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Church & State in Downtown LA or Pizzeria Mozza in Newport Beach?

Which is better for a date night?

Which is better tasting?


Apr 17, 2012
SavinaW in Los Angeles Area

Restaurant Gift Cards sent via email??? Help!

Thanks! I sent her a gift card for momofuku ssam. I hope it's a nice restaurant. Heard great things but have never been there.

Dec 16, 2010
SavinaW in Manhattan

Restaurant Gift Cards sent via email??? Help!

Sorry, to be more specific, manhattan, brooklyn, or new jersey.

Dec 16, 2010
SavinaW in Manhattan

Restaurant Gift Cards sent via email??? Help!

I need to get a last minute gift card for a restaurant in either NY or NJ for a friend. I'd like to purchase an e-gift card if possible, to be delivered to her email address. (As xmas is approaching, I don't have time to have the gift card sent to me, and then re-mailed to her in NY. )

Can you recommend a restaurant that offers this? Thanks!

Dec 16, 2010
SavinaW in Manhattan

Bagatelle or Crispo for brunch???

I will be visiting NYC. A friend said that I should experience Bagatelle brunch so I made an rsvp for 3:30 Sunday. The problem is, I originally wanted to brunch at Crispo that day as well. (Can't do both.)

Has anyone been to Bagatelle at 3:30? Would the party have died down by then? If so, I'd rather do Crispo. If not, then I'll keep my rsvps.

Thanks in advance!

240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

Oct 07, 2010
SavinaW in Manhattan

What's your fav breakfast item at The Breslin?


The Breslin
20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

Sep 20, 2010
SavinaW in Manhattan

Still searching for a good OC restaurant

I was spoiled living in LA with so many dining options. I haven't found a restaurant in the OC that have "wowed" me like the ones in LA. Can you help me out?

I've had: Pascals, pinot provence, black sheep, the hobbit, all the steakhouses, and of course the chains like Roys.

(If this helps, I liked the following LA restaurants: Lucques, AOC, Spago, Church & State.)

Thanks so much!

8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Church & State
1850 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Sep 03, 2010
SavinaW in Los Angeles Area

Banh Mi - first time

I second Zon Baguette. It's way tastier than BMCC. Ask for extra meat and mayo sauce.

Zon Baguettes
14081 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA

Sep 03, 2010
SavinaW in Los Angeles Area

NYC for the first time!

I'll only be in NY for the weekend. We land at 5am so I'd like to have a nice early breakfast somewhere. (Does Russ & Daughters open early? I'd love to have NY's best lox)

For lunch, maybe Katz's for pastrami and/or halal's for cart food. Should I spend the money and get Pearl Oyster's lobster roll for lunch one of the 2 days?

For dinner with my husband, I was thinking Degustation or Babbo. We're celebrating our 5 year anniversary so maybe we'll do a tasting menu. Any other dinner recs?

Sunday brunch, I'd like to try crispo for the bone marrow dish. Do you prefer Blue Ribbon better?

And what is the deal with Momofoku? Is it fusion asian food? Because we've got a lot of that here in LA. Is it THAT worth it to brave the lines?

Any other recs? Thanks so much!

Russ & Daughters
179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

Pearl Oyster Bar
18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Sep 03, 2010
SavinaW in Manhattan