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NYC Summer Restaurant Week 2015

I had an excellent Restaurant week brunch on Sunday at Leopard Des Artistes. It was wonderful to finally check this spot out and everything was on point- food, wine and service. Here's my review:

My first restaurant week meal of summer was an easy choice; a delightful brunch inside the iconic Hotel Des Artists. The restaurant was absolutely stunning inside with large canvas murals adoring the walls painted by Howard Chandler Christy in the 1920's. The space has an elegant but comfortable feel of "Old New York" and the scene at brunch was quite lively.

The meal began with a bread basket filled with thin bread sticks flecked with rosemary, a rustic brown studded with raisins and sunflower seeds and classic white baguette.

The restaurant week menu had options for both breakfast and lunch so I decided to have a reverse meal beginning with a lunch appetizer- thin sliced Tuna with Pantelleria capers and radish dressed with a light mustard sauce.

Then onto breakfast with "Uova in purgatorio" baked eggs cooked in a spicy cherry tomato sauce with crushed red pepper, basil and toasted county bread.

For dessert a White & Fudge Semifreddo; thick vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two rich chocolate cookies with a dusting of powdered sugar on top.

Everything about the meal was delightful. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable and setting could not be more lovely. My only small complaint would be the chilly AC overhead so taking along a sweater (as most women had) would be a must on next visit.

Full review with pics :
http://www.nyctastes.com/2015/07/rest...

Jul 31, 2015
roze in Manhattan

Resaurant Week place that is good for group of about 20

Park Avenue Summer- The space is large and I'm pretty certain they may have a private room off of the regular room as well. And the menu is always fantastic with lots of options for diners of varied tastes.

Jul 30, 2015
roze in Manhattan

NYC for 3 days!

I highly second Sushi Dojo (dining at the counter) for their omakase. If you're looking for trendy near the Highline I think Santina from the Torrisi boys would fit the bill. It's a fun splashy Italian restaurant.

Jul 27, 2015
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Shuko Just Cancelled My Husbands Birthday Dinner- Alternative?

Thanks so much everyone for the suggestions! We have actually dined at 15 East before so looking for something a little different. Definitely doing Cagen or Brushstroke. Thanks for helping me arrow it down- I feel much better :)

Jul 23, 2015
roze in Manhattan

Shuko Just Cancelled My Husbands Birthday Dinner- Alternative?

Also thinking about Cagen..

Jul 22, 2015
roze in Manhattan

Name a dish that you cannot find anywhere in town that you have to make yourself???

Defonte's on 3rd used to do this sandwich. Unfortunately they closed but the original out in Red Hook is still going strong!

Jul 22, 2015
roze in Manhattan
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Shuko Just Cancelled My Husbands Birthday Dinner- Alternative?

So upset...my husbands birthday dinner was supposed to be at Shuko next Saturday but they called today and said the restaurant has been reserved that night for a private party. Now I'm left to scramble for another sushi spot with an actual reservation available. I'm looking at Neta, Soto, Sushi of Gari and Brushstroke. We've never been to any of these...does one stand out as better than the other? Looking to do omakase. In the past we've loved Sushi Yasuda (was always the b-day dinner before Yasuda left) as well as Nobu, Sushi Dojo and Tanoshi. Any help is greatly appreciated- thanks in advance!

Jul 22, 2015
roze in Manhattan

le bernadin city harvest

Did you ever end up going on your own? I'm thinking of trying it out myself and would love some opinions on recent visits.

Jun 25, 2015
roze in Manhattan

Williamsport Dining Recs

Manhattan hound here coming to PA for two nights. I tried searching this board but didn't see anything about Williamport listed after 2013. Anyone have recs for good eats in the area? I'm thinking the Peter Herdic house for dinner one night since that's the only place I've really found and maybe Bull Frog Brewery for lunch the next day. Anything else worth a stop in the area?

Apr 30, 2015
roze in Pennsylvania

Lunch w/ Beer Pairing?

Gramercy Tavern does a four course menu with beer pairings every day after 5:30. I'm sure they would set up something similar for you if you wanted to go at lunchtime.

Jan 12, 2015
roze in Manhattan

Birthday Celebration- Gato Dinner - AM brunch?

I can't believe I forgot the Scrambled Eggs! Agreed a must order.

Jan 11, 2015
roze in Manhattan

NoMad Bar Tips?

Just agreeing with Spiritchaser about timing. I enjoy going the most for brunch where all of their hits are still available (burger, carrot tartare and chicken pot pie) along with some incredible breakfast dishes like the Croque Monsieur and some fabulous cold brewed coffee cocktails.

Jan 09, 2015
roze in Manhattan
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Birthday Celebration- Gato Dinner - AM brunch?

I thought the chicken was very good as was the Steak with Blue Cheese. The vegetarians in our group swear by the Mushroom Paella but I have yet to try it.

Jan 09, 2015
roze in Manhattan
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Birthday Celebration- Gato Dinner - AM brunch?

