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Great Delivery Recommendations in Kensington/Ditmas Park

I'm moving there today, and I'd love to know if you have any great recommendations for takeout/delivery food. Any help is so appreciated!

Aug 29, 2014
ahoffman1202 in Outer Boroughs

Need Recommendations for Lunch in Koreatown

Looking for great take-out meals near 32nd and Broadway

May 09, 2014
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Gotham Bar and Grill or Craft for Birthday

Thanks so much!!

Nov 17, 2013
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Gotham Bar and Grill or Craft for Birthday

I'm turning 27 and my boyfriend and I are either going to celebrate at Gotham or Craft. Let me know if you guys prefer either one.

Nov 17, 2013
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

UWS Delivery/Restaurants

Moving to the UWS with my food-obsessed boyfriend. We'll be on Amsterdam in the upper 80s and subsist on delivery for longer than I'd like to admit. Any recommendations?

Aug 24, 2013
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Need a spot on UWS

I second Telepan!

May 12, 2013
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Recommendations for West/East Village?

Buvette! Butter and herbs creep into every corner of your nose. The entrees are surprisingly affordable. The coq au vin is terrific. The only tradeoff is it's usually jampacked and they dont take reservations-it will be loud and crowded and your server will be busy, but the food merits the hype.

May 12, 2013
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Best Pub/Low rent Burger

JG Melon

May 12, 2013
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

30th Birthday Recommnedation: Atera or Torrisi Italian Specialties Tasting menu?

I'm taking my boyfriend for his 30th birthday and he deserves it. He's an adventurous food writer with fancy shmansy taste. We've already been to Torrisi for the regular menu awhile ago. Never been to Atera -- what do you recommend? I'll be throwing a party separately for his friends, but this is the main event.

He's curious about how Atera's menu different from Momo Ko and EMP.

I'm interested in ambiance and good service. Any information is so much appreciated.

May 12, 2013
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Lunching on the Upper East Side

Lunches-Delizia, Pyramida, Palasio Azteca, Second Avenue Deli, Bareburger

Post-work cocktails -- Jbird

Aug 13, 2012
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Sexy date place

all excellent recommendations--thanks so much! any other ones you've enjoyed? i'm thinking very dim lighting with candles and i'm fine if the crowd is boisterous, but i'd love a slick, sexy feeling.

Aug 09, 2012
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Simple chicken parmigiana, platter or sandwich (SoHo)

Parm or Rubirosa-both great choices, Parm has amazing cocktails and ice cream cake.

Aug 06, 2012
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Where to go in Chinatown?

Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Golden Unicorn

Aug 06, 2012
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

3 women reuniting after 23 years, need 3 meals in NYC

I second Benoit, there's also Kashkaval--charming and wallet-friendy as well as the semi-new Lyon and Le Relais de Venise is a Paris import with a great steak prixe fixe deal-it acts the French part well. For lunch, check out the New Leaf Cafe in Fort Tyron Park-not too long of a trip on the A train from where youre staying and very memorable.

Aug 06, 2012
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Sexy date place

Hey, I'm looking for a resto with sultry environs and a menu where the food merits the hype. I'd love to request your guidance on restaurants that are seductive and impressive, but also really great food. I'm wide open to anything. Price point flexible--but would trade pampering and attentiveness for a laid back vibe.

Aug 06, 2012
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Gluten-free dessert recipe?

Amazing.

Aug 18, 2011
ahoffman1202 in Home Cooking

Gluten-free dessert recipe?

I would love to try making macarons! daquoise sounds heavenly-do you have a recipe?

Aug 18, 2011
ahoffman1202 in Home Cooking

Gluten-free dessert recipe?

A cool GF take on a lemon meringue pie sounds great. Would you be willing to share the source of the recipe?

Aug 18, 2011
ahoffman1202 in Home Cooking

Gluten-free dessert recipe?

This is incredible. Thank you so much for the valuable guidance!

Aug 18, 2011
ahoffman1202 in Home Cooking

Corton

I thought the tasting menu was fantastic but the service fell short of expectations.

Aug 17, 2011
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Gluten-free dessert recipe?

I'd like to make a delicious gluten-free dessert for a Labor Day barbecue? Any delicious ideas. Any help is much appreciated.

Aug 17, 2011
ahoffman1202 in Home Cooking

Dinner(s) for my boyfriend's 30th Birthday with great beer list

Jimmy's No. 43, and Cafe D'Alsace has a beer sommelier!

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Jimmy's No. 43
43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

Aug 17, 2011
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Beer Hall Type Place needed for group of 12 celebrating birthday on a Thursday

I'd try Zum Schneider or Mission Dolores.

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Zum Schneider
107 Ave C, New York, NY 10009

Aug 17, 2011
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Corton-Birthday dinner for a food writer

Thank you so much!

Jun 02, 2010
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Corton-Birthday dinner for a food writer

Hi all, I posted awhile back when I was choosing a restaurant for my boyfriend's birthday a couple weeks from now. We settled on Corton, and we'll be having dinner there on a Friday at 9p.m. (We won't be doing the tasting menu--too pricey.)

I've been doing some reading and many diners have been disappointed and have posted reviews that aren't the rosiest. I would love to hear advice from those who have been. I'm just looking for some opinions and any insight is much appreciated.

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Corton
239 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

May 26, 2010
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Best Birthday Restaurant for a food writer boyfriend

Thank you all for the great advice!

Apr 26, 2010
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Best Birthday Restaurant for a food writer boyfriend

I can't thank all of you enough for all of this valuable guidance. I learned a lot -- and now I'm ready with great ideas for any big celebrations.

The boyfriend has spoken and his picks are Jean Georges, Locanda Verde, Annisa, Corton, Toqueville and 15 East so I'll be going with one of those 6. If you guys have had enjoyable/ NOT enjoyable experiences at any of the above, I'd love to hear about them. I sincerely apologize for the change in direction. Thank you so much repliers!

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15 East
15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Corton
239 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Locanda Verde
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

Apr 20, 2010
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Best Birthday Restaurant for a food writer boyfriend

That sounds really great too.

Apr 17, 2010
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Best Birthday Restaurant for a food writer boyfriend

I haven't been to any of those! Thanks for all your help.

Apr 17, 2010
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan

Best Birthday Restaurant for a food writer boyfriend

Thanks so much for offering to help! He's been to a lot probably like you. He's been to Degustation, Momofuku Ko, Brooklyn Fare, WD-50, Falai, Del Posto. My budget is limited, and I suppose it would be nice if we could get away with $60 per person or under, but I don't know how possible that is with his tastes so any ideas will help. For my birthday we went to Aldea, and he really liked that. Thanks again.

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WD-50
50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

Del Posto
85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Falai
68 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

Momofuku Ko
163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

Aldea
31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

Apr 13, 2010
ahoffman1202 in Manhattan