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Best evening out in Harlem?

Have friends coming in and would like to take them to a great restaurant/ supper club/ bar in Harlem. Have already taken them to the Red Rooster, and have read about the new Minton's. Any other suggestions? Am particularly interested in some of the new comers. Thanks!

Nov 07, 2013
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

After walking the High Line...

Thanks to everyone . Will give my young friend his choice, and see how far he wants to walk. Really appreciate this.

Sep 11, 2012
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

After walking the High Line...

Thanks to both of you. Had thought about the tap room, the food is delicious...however I was there recently --ditto grand Sichuan -- and thought it would be fun to try something new. What is the market table like?

Sep 11, 2012
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

After walking the High Line...

Thanks rose water.are there tables at the market where you can eat the lobsters?

Sep 11, 2012
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

After walking the High Line...

Thanks!

Sep 10, 2012
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

After walking the High Line...

Dinner around 8. Probably more on the smart casual side, as he'll probably leave jkt etc at my apt. Would like to keep bill around $100 or a bit over.

Sep 10, 2012
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

After walking the High Line...

My godson, who just graduated from college, is coming up from DC for a job interview. Am going to take him on the High Line, and then to a casual (but jovial) dinner. Any suggestions? We'll be walking south-ward, so anything below Chelsea would be best. (Also- if he gets the job, wil probably be treating him to dinner a number of times in the next months, so please don't break the bank!) Many thanks!

Sep 10, 2012
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

Grandfather Coming to Midtown

great idea. thanks!

Mar 23, 2012
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Grandfather Coming to Midtown

Thanks to everyone. Just spoke w/ his son, and I think we're going to have to stick very close by.

Mar 23, 2012
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

Grandfather Coming to Midtown

A friend's 95-year-old grandfather is coming to midtown, will be staying at the Yale Club. Fish or seafood is great, but nothing spicy (and please don't tempt him with beans....) It would be nice to have a relatively quiet, not-over-the-top place, close to 44 and Madison. Thanks for any suggestions!

Mar 18, 2012
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Suggestions for a Birthday Dinner/ Japanese

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I've passed them on to my brother and will be "surprised" and I'm sure delighted with his choice.

Mar 26, 2011
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Suggestions for a Birthday Dinner/ Japanese

My brother is taking me out for a birthday dinner. Japanese. And money is a bit--just a bit--of a consideration, certainly wouldn't want him to have to spring for 150/person (he works at a university). So: Kyo Ya? Wasan? Kanyoma? Other suggestions. Please help. I lived in Japan years ago, love sushi and sake and surprises.

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Kyo Ya
94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

Wasan
108 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

Mar 22, 2011
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

Pre-theater near 9th & 43rd?

Merci! Avec champagne.

Dec 27, 2010
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

Pre-theater near 9th & 43rd?

Taking a friend who recently broke up w. her husband to dinner then theater. Would love something French (rather like the dear departed Chez Madeleine) or some other small restaurant where the focus is on food. Would also like it to be moderate in price. Because of the snow, it should be close to the theater, near 9th & 43rd. Thanks!

Dec 27, 2010
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

Brand of olive oil served at Babbo?

I know it is DaVero -- I did a story on the oil and interviewed Mario. You can order the oil (the first olive oil from the US to win a prize in Italy) at their website: davero.com

May 19, 2010
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Restaurant Week - Suggestions?

Any suggestions for Italian or Japanese restaurants for Restaurant Week?

Jan 29, 2010
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

Central Park Tea and Brunch

Don't bother with a hotel, go to The Boathouse in Central Park -- great place in the heart of the park. http://www.thecentralparkboathouse.com/ Enter at 72d St. (Fifth Ave. is closest, but also accessible from CPW). Great during the fall!

Oct 14, 2009
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Lively, but somewhat quiet dinner?

A long-lost friend will be coming in to NYC in a few weeks. Would like to go to a restaurant in Manhattan that offers excellent food (w. emphasis on quality rather than cleverness) and wine (he owns a vineyard). Somewhat cozy -- perhaps downtown -- but a place that we can talk easily. Price: He probably won't let me pick up the tab, so please don't suggest wildly expensive places a la Per Se. One other caveat: It's on a Sunday. Thanks.

Oct 14, 2009
gmhopkins2 in Manhattan

30 Last days in NYC, what restaurants to hit

Not a restaurant, but a grand Little Italy landmark: Di Paolo's on Grand at the corner of Mott. They have the greatest Italian cheeses, salamis, and now wines...Just a few doors down is Piemonte Ravioli for fresh pasta. You won't be able to get these ingredients in Asia (or, for that matter, most of the US).

Jul 21, 2009
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