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CARBONE..recommendations?

Chicken scarpariello
Linguine vongole

Oct 05, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

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
Riverman500 in Manhattan

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
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

Thanks most of them were business lunches and dinners. Betony, Marta, Montmartre, Nice Matin, and Seasonal are all great. I hope that you will get to try them.

Oct 03, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Won't be returning to Per Se

"This was about Per Se (or the host specifically) not recognizing the VIP (whether real or self-perceived, I can't say as we've never met) on the phone asking."

Indeed, tweeting, blogging, or posting on CH or Instagram won't turn you into a VIP at Per Se. The restaurant has too many real VIPs among its regular clientele.

Best Dishes 2014

September roundup:

Del Posto –
- Vitello tonnato
- Luna Piena ravioli, Castelmagno, black truffle butter
- Heritage Red Wattle pork, apricot mostarda, baby fennel, sweet corn
- Pecorino Romano cake, honey gelato, roasted pears

Betony –
- Frozen green gazpacho, pumpernickel, yogurt
- Grain salad, labne, sprouts
- Sautéed skate, cucumber, green curry

Seäsonal –
- Pochiertes Ei: soft poached egg, lobster, hen of the woods, pumpernickel
- Kaisergulasch: veal cheeks, paprika, peppers, spätzle
- Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte: cherry, chocolate, cream

Tertulia –
- Choclo: charred hominy, diced pork belly, lime aioli, cilantro, chili
- Brandade de bacalao, baked egg, roasted peppers
- Arroz Negro: Calasparra rice, squid ink, calamari, sea urchin, chorizo, avocado
- Pan borracho: drunken bread pudding, raisins, walnut nocello ice cream

Montmartre –
- Fennel barigoule, walnuts, figs, arugula, goat cheese
- Roast chicken, oyster mushrooms, bacon, vin jaune

Marta –
- Polpo salad: charred octopus, cranberry beans, cherry tomatoes, purslane
- Funghi pizza: fontina, hen of the woods, red onion, thyme

Nice Matin –
- Pork chop Milanese, summer corn and tomato salad

Balthazar –
- Warm goat cheese and caramelized onion tart
- Beef Stroganoff, buttered noodles

Somtum Der –
- Crab pad thai
- Tum Mangsavirat (vegetarian papaya salad)
- Fried chicken
- Duck larb

Momofuku Milk Bar –
- German chocolate cake, flaky coconut, pecan crunch, crack pie filling

Oct 02, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan
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Best Dishes 2014

It's as good as ever.

Sep 02, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

August roundup:

Jean-Georges
- sea trout draped in trout eggs, crisped trout skin, lemon custard, dill puree
- battered sweetbreads, pickled peach, arugula, pink peppercorn, pea sprouts
- parmesan crusted chicken, artichokes, basil, lemon butter
- chocolate tasting: white chocolate ice cream, yuzu sorbet, milk chocolate custard, warm chocolate cake, hazelnuts, meringue, candied orange

Kajitsu
- fried vegetables with citrus
- chickpea bara sushi (donburi)
- anmitsu (dessert): peach, apricot, cherry, black beans, white bean paste, mochi, maple syrup

Carbone
- fettuccine con funghi
- chicken scarpariello with house-made cotechino

A Voce Columbus
- paccheri with guanciale, pecorino, matriciana sauce
- roast duck breast, pickled cherries, blackberry apple puree, pistachio
- bomboloni filled with pastry cream, warm bitter chocolate sauce

Salinas
- Serrano ham croquetas, wild mushroom, smoked corn aioli
- arroz brut a la plancha: braised lamb, brown rice cake, Merguez sausage
- pulpo a la sarten: seared octopus, fingerling potatoes, olives, capers
- flan de mango: double cream custard, kiwi, mango granite, red currant

Benoit
- quenelles de brochet, Nantua sauce
- peach melba, raspberry coulis, almond tuille

Bar Primi
- breakfast spaghetti, kale, pancetta, poached egg
- ricotta bruschetta, fig, Sardinian honey

Root & Bone
- grilled peach caprese
- fried chicken

Blaue Gans
- pork jäger schnitzel, herbed spätzle, bacon mushroom gravy

Empellon Taqueria
- lobster taco, corn, epazote
- crab cake taco, sea urchin guacamole

Sep 02, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Bâtard

Amazing review. I hope to get a reservation soon.

Aug 26, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Fuss free, cool dinner for not so new to NYC

The entrees are all under $20 as specified by the OP. The only item over $20 would be the daily special.
http://barprimi.com/menu

Aug 26, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Lunch in lower east side this Friday

Bar Primi
Ivan Ramen

Aug 26, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan
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Good Fried Chicken in the City

Eater's review:

"Root & Bone Serves Manhattan's Best New Fried Chicken"
http://ny.eater.com/archives/2014/08/...

