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Overrated Underrated and Just Right

Kiriko Sushi
Son of A Gun
Just Right
Connie and Ted's
The Tasting Kitchen

Marche Moderne
Kasen Sushi
Sushi Noguchi
230 Forest Avenue

Aug 22, 2015
Urgency in Los Angeles Area

Best Restaurants in Paris

1. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Saint-Germain
2. Le Chateaubriand
3. Le Cinq
4. Guy Savoy
5. Septime
6. Le Comptoir du Relais
7. Spring
8. Chez L'Ami Jean
9. L'Auberge du 15
10. Frenchie

Jan 21, 2014
Urgency in France

Best Restaurants in Paris

I will post my list above.

Jan 21, 2014
Urgency in France

Best Restaurants in Paris

Thank you Mr. Talbott for being a good sport and playing along. I've always enjoyed your reviews and your website and have much respect for you.

To the others, I love food and I love lists. I don't work for any publication nor am I interested in blogging. I'm surprised there hasn't been a top 10 this year for this board. I just wanted to know what each one's personal favorites are.

Dec 09, 2013
Urgency in France

Best Restaurants in Paris

Please submit your rank lists on what you think are the 10 best restaurants in Paris right now, based solely on food with cost, service, decor and cuisine as non factors.

Dec 09, 2013
Urgency in France

Authentic French restaurant in OC?

French 75 on PCH

Nov 21, 2012
Urgency in Los Angeles Area

Lou Malnati's

I am glad this post is up. I remember as a kid going to Uno and then Due in the 80s and loving their deep dish pizza. The lines were so damn long but the pizza was so perfect. The cheese and sausage was piled on thick in the pan and the meats had such a distinctive heavenly flavor. You could not get that certain flavor anywhere else including Gino's East. Then at some point Uno/Due lost it in the 90s and beyond. I don't know why they were cutting corners- maybe the costs of the ingredients went up or maybe they got greedy, but the pizzas became a quarter of the thickness they use to be and more wet. What a loss to the city. Anyway I've tried Uno/Due a handful of times in the last couple of decades and have always come away disappointed.

Why do I bring Uno/Due up in a Lou Malnati thread?
Because I remember going to my first Lou Malnati's pizzeria in the late 90s, the Naperville location and ordering a deep dish pizza that blew my mind; it tasted just like Uno and Due back in the 80s! I don't know if the Naperville location is still churning out the same amazing pizza or not but I've tried 3 of the other Malnati locations and just found them ok.

Aug 23, 2012
Urgency in Chicago Area

Saison, Benu, The Dining Room at the Ritz, Gary Danko, La Folie, Chez Panisse or Fleur de lys?

Yes, FR was in reference to France. I prefer to hit the buffets when I am in Vegas. After gaming, that's all I can about afford.

Saison, Benu, The Dining Room at the Ritz, Gary Danko, La Folie, Chez Panisse or Fleur de lys?

We did. We only have two nights available and narrowed our choices based on our schedule. We will definoitely hit Commis at a later date.

3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

Saison, Benu, The Dining Room at the Ritz, Gary Danko, La Folie, Chez Panisse or Fleur de lys?

Traveling to SF to catch our favorite opera and will need your suggestions. Please help us choose two tasting menus on consecutive nights from the restaurants listed in the title. Perhaps the restaurants below can guide your choices.

Restaurants that we've really enjoyed before:
Le chateaubriand,FR
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, FR
The Modern
Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Places that we thought were disappointing:
Pierre Gagnaire, FR

Manresa Restaurant
320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030

373 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

La Folie
2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

Chez Panisse
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Gary Danko
800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109

2124 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110

22 Hawthorne St, San Francisco, CA 94103