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Filipino restaurant near 53rd and Sixth

Nothing within walking distance but look into Jeepney downtown.

Jan 25, 2015
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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
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Off the beaten track Anniversary Dinner?

The Cecil
White Street

Jan 12, 2015
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Pete Wells's Top 10 New Restaurants -- thoughts?

I loved Batard, Dirty French and Gato.

Dec 31, 2014
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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
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Best of the UWS, 2014 Edition

Parm will open on December 15.

Dec 09, 2014
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Maharlika: Filipino Pop-Up


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

Dec 09, 2014
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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
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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
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Pre Theater Dinner: BofM and RofA

Butter Midtown

Nov 17, 2014
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Private room for about 40-50 people in Mahattan

With all due respect I don't think your budget is realistic but you can search Opentable Private Dining for possible options.

Nov 14, 2014
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Solo dining spots with social opportunities (20s-30s)?

Yes I've met a few solo female diners at the bar at Babbo. Usually visiting execs but some locals as well.

Vitello Tonnato

Del Posto

Nov 12, 2014
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Big celebration lunch for two - tomorrow

Call Del Posto. I can usually get same day or next day reservations over the phone even if Opentable shows no availability.

Nov 04, 2014
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"Foodie" Weekend in NY

Try Marta.

Nov 03, 2014
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"Foodie" Weekend in NY

No pizza?

Nov 03, 2014
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What bygone food fad do you still enjoy? [NYC]


Nov 03, 2014
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Tavern on the Green accepting reservations

Jeremiah Tower will take over Tavern on the Green.

Nov 03, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

I read your review. I plan to visit Dirty French this month for the 30-day aged duck.

Nov 03, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

October roundup:

Per Se –
- Agnolotti with mascarpone, mustard cress, haricot vert, eggplant, parmesan crisp
- Lobster quenelle, caramelized salsify, cranberries, arugula, butternut squash bisque
- Pear gratin, ginger sabayon, green tea ice cream

Ai Fiori –
- Ravioli di Uovo, chanterelles, basil, tomato confit

The Modern Bar Room –
- Tuna sliders, brioche, tomato, charred lime, shiso
- Crispy chicken, parsnips, buttermilk
- Coffee caramel dome, vanilla ice cream

Le Philosophe –
- Chestnut pasta, Matsutake, Piave cheese, sweet potato puree, greens, pickled peppers
- Lobster Thermidor, tarragon, mustard seed, lemon
- Crepes Suzette, caramel orange sauce, vanilla ice cream

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria –
- Riso al Nero: squid, sofrito, squid ink
- Porchetta alla Romana: pickled vegetables, avocado, Cloumage, agrodolce
- Budino: layers of coffee mousse and chocolate mousse

Andanada –
- Calabaza y Queso de Cabra: roasted butter-nut squash, goat cheese, chistorra
- Alcachofas con Queso Manchego: fried artichokes with grated Manchego cheese
- Mixta Paella: chicken. seafood, peas, red peppers

Quality Italian –
- Corn gnudi, pistachio, basil, black pepper
- Berkshire pork chop, cherry saba, crispy sage

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill –
- Oxtail fried rice, daikon, shiitake, bone marrow, omelette, hot pepper sauce
- Grilled lamb chops, sweet potato puree
- Mango bread pudding, mango sorbet, sweet coconut

Salumeria Rosi –
- Zuppa di Farro: potatoes, squash, beans
- Lasagna: pork and beef ragu, béchamel
- Matuffi: polenta, tomato rosemary ragu simmered with pork bone, Pecorino Romano

Epicerie Boulud -
- Blueberry dacquoise
- Opera cake

Nov 03, 2014
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Chicken scarpariello
Linguine vongole

Oct 05, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

Nice Matin is a solid neighborhood place, nothing more than that. I did enjoy the pork chop Milanese which, unusually, had a bit of Parm and garlic in the breading. The sweet corn salad was a nice counterpoint. I think the Best Dishes thread should include low key restaurants as well as highly publicized ones.

Oct 03, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

Not really, usually order in at the office if I'm not meeting clients for meals. On weekends I can do a PB&J. I tried making pasta once but it was terrible :)

Oct 03, 2014
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