I've been to Gato about 4 x's and I have to say I've enjoyed everything. If you like Octopus this is a must order. It has this incredible char on the outside that blew my mind. I suggest doing this along with the trio of bar bites and then splitting a main course. The lamb tenderloin, burrata, artichoke with quail and uni and the eggplant are all incredible. For drinks we usually start with the Jimmy cocktail and then move onto a bottle of Gruner Veltner.

Jan 09, 2015
roze in Manhattan

Manhattan Bars for Local Beers

Yep- right next to the Bowery Ball Room. They offer flights of all their beers too so you can get a good taste without committing :)

Dec 10, 2014
roze in Manhattan

Manhattan Bars for Local Beers

One Mile House has Barrier Money on tap right now along with Grim Still Life and Third Rail Innate...all great local beers to check out. The scene is good too. Jimmy's no 43, Top Hops and Pony Bar are all good calls as well. Rattle and Hum would be the lowest on this totem pole. If you happen to be out in Brooklyn St. Gambrinus is a great place for local beers to drink there and take home.

Dec 10, 2014
roze in Manhattan

Dessert and Drinks after Batard

Thanks all! Actually did Brandy Library after last years birthday dinner at Marc Forgione and enjoyed it. However I just saw a picture of the blackberry tart from Elan so now I'm contemplating a drink and dessert back near my place :) We'll see what happens

Sep 09, 2014
roze in Manhattan

Dessert and Drinks after Batard

Hello All! I'm celebrating my birthday on Friday with dinner at Batard which I'm incredibly excited about however I'm not really loving the dessert menu there. I was hoping to find a place nearby to go after for a drink and dessert. Any ideas? Dinner is at 7:00 so I assume it will be over around 9ish.

Sep 08, 2014
roze in Manhattan

Wine bar or French brasserie-near Grand Central?

I went this past Saturday and the wines by the glass start at $12. There are a ton of great affordable bottles in the $30-$65 range. I was very impressed by the food, atmosphere and casual elegance of the place. I can't wait to return next weekend. Here's a link to the wine list.

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/a...

Sep 08, 2014
roze in Manhattan

The NoMad Bar

I checked it out last night and absolutely love it. The bar is gorgeous and the staff were amazing. I had the Pat La Frieda burger which is 25% fat 50:50 bone marrow and suet blend which crafted an incredibly creamy patty. It was awesome. I didn't have to time try much else but I will certainly be returning very soon to check out the tartare's on their menu. Including a very interesting "carrot tartare".

Jun 17, 2014
roze in Manhattan

Traveling solo - recs for dinner needed

Solo dining is so common place here you don't need to feel self conscious at all. It's my favorite way to dine actually:) All good suggestions by Spiritchaser. I would steer you away from Alder and to WD 50. Alder really underwhelmed me. WD 50 is amazing and with it closing next month this would be your only chance to try it out.

My favorite place to dine solo at the bar are Gramercy Tavern, Otto and Babbo. All comfy and delicious.

Jun 13, 2014
roze in Manhattan

ABC Kitchen tonight

The Roast Carrot and Avocado Salad is so amazing I searched for the recipe and recreate it at home all the time- must order!

The Akushi Cheeseburger is great and you must try the Salted Caramel Sundae for the end. So wonderful!

May 16, 2014
roze in Manhattan

NYC Hound looking for beer/food recs in Brussels, Copenhagen and Malmo

Yes we aware of this fact. We're planning to get up early and take the bus out there on Sunday. Is it easy to get to Drie Fonteinen from the center of Brussels? And yes apparently "Gyro pizza" is a big thing in Sweden...Malmo at least:)

Apr 23, 2014
roze in Europe

Best wings in Buffalo.

I Think the original Duff's location has some amazing wings. Other locations have paled in comparison greatly. But in the end I do think Bar Bill has the best.

NYC Hound looking for beer/food recs in Brussels, Copenhagen and Malmo

Heading to those three places next week and although I've been doing a lot of searching and planning I would love some additional recs if possible. Right now we plan to start of in Brussels. We're really into beer so our first stop will be Cantillon Saturday possibly followed by Cafe la bro after. Is this an easy walk from Cantillon? That night we plan on being out of whack and jet legged so maybe just grabbing something quick and easy for dinner before passing out like Bia Mara.

Sunday we plan to take a trip out to In de Verzeking tegen de Grote Dorst. I know that's a bit of a bus ride but it sounds totally different and the beer selection looks great. Thinking of heading back into the city afterwards and doing a mini bar/food crawl there. Moeder Lambic, La Mort Subite and Pierre Marcolini are on the list. We would love to get a delicious pot of mussels and frites but all the reviews I've read seem very hit or miss. Any help for a good restaurant to indulge in these would be wonderful.

