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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 .

about 17 hours ago
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

open monday lunch near Coliseum

We are visiting the forum early on a Monday morning in June, then taking a lunch break before doing an underground coliseum tour. Where we can we eat nearby that is open on Monday, has options other than sandwiches and pizza? We will have our 9 y.o. son with us.
Loved the help on my earlier question for Sunday dinner!

May 04, 2013
bawc in Italy

Providence weeknight birthday dinner with family

We felt the Dorrance could get very loud if we overlap with happy hour, since dinner will be on the earlier side with my son along on a school night.

May 02, 2013
bawc in Southern New England

Sunday dinner near Largo Argentina in June

Thank you. I was taking advantage of the discussion to plan our other evening meals, if we choose not to go out every night, and for bread for breakfast.

May 02, 2013
bawc in Italy

Sunday dinner near Largo Argentina in June

I checked, and There is a left luggage area in Ercolano, However, for ease of travel, we may have the driver wait anyway. Viva lo Re is open on Sunday?

May 02, 2013
bawc in Italy

Sunday dinner near Largo Argentina in June

Sounds lovely. I had thought about having the car drop us off in Ercolo, and leaving the luggage at the train station in order to save money ( i worry about paying the driver to wait while we lunch ), but it may not be worth the hassle with child and luggage.

May 01, 2013
bawc in Italy

Sunday dinner near Largo Argentina in June

As a former born and bred New Yorker, I can relate to dealing with attitude.
Since we have the apt. we may go to Roscioli or Forno Campo di fiori for food to bring back for dinner. I hope to enjoy the terrace with a nice glass of wine and our purchases.

May 01, 2013
bawc in Italy

Sunday dinner near Largo Argentina in June

Thank you for all your help. I will review the menu options and make sure there is something that appeals to my son. Would Forno Campo di Fiori be a good option for another night, as well as ditterambo (pasta and pizza Bianca are safe bets with kids...).?

May 01, 2013
bawc in Italy

Providence weeknight birthday dinner with family

Looking for some new ideas for dinner with my husband (his birthday) and (almost) 10 y.o. son. We have been to Chez Pascal (our favorite) cook and brown, and Gracie's recently. Please Help me narrow down my list or tell me if I missed something:
Broadway Bistro,
Julian's
North
Baccaro
Siena
Capriccio
New Rivers

May 01, 2013
bawc in Southern New England