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Suggestions for lunching solo in popular restaurant ?

I haven't been to Becco in years but recall it as being very noisy.

Try Felidia or Esca instead. Both are also owned by the Batali/Bastianich group.

Apr 08, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Suggestions for lunching solo in popular restaurant ?

Del Posto
Jean Georges
Lincoln
Boulud Sud
Ristorante Morini

Apr 08, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

6 Day NYC Report - Eleven Madison Park, Atera, Bouley, Jean Georges, Lincoln, Marea

I enjoyed your reviews. Thanks for posting!

Apr 07, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Les Halles (Financial District)

Yes I agree that Les Halles in the financial district is consistently good.

Apr 07, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Midtown Reviews - Solera, Macchiato, Ground Central, Bar Americain, Ippudo

Thanks for your review.

Apr 04, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

The Experts Choice

Best Italian - Perla

Best Chinese/Asian - Szechuan Gourmet

Best Steakhouse - Keens

Not To Be Missed Restaurant - Per Se

Best Sunday Brunch - Boulud Sud

Mar 19, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

cheap and easy lunch near Lincoln Center or nearby (with teenagers)

Try Indie Food and Wine inside the Film Society at LC.
http://www.indiefoodandwine.com/

Mar 13, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Saul at the Brooklyn Museum

I had an enjoyable dinner at Saul at the Brooklyn Museum recently. The guinea hen with spaetzle and walnuts was really delicious and I also liked the two amuses bouche - sorrel with puffed quinoa and cured black bass with radish and citrus foam. Very creative, well balanced flavors. I look forward to returning soon.

Feb 21, 2014
peter j in Outer Boroughs

Talde

I just wanted to report back on our marvelous brunch at Talde. I went with a group of 8 and shared most of the items on the brunch menu. Everything was delicious. Our favorites were:

- pretzel pork & chive dumplings - we shared 4 orders of this dish. So good.

- breakfast ramen with buttered toast broth, bacon and egg - two orders. I've never had buttered ramen before though I understand that it's traditional in certain parts of Japan, It was perfect for a cold snowy day.

- Sausage egg and cheese fried rice - with 2 orders this was turning out to be a carb-heavy meal but we loved it.

- bacon pad thai with fried egg - the bacon and egg were a bit repetitive but we could not resist!

- Korean chicken wings with waffles and coconut brown butter syrup - an Asian take on a Southern classic.

The vegetarians in our group were happy with the crispy avocado bao and the butternut squash samosas.

We can't wait to return for dinner. Thanks again for your feedback and recommendations.

Feb 19, 2014
peter j in Outer Boroughs

Quick advice please: No reservations 6 PM near Beacon Theater?

Second Andanada.

Closer to the Beacon:

Salumeria Rosi
RedFarm
Fairway Cafe
Fratelli la Bufala

Feb 06, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Question about Annisa

Annisa just got three stars from the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/din...

Feb 04, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Worst Dishes in 2014

Yikes, you're right. There's a Chinese restaurant that serves crab rangoon right by my apartment in the upper west side.

Crab Rangoon chinese wonton $5.95

Do I dare?

Feb 04, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Any private rooms / secluded tables for 10 without a $ minimum?

Blue Ribbon Bakery

Feb 04, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Worst Dishes in 2014

Based on emu84's profile he (or she) lives in Kansas/Hawaii and the crab rangoon post was his (or her) first on the Manhattan board. Maybe crab rangoon is still offered in other parts of the country.

Feb 04, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

Chocolate mousse at Benoit

Feb 03, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Bachelor Party Restaurant Ideas

Blue Ribbon Bakery has a semi private room downstairs that can easily accommodate 9 people.

Jan 29, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Where would you take your NON - Foodie friends this weekend?

Landmarc at the Time Warner Center is a good option for non-foodies.

Jan 28, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Fried rice like the old days

Personally I think that fried rice is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Here are some ideas if you're open to new interpretations.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8746...

My personal favorites include the bacon fried rice at RedFarm and the lobster fried rice at Ma Peche.

Jan 28, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Talde

Thank you Miss Needle. This is very helpful!

Jan 28, 2014
peter j in Outer Boroughs

Trip report for chilly January

Glad you enjoyed your trip and thanks for your report.

Jan 28, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Talde

Thanks! I do appreciate your feedback.

Jan 28, 2014
peter j in Outer Boroughs

Dominique Ansel After Four Visits

Just curious - what didn't you like at Payard? I've never been disappointed by their cakes and pastries.

Jan 24, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Talde

Great, thanks again for your input!

Jan 24, 2014
peter j in Outer Boroughs

Dominique Ansel After Four Visits

I liked the apple tarte tatin.

Jan 24, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Talde

The menu looks great and your recs sound interesting but now I have to ask: are there any dishes that we should avoid?

Jan 23, 2014
peter j in Outer Boroughs

Diner, Upper West Side

Viand on Broadway and 75th.

Jan 23, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Hail Caesar!

I really like the warm brussels sprout caesar salad at Altantic Grill.

Jan 23, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Talde

Yes, thank you Juanita.

I was just concerned about the variable quality that Pete Wells mentioned in his review, especially when the chef is not around. But I guess that was just Wells's usual hyperbole.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/din...

I do appreciate your feedback!

Jan 22, 2014
peter j in Outer Boroughs

Somethig Decent Near East 4th

Perhaps Momofuku Ssam Bar if you can get seated right away.

Jan 21, 2014
peter j in Manhattan

Talde

I'm thinking of trying Talde for the first time. Any recent reports? Thanks!

Jan 17, 2014
peter j in Outer Boroughs