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