Sweden is next. We heard we must get Gyro Pizza somewhere, not sure if there is a specific place that makes the best? Then we have reservations at Bastard for dinner. Is this a good choice? We'll probably swing by the chocolate factory/brewery while we're there because those two things just sound perfect together.

In Copenhagen we are lucky enough to be going to NOMA for lunch. We also have brunch reservations planned at Manfred and Vin and lunch at Aamans. Besides those places we could really use some suggestions. We plan to spend a lot of time at Mikkeller Bar and Mikkeller and Friends. I would love a place where I could grab a salad or some sandwiches. I was looking at Grams Laekkerier for those. Then thinking maybe we would need another place for dinner one or two nights. Thoughts on Tight, Brasserie Degas, Toga Vin?

Any help is much appreciated. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed right now with all of the amazing restaurants to choose from. Thanks!

Apr 21, 2014
roze in Europe

Good Bar Food / Pub Grub?

It's funny because I almost didn't include Rattle and Hum because of the frat boy atmosphere but it was so close to the OP's location I felt I had to. Of all the ones I listed I like it the least. However I will put up with it once in a while for their tap takeovers like the most recent one with Allagash.

I concur with MVNYC- The Jeffrey has great potential. The bar on the side is a bit too narrow but the back space is great. I've always found the crowd to be pretty chill every time I've gone except on Thursday nights when it gets overrun with after work happy hour crowds. Plus the small patio out back makes it ideal for the weather we will hopefully be having next month.

I absolutely love the atmosphere of The Gingerman. I tend to go early afternoon on Fridays or Saturday/Sunday afternoon when it's usually nice and calm. The bar is gorgeous and I love sitting in front of the big windows up front and watching the world go by. You should definitely check it out if you haven't.

One Mile House is great...if there's a big concert going on at Bowery Ballroom it can get a little crowded but otherwise they have great beers and really fantastic staff. It's not as pretty as the Gingerman but it's comfortable.

Good Beer doesn't really have an atmosphere- much more bottle shop than bar. Top Hops has a long bar with a TV on each end and tables up front for sitting.

It's tough because on any given day/night of course a rowdy crowd could come in and change the entire atmosphere. I was at Torst the weekend before last and couldn't believe how loud and crowded it was on Saturday afternoon. Usually My husband and I find it quite empty. Hope this helps.

Apr 14, 2014
roze in Manhattan
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Freshest nuts?

I would say Kalustyan's or the Nutbox in Chelsea Market

Apr 14, 2014
roze in Manhattan
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Good Bar Food / Pub Grub?

If your into craft beer I highly suggest the following spots which are some of the best beer bars in the city:

Midtown
Ginger Man (in your neighborhood)
The Jeffrey- outdoor patio in the back, great Reuben sandwiches
Rattle and Hum- sports bar with good beer
The Cannibal- really great Steak tartare, great beer list but incredibly overpriced.

West Village
Blind Tiger- can be really crowded so daytime is the best time to go. Pilsner wings and grilled cheese with tomato soup are awesome.
Vol de Nuit- all Belgian beers, outdoor seating in the front, great frites

LES/East Village
Top Hops- beer store and bar
Good Beer- Beer store and bar
Proletariat
One Mile House- outdoor seating in back, decent bar food

You should also make the trek out to Torst if you have time. Jeppe and Daniel Burns are doing some amazing stuff out there. I highly suggest the meat plate with Danish Rye if you go and on Sundays they do a traditional Roast Beef dish.

Apr 14, 2014
roze in Manhattan

Last Minute Trip- Eek! Help Please :)

Just wanted to give a quick trip report- it was amazing! Wednesday went almost as planned...first stop was Alpine which besides for their amazing beers had quite the quirky atmosphere that was totally unexpected but just what we needed. The Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese was a delicious base for the day. I was able to load up on a bunch of IPA's before heading into town to Tornado where my parents and I split a Cable Car and a few Societe Publican's. Then a quick stop at Bottlecraft down the street before moving onto Stone. My parents loved the setting and the Lobster Roll was pretty tasty. From there we moved onto Ballast Point for more IPA's and some freaking awesome fish tacos. I had one grilled and one fried and couldn't decide which one I liked more. Then it was onto Extraordinary Desserts...another stop my parents loved and the Creme Brulee cake was a winner.

Thursday was breakfast at the hotel followed by a trip to O'Brien's pub for sandwiches and some Russian River beers. Then it was onto Societe Brewing...man I really love that Publication and the Pupil was pretty fantastic as well. We followed this up with beers and cards at The Blind Lady...Pliny on tap was a happy surprise.

Dinner that night was more fish tacos at The Brigantine and the night ended back at the hotel for some music. Everything was amazing. Thanks so much for all of the help. I missed In-n-Out and didn't get to Lost Abby but we have decided to make this an annual trip to your incredible city so I can keep those on the list for next time!

Jan 17, 2014
roze in San Diego
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Last Minute Trip- Eek! Help Please :)

Phew! Thanks so much!

Jan 10, 2014
roze in San Diego