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Client lunch by Lincoln Center

How about Nougatine?

Apr 17, 2015
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Best Dishes of 2015

March roundup:

Upland -
- Homemade potato loaf, lemon zest and chive butter
- Five lettuce Caesar, radish, garlic anchovy vinaigrette
- Estrella pasta, sautéed chicken livers, sherry, rosemary, sage

Ma Peche -
- Chicken + caviar dip: crispy chicken skin, ranch, caviar, chives
- Black bass, citrus, gooseberry, bay leaf

Quality Meats -
- Seared diver scallops, bacon, cauliflower, hazelnuts
- Aged bone-in sirloin

Locanda Verde -
- Lamb meatball sliders, caprino, pomodoro, cucumber
- Spaghetti all’Amatriciana, pancetta, Pecorino Romano

Bar Boulud -
- Lapin a la moutarde, pearl onion, tarragon, mushrooms
- Blanc Royale: truffled pork sausage, foie gras, apple, mashed potato

Rotisserie Georgette -
- Poulet frites, salad greens, mustard vinaigrette
- Coffee pot de crème, salted caramel Chantilly, hazelnut brittle

Russ & Daughters Café -
- Potato latkes, wild salmon roe, crème fraiche
- Super Heebster bagel toast, whitefish and baked salmon salad, wasabi infused fish roe, horseradish, dill cream cheese

Legend (Chelsea) -
- Fried calamari, jalapeno, garlic, scallion
- Chongqing diced chicken with chili peppercorn

Junior’s (Brooklyn) -
- Corned beef/pastrami combo Reuben

La Maison du Chocolat -
- Chocolate pralinés

Apr 01, 2015
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Interesting non touristy theater district spot?

Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

Mar 17, 2015
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Suggestion near 76th and Broadway?

Nice Matin is a solid choice. Meatball Shop is also nearby.

Mar 10, 2015
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American dim sum

Yes Ma Peche is the probably closest thing to State Bird, though not quite as good IMO.

Mar 04, 2015
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near Carnegie Hall

Thanks for the update!

Mar 02, 2015
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Best Dishes of 2015

February roundup:

Jean-Georges -
- Peekytoe crab risotto, nori, dill, key lime
- Arctic char with black winter truffle crust, crispy and puréed parsnips

Babbo -
- Beef cheek ravioli, black truffles, Castelmagno
- Saffron panna cotta, poached quince, saffron shortbread

Narcissa -
- Brussels sprouts leaves, baby roots, smoked ham, Manchego
- Pork schnitzel, scallion potato salad, arugula

Santina -
- Fritto misto, caper tartar sauce
- Spaghetti with blue crab and tomato

Bar Masa -
- Peking duck and foie gras tacos
- Lobster risotto, Maitake, black truffle

Boulud Sud -
- Cappelletti di Quattro Formaggi, black trumpet, hazelnuts, broccolini
- Lemon saffron linguine, razor clams, puntarella, Sardinian bottarga
- Taramasalata, smoked carp roe, dill potato chips

RedFarm UWS -
- BBQ duck spring rolls, cauliflower pineapple kimchee
- Udon noodles with grilled short ribs

Tia Pol -
- Pinchos Morunos: lamb skewers with Moorish spices
- Txipirones en su tinta: squid in ink and rice

Szechuan Gourmet (56th Street) -
- Stir fried shredded tea smoked duck with scallion and ginger
- Crispy lamb filets, toasted chili cumin

Bouchon Bakery -
- Banoffee tart

Mar 02, 2015
Riverman500 in Manhattan

near Carnegie Hall

The Modern Bar Room (or Dining Room)
Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

Mar 02, 2015
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Columbia Student with foodie aspirations

Somtum Der
Empellon Al Pastor
Juni (lunch)
Bar Primi
Mission Cantina

Feb 20, 2015
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Met Museum Members Dining Room, been there?

It's not a foodie destination like The Modern or Cafe Sabarsky, but it's convenient if you're not looking for anything too creative.

