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Williamsburg birthday dinner

Want to take my wife back to her early years 'hood for a birthday dinner, but admit to my ignorance and seek guidance for a hip place with quality food that takes reservations.....Tx

Jan 15, 2012
JKFinally in Outer Boroughs

Partner's Birthday

Tx for your thoughtful response

Dec 07, 2011
JKFinally in Manhattan

Partner's Birthday

Tx for your response. I meant to say he is not an adventurous eater....i fear he would not recognize, for instance many of Babbo's dishes/preparations and therefore wouldn't be willing to try them
Also, I would say I like my partner closer to the tune of $200- 300, rather than all in

Dec 07, 2011
JKFinally in Manhattan

Partner's Birthday

Want to take my business partner out for a nice 50th birthday dinner. He's an unsophisticated eater who likes steak and southern Italian, like Linguine with clam sauce. His kids took him to Strip House so I can't compete on the steak level. Any suggestions? Tx

Dec 06, 2011
JKFinally in Manhattan

Recommendation in Rome

I posted my original inquiry on the manhattan board, but Chowhound must have automatically redirected it to the italy board- at least I now know why everyone is giving me a hard time

Apr 27, 2011
JKFinally in Italy

Recommendation in Rome

Wow.........what a protocol smackdown!. I assumed most foodies revewing the manhattan board would be new yorkers and thereby get the reference to the type of restaurants I enjoy. I invite you to check out the 2 restaurants I mentioned next time you are in nyc. I will attempt to do more homework and then return with a more focused inquiry with the goal of avoiding overpriced awful food..................JKFinally

Apr 27, 2011
JKFinally in Italy

Recommendation in Rome

Can any chowhounds recommend some solid non toursity restaurants in Rome? Perhaps, their equivalent of our "Market Table" or "The Harrison"....Tx

Apr 27, 2011
JKFinally in Italy

New Years morning breakfast

Any suggestions for New Years morning breakfast/brunch to start a new year that we won't have to fight ti get into

Dec 31, 2010
JKFinally in Manhattan

Discounted Wine at restaurants

Is it reasonable to request a restaurant to discount their wine list for a private party where some 20 bottles will likely be consumed. If so, by what %?

Dec 01, 2010
JKFinally in Wine

Private Dining/Discounted Prices

I am planning a birthday party with 24 expected guests and have begun exploring some nice rooms. I am struggling to stay within my budget due to the cost of the expected wine consumption. I am estimating I will need up to 20 bottles and the restaurants I am intersted in do not have any interesting wines for under $50/bottle. Would it be reasonable to request the restaurant to discount the price of their wine, and if so, by what %.................Tx....JKFinally

Dec 01, 2010
JKFinally in Manhattan

treating 6- help!

$400

Jul 05, 2010
JKFinally in Manhattan

treating 6- help!

Hi- I am taking my 80 year old parents, their friend, my Wife and daughter out to dinner Thur nite. Can I get some help with a place that a tab for 6 will not require an equity loan..preference- not too loud and up town Tx in advance

Jul 05, 2010
JKFinally in Manhattan

-Tonite in Brooklyn

I'm so ignorant of the many beautiful neighborhoods of Bklyn. Can anyone recommend a nice neighborhood/restaurant to visit tonite to stroll and have a nice dinner, somewhere where it would still be possible to get a table......Tx

May 15, 2010
JKFinally in Outer Boroughs

Cassoulet in Chelsea?

Perfect night for cassoulet after sam shephard at the atlantic...any suggestions in chelsea...tx

Feb 13, 2010
JKFinally in Manhattan

Fun Friday night in Brooklyn

Would like to get out of manhattan for a night...see so much buzz about vibrant brooklyn and its restaurants...looking for something that has an uptempo vibe, good food and likely to have a reservation available for next fri night....tx,bklyn hounds

Jan 23, 2010
JKFinally in Outer Boroughs

Wine Bar near Commerce

Going to commerce tonight for dinner. Any nice bars in vicinity for drinks before and/or after?

Sep 26, 2009
JKFinally in Manhattan

Alternative to Minetta?

We have some friends who want to come in from the Island (Long) and have dinner at Minetta. Repeated attempts have been unsuccessful. Recos for an alternate place that is "hip" or "hot" where i can get a thur nite reservation? Tx

Jun 24, 2009
JKFinally in Manhattan

alias feel

need a downhome downtown place, like alias, for some friends who will be otherwise moving their son into an apt all day Sat tx 'hounds

Jun 10, 2009
JKFinally in Manhattan

Union Square Still the Best?

My 80 year + foodie parents coming to town next weekend. I have reservations Fri at Union Sq and Sat at Barbuto. Worried that Union Sq is past its prime and Barbuto too noisy. Comments? Suggestions? Tx

May 07, 2009
JKFinally in Manhattan

Recommendation near Town hall

Thanks for your reply....was looking for something more casual than db & sushu zen

Mar 30, 2008
JKFinally in Manhattan

Recommendation near Town hall

Anyone have a place to eat at near town hall that won't be empty @ 7:00 mid week? Tx

Mar 29, 2008
JKFinally in Manhattan

recommendation near sunshine cinema on houston

Message

Mar 22, 2008
JKFinally in Manhattan

Which BLT?

Someone taking me out to dinner as thanks for a favor..always wanted to go to BLT...which one, or, should I be heading somewhere else?

Mar 06, 2008
JKFinally in Manhattan

Recommendation

What's good near Birdland, 44th and 8th, for a late dinner before the 11:00 Phoebe Snow show?

Oct 27, 2007
JKFinally in Manhattan

Now Open- Bollini's - The Best Pizza in L.A.

Sorry...my first posts...did my post go thru or do i need to revise it?

Aug 06, 2007
JKFinally in Los Angeles Area

Now Open- Bollini's - The Best Pizza in L.A.

The dfference is, as New Yorkers, we can't get excited about seeing celebs in the city...but on vacation, it's somehow different

Aug 06, 2007
JKFinally in Los Angeles Area

Now Open- Bollini's - The Best Pizza in L.A.

Tx...we certainly don't want to go to the same restaurants that we have in nyc, such as craft/nobu...we have 4 nights and my daughter definitely wants a night at Koi, so probably one more higher end and 2 more fiscally responsible choices, plus a few lunches... we like most foods...italian, non haute french, sushi, steak/burgers etc...and while I have you would you know the best method of getting from beverly hills to usc for a campus visit?..thanks

Aug 06, 2007
JKFinally in Los Angeles Area

Now Open- Bollini's - The Best Pizza in L.A.

what a nice piece...we're coming into LA from NYC and staying in beverly hills...how would we get there and what else would you recommend, both high end for my teenage daughter's celeb radar and simple for my wallet

Aug 05, 2007
JKFinally in Los Angeles Area