Aug 26, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Fuss free, cool dinner for not so new to NYC

Try Bar Primi.

Good Fried Chicken in the City

The grilled peach caprese is also good.

Aug 23, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Good Fried Chicken in the City

Aug 23, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan
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What's your favorite Little Wisco restaurant?

I love Perla.

Aug 20, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan
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Best Dishes 2014

Just make sure they're foodies too... and not on a diet!

Aug 01, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan
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Best Dishes 2014

Ha, I love my vendors' expense accounts :)

Best Dishes 2014

July roundup:

Le Bernardin –
- wild striped bass tartare with champagne-mango emulsion
- warm octopus carpaccio with leek compote and Peruvian anticucho sauce
- chocolate mille-feuille with caramelized phyllo, thyme gelée and salted milk chocolate ice cream

Marea –
- baccala with crispy rice and mustard greens

Lincoln –
- octopus terrine
- spaghetti with clams and sea urchin
- orchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe
- tartufo with chocolate, hazelnut and cherry gelato

Ristorante Morini -
- calamari alla piastra with mozzarella, charred kale and olives
- chocolate olive oil cake with warm chocolate sauce, orange confit and whipped cream

Gato –
- crab risotto with garlic bread crumbs and Calabrian red chili
- pizza with lamb sausage, tomato jam, mozzarella and mint
- chocolate crema Catalanta with toasted hazelnuts

Louro -
- octopus Bolognese with tagliatelle and goose pancetta
- “The Santos” (johnnycake, caramel sauce, roasted corn ice cream)

Momofuku Ssam Bar –
- rotisserie chicken ssam
- smoked salmon buns

Narcissa –
- crab salad with blood orange and hazelnuts
- rotisserie poussin

Estela –
- arroz negro with squid and romesco

Wong –
- BoBo chicken with carrot ginger glaze and curry

Aug 01, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan
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Which restaurant rating?

Ziggy I love your blog which was mentioned upthread.

Jul 28, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Your favorite chocolate desserts in Manhattan

Le Bernardin - chocolate mille feuille with thyme gelee, caramelized phyllo, and salted milk chocolate ice cream

Lincoln - tartufo (they pour the chocolate syrup at the table which hardens in 30 seconds)

Benoit - chocolate souffle

Ristorante Morini - chocolate olive oil cake with orange confit and warm chocolate sauce

Gato - chocolate crema Catalana

Jul 28, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Anniversary dinner recommendations

Louro
Estela
Narcissa
Le Philosophe
Acme

Jul 22, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Best Chocolate Souffle

Benoit

Jul 01, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

June roundup:

Picholine - risotto primavera with Greek bottarga, seared skate wing with white asparagus and morels

Lincoln - soft shell crab with almonds, ramps, picked fennel and lemon mayo, strozzapreti con aragosta (lobster pasta with lobster and scallop sausage, tarragon and peas)

Modern Bar Room - king crab with radishes, avocado, Meyer lemon and sprouts

Leopard at des Artistes - grilled pork chop with fruit mustard and grilled endive

Convivium Osteria (Brooklyn) - grilled boneless whole trout stuffed with prosciutto and fresh rosemary

Palm - Cajun ribeye

Atlantic Grill - pan seared sockeye salmon with asparagus and roasted carrots

Andanada - pan seared halibut with green pea soup and boar belly

Topaz - Isan grilled chicken

Ed's Chowder House - dark chocolate pudding

Jul 01, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Soft Shell Crab !

Lincoln

Jun 28, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan
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Union Square Cafe Closing

"It will forfeit its lease at the end of next year..."

USC will be open for another 18 months. There's still plenty of time to enjoy it.

Jun 24, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Favorite Pasta dish of the year

So delicious.

Jun 20, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan

Favorite Pasta dish of the year

Lincoln - strozzapreti con aragosta (lobster pasta with lobster and scallop sausage, tarragon and peas)

Costata - garganelli alla fiamma (prosciutto, peas, truffle cream)

All'Onda - garganelli with crab, citrus, tarragon and yuzu kosho

Ristorante Morini - duck confit agnolotti

Perla - fetuccine with oxtail ragu and porcini mushrooms

Why do people like sea urchin?

Try it with bacon. You'll love it.

Jun 20, 2014
Riverman500 in General Topics

Join me for Eleven madison Park, Per Se, La bernardin

Enjoy. I hope you get to meet some interesting people.

Jun 02, 2014
Riverman500 in Manhattan