hour! Are any of the other restaurants on the same street as CI as good?

May 13, 2013
bawc in Southern New England

dinner near Park Theater in Cranston?

Any suggestions for a restaurant near the Park Theater in Cranston, open on a Sunday evening?

May 11, 2013
bawc in Southern New England

open monday lunch near Coliseum

Thanks, that should be a pleasant alternative.

May 05, 2013
bawc in Italy