Feb 16, 2015
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Any place like Raoul's?

Le Philosophe

Feb 11, 2015
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The Modern for my birthday

The new chef Abram Bissell was the executive chef at The NoMad and brings his New American sensibility to The Modern.

I enjoyed these dishes during my last visit to the Dining Room in December:

- Foie gras and orange tart, quince, sweet fennel vinaigrette
- Cauliflower cooked in crab butter, almond, lemon, tarragon
- Suckling pig roasted with spices, dried plums, onions

Have a wonderful birthday.

Feb 09, 2015
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Best Dishes of 2015

Yes I read your review of Contra and decided to try it. Enjoyed the clean, streamlined flavors and unfussy presentation. Great rec ellenost.

Feb 04, 2015
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Best Dishes of 2015

January roundup:

Jungsik -
- Octopus, ssamjang aioli
- Bossam, crispy pork belly, dwenjang rice
- Black cod, soy pepper marinade
- Rack of lamb, green curry

Lincoln -
- Arancini, saffron, mozzarella
- Roasted bay scallops, cauliflower, pine nuts, currants, Cipollini onions
- Rigatoni al ragu Napoletano: braised wagyu beef shank, tomato, bone marrow, parmesan

Cosme -
- Uni tostada, bone marrow salsa, avocado, cucumber
- Purple corn pozole, crispy pork jowl, lettuce, radish, Mexican oregano
- Smoked raw sepia, salsa Mexicana
- Husk meringue, corn mousse

Contra -
- Warm house made bread basted with lamb fat, celery root butter
- Kohlrabi, walnut, Asian pear, radish
- Roasted monkfish tail, celeriac, mussel, horseradish
- Roasted hanger steak, cabbage, kumquat
- Popcorn mousse, mandarin orange granitee

Cherche Midi -
- Pot de fromage, anchovy toast
- Fettuccine, swiss chard pesto, toasted walnuts, pecorino
- Ile flottante

The Cecil -
- Oxtail dumplings, green apple curry, taro root chip
- Cinnamon scented fried guinea hen, charred okra, Asian red beans, roasted sweet potato
- Nyangbo Marquis: flourless chocolate cake, coffee cream, brown butter speculoos, cocoa streusel

Little Park -
- Beetroot tartare, horseradish, rye, smoked trout roe
- Spatchcock chicken, freekeh, sweet mustard
- Pear and milk chocolate tart, white wine sorbet

Parm UWS -
- Chicken parm platter, baked ziti
- Crispy zucchini
- Linguine vongole

Mission Cantina -
- Lamb belly al pastor taco
- Mole spiced chicken wings

Mille Feuille Bakery -
- Galette des rois

Feb 04, 2015
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Filipino restaurant near 53rd and Sixth

Nothing within walking distance but look into Jeepney downtown.

Jan 25, 2015
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Help with laid back birthday weekend in nyc

Try Little Park, Andrew Carmellini's new restaurant in TriBeCa specializing in seasonal small plates.

Jan 15, 2015
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Off the beaten track Anniversary Dinner?

The Cecil
White Street

Jan 12, 2015
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Pete Wells's Top 10 New Restaurants -- thoughts?

I loved Batard, Dirty French and Gato.

Dec 31, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

December roundup:

The Modern Dining Room -
- Foie gras and orange tart, quince, sweet fennel vinaigrette
- Cauliflower cooked in crab butter, almond, lemon, tarragon
- Suckling pig roasted with spices, dried plums, onions

Aquavit -
- Vänern Löjrom Toast, Swedish caviar, crème fraiche, chives
- Beef Rydberg, potato, onion marmalade, egg yolk

Bâtard -
- Octopus "Pastrami," braised ham hock, pommery mustard, new potatoes
- Duck breast, persimmon, mushroom crêpe, duck liver mousse
- Chocolate torte, black cardamom, hazelnut semifreddo

