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I agree with 'Cesca and I also would add Kefi. Not outrageously priced, great Greek food and a fun vibrant place.

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'Cesca
164 W 75th St, New York, NY 10024

Kefi
505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Jan 30, 2012
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

Classic New York Dishes [moved from Manhattan]

Yes, it needs to be served hot

Jan 30, 2012
AYSConsulting in General Topics

Classic New York Dishes [moved from Manhattan]

its not about price, it's about authenticity.

Jan 30, 2012
AYSConsulting in General Topics

Anniversary Dinner

Im gonna throw in Colicchio and Sons. Had an amazing time there and the food and service were perfect.

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Colicchio & Sons
85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Jan 30, 2012
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

Bay Area Chow Hound in Manhattan right now for 5 more days - need recommendations!

Nuela is great Peruvian food. In the 20's and 5th area.

If you haven't been to Eataly I'd say give it a shot. It's not too expensive, and I've had very good food and experiences there. Also in the 20s and 5th.

Milos (pretty expensive, but worth it) is an awesome Greek / Mediterannean seafood restaurant close to where you are staying.

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Milos
125 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Nuela
43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

Eataly
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

Jan 30, 2012
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

Classic New York Dishes [moved from Manhattan]

I am looking for some dishes that define New York City that can be served hot for catering purposes. Any ideas? So far I've got Hot Dogs and Sauerkraut. Pizza is not an option for this.

Jan 30, 2012
AYSConsulting in General Topics

One night in LA

Ok, this time I am asking for suggestions, not getting opinons. I have no pre chosen restaurants that Im thinking of trying, just some ideas.

One night in LA, I eat everything, Wife eats no red meat / pork. Staying in WeHo, will have a car and consider WeHo to SM, no downtown. no problem spending $50 - $60 pp.Something fun and date night-ish. this is one of the few times we aren't entertaining people when we are in town.

Some thoughts:

Jar
AOC
Hatfields

www.atyourserviceconsulting.blogspot.com to see some of where i've been and liked.

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AOC
8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Food Network's "Best Thing I Ever Ate". What have you tried in L.A.?

Just had the Office Burger at Father's Office last week. Pretty damn good. Not Mindblowing, but almost.

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Father's Office
1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Father's Office Bar
1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA

Best Pizza in Los Angeles (& surrounding)????!!

So im not going to read all 314 replies and I"m not sure if it was mentioned, but as a NYer who lived out in LA for a while, the best pizza to me was Village Pizzeria on Larchmont. By far and away best regular pizza (as opposed to Pizzeria Mozza fancy brick oven style pizza).

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Village Pizzeria
131 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Pizzeria Mozza
6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

NYC Restaurants - New places since trip in 2009?

Never said that had pulled pork. Just good BBQ (not BBW hahah)

Apr 18, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

NYC Restaurants - New places since trip in 2009?

Dinosaur is great (especially as a Syracuse alumn and have a ridiculous amount of great memories fro the original) but I might say check out Hill Country for BBW. I've been there a bunch of times and they always have great food.

I can also STRONGLY recommend the Meatball Shop. Not always an easy wait (2 hours at 11pm on a saturday) but might actually be worth it. There are also plenty of places to throw a few back within a few blocks while youre waiting.

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Hill Country
30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

The Meatball Shop
84 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

Apr 16, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

swanky UWS dinner recs please!

Im' gonna throw in Ouest. Or 'Cesca for that matter. I love them both. Food and service and atmosphere. I also admit I haven't been to either too recently, but I will still put them out there.

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Ouest
2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

'Cesca
164 W 75th St, New York, NY 10024

Apr 16, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

The best haute cuisine restaurants LA has to offer.

Animal by far.

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Animal
435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Thoughts on Nuela and the Arroz con Pato

Ceviches are definitely the star there. I do want to go back for a whole Peruvian chicken or the whole pig.

www.atyourserviceconsulting.blogspot.com for my Nuela thoughts and visit (granted they JUST opened).

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Nuela
43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

Mar 22, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

Dinner spot suggestions for a birthday party of 11?

I second Otto.

Mar 22, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

Coming to NYC for one night...want a delicious and beautiful meal. Something like Mistral/Sorellina in Boston

Beauty & Essex. Fun, hip but not ridiculous, great food and service. great bar for after dinner.

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Beauty & Essex
146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

Mar 22, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

cheap decent eats near Columbus Circle

Eataly. Not walking distance to your hotel, but you csn easily get away with a dinner for two at around $45 - $60.

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Eataly
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

Mar 22, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

Looking for feedback and suggestions on foodie vacation to NYC

I had a great time downtown at Beauty and Essex. Great food, really fun atmosphere and we definitnely had great service. Stanton Social, for that matter, is also just as good. Maybe not as fun atmosphere. I also highly recommend Colicchio and Sons. Food was amazing and the service was on point (and definitely not overbearing or stuffy).

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Stanton Social
99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

Colicchio & Sons
85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Beauty & Essex
146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

Mar 22, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

Visiting this weekend, need restaurant ideas

I second both Keens, for a non chain local gem of a steakhouse, and Zengo. Zengo isn't too expensive and has an exciting enough menu for you and also has items that won't scare the not so adventurous (and the biblitoca de tequila is a lot of fun!) Are you adverse to travelling a little? I always have a great time at Eataly (I know, fellow NYers, it's a little kitchy and the wait is sometimes annoying) but its a lot of fun and the food is pretty good and definitely not too expensive. I've also had good meals at Bice too for decent italian in the area that wont rake you over the financial coals.

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Keens
72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

Bice
7 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022

Zengo
622 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Eataly
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

Mar 22, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

Steak Frites in NYC - not the restaurant with the same name, but the dish.

I agree that Balthazar is the standard bearer for Steak Frites in the city. It's almost the only thing I get when I go there. If you want a little different twist, I enjoyed the swordfish steak frites dish at David Burke's Fishtail.
Not quite as high end, but I also like the steak frites at L'Express.

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Balthazar
80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

L'Express
249 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003

Feb 27, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

looking for dinner near lincoln center

I second Bar Boulud

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Bar Boulud
1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

Jan 11, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

Dinner in LA with visiting foodie friends

wd-50 may be it's nearest relative, but that's almost like saying the chicken is a decendent of the t-rex.

Dinner in LA with visiting foodie friends

Def keep Animal in the running. One of the more creative kitchens. and a lot of fun and not pretentious

My upcoming restaurant pics for my LA trip

curious to see what people think versus how I experience it.

My upcoming restaurant pics for my LA trip

I used to live in LA for a bit and I visit usually at least twice a year, so I like to try different stuff each time. I love toast (before entourage made it popular) and we go pretty much every time we are in town. I agree that it's not the BEST brunch spot, but it's fun enough. I usually stay at the London, hence Ramsey and I am a Rick Bayless fan Hence Red O this time around. 101 looks like it could be fun, but I'm definitely not expecting a gourmet experience by any stretch. Unfortunately each time were in town it's only for three or so days so time is pretty limited. Panns looks ok, but again, coming from the NY/NJ diner heaven area, I don't expect too much. I like Mels too, for that matter, as touristy as it is heheh.

Sometimes we make it out of the WeHo / Hollywood area to SM and Venice area, but I don't think on this trip.

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Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Red O
8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

My upcoming restaurant pics for my LA trip

hahah good point. Sad how used to auto-correct I have gotten. Sorry folks, I am not a seer and they are just picks, not pics. hahahaha

My upcoming restaurant pics for my LA trip

Ok, so heres where im going:

101 Coffee Shop (I love nothing more than an old school coffee shop).
The Tar Pit
Red O
I'll eat at least one meal at the Gordon Ramsey restaurants at the London Hotel
Toast for a brunch

Thoughts? Comments? Concerns?

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101 Coffee Shop
6145 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Toast Bakery Cafe
8221 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Rd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Tar Pit
609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Red O
8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Need a restaurant to go after getting engaged. Any ideas?

The night I got engaged we went to Union Square Cafe. Classic, classy, not over the top and obviously great food and service!

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Union Square Cafe
21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

Jan 08, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

17th Birthday Outing

If you want something similar to one of them why not just go to one of them? anything similar is just one or the other of the theme restaurants. Maybe Bubba Gumps (if its still open?)

Jan 08, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan

"must try" in 2011

My recommends that are on your list are definitely:

Cookshop (loved the deviled eggs!!)
Babbo
Keens
Blue Smoke
and Sarges.

Skip Dinosaur unless you take the drive up to Syracuse. If you wat other BBQ I'd go to Hill Country, Virgils or Wildwood before the 'Saur. I was thoroughly disappointed to the point that I will not return to Fatty Crab (I know I'm in the minority on this one).

I'd add Daniel and Colicchio and Sons to your Fine Dining list as well. I'd also add Lupa to the italian list and Stanton Social to the American list (loved the chicken and waffle).

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Lupa
170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

Hill Country
30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Virgil's Real Barbecue
152 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Stanton Social
99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

Blue Smoke
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

Wildwood Barbeque
225 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003

Jan 08, 2011
AYSConsulting in Manhattan