White Street -
- Squid ink bucatini, crab, coconut milk
- Duo of lamb (belly confit, lamb loin), root vegetables, pine nuts, apricot mustard sauce

Élan -
- Sea urchin guacamole, taro chips
- Seared tea smoked salmon, tamarind vadouvan curry, julienned vegetables

Aldea -
- Roasted autumn quash, burrata, cauliflower, maple vinegar, almonds
- Arroz de pato, duck confit, chorizo, citrus purée, duck cracklings
- Gianduja mousse, toasted orange pound cake, banana brûlée

Aldo Sohm Wine Bar -
- Whole baked cauliflower, roast chicken salt
- Truffle pasta, grated yak cheese

Via Quadronno -
- Risotto Milanese
- Fig tart

Danji -
- Spicy pork belly sliders, cucumber, scallions, gochujang
- Spicy "K.F.C." Korean fire chicken wings

Payard -
- Caramel chocolate Bûche de Noël

Dec 31, 2014
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Dirty French Report

Here's the duck.

Dec 10, 2014
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Best Seafood Bets


Dec 10, 2014
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Dirty French Report

Two stars from Pete Wells.

Dec 10, 2014
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Celebrating my husband's 60th Birthday

I believe that Tocqueville can seat a party of nine in the main dining room.

Dec 09, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Best of the UWS, 2014 Edition

Parm will open on December 15.

Dec 09, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Maharlika: Filipino Pop-Up


"East Village Filipino Favorite Maharlika Currently Closed Due to 'Building Complications'"

Dec 09, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Best (take-out) Pastries in NYC?

We get pastries and croissants from Mille Feuille every Sunday. We also like Dominique Ansel's tarte tatin.

Dec 09, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Birthday cake for brother, or something else?

Momofuku Milk Bar has great cakes. I recently enjoyed the German Chocolate Cake with toasted coconut and crack pie filling.

Dec 05, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

Yes that's the "al pastor" taco. It's very good.

Dirty French is a must.

Dec 02, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

November roundup:

Jean-Georges -
- Bay scallops, caramelized cauliflower, caper raisin emulsion
- Black bass crusted with nuts and seeds, sweet and sour jus

The NoMad -
- Salmon rillettes, sorrel, rye toast
- Pumpkin salad, parmesan, roasted Bartlett pear
- Roast beef, black trumpets, sunchokes, bone marrow

Dirty French -
- House made flat bread, fromage blanc, Herbes de Provence
- Mille Feuille: trumpet royale, green curry
- Duck a l’Orange: 30 day aged roast duck, Arabic spices, preserved oranges

Benoit -
- Caesar’s salad with lobster
- Cassoulet
- Chocolate soufflé

Telepan Local -
- Sourdough pizette, Montauk clams, chili oil
- Fried chicken leg confit, spicy coleslaw, buttermilk waffle

Café Sabarsky -
- Creamed spaetzle, wild mushrooms, peas, carrots, tarragon
- Roasted bratwurst, Reisling sauerkraut, Dijon
- Milchramstrudel: quark cheese strudel, vanilla sauce

Casellula -
- Roasted cauliflower flat bread, goat cheese, spinach, lemon ricotta
- Pig’s Ass Sandwich: 5-Spoke Creamery Tumbleweed, Fol Epi, pickles, chipotle aioli
- Apple cheddar pandowdy, bourbon caramel, spiced maple bacon ice cream

Larb Ubol -
- Vegetarian som tum with avocado
- Duck Pad Ped, Thai eggplant, peppercorn, basil, spicy curry

Empellon Al Pastor -
- Spit roasted pork and pineapple taco
- Tripe, beef tongue, and bacon taco

Dominique Ansel -
- Rum raisin cronut

Dec 02, 2014
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Best Italian

Best high end - Del Posto
Best rustic - Perla
Best pasta - Lincoln
Best steak - Costata
Best vegetarian - Le Verdure (Eataly)
Best sandwiches - Parm

Nov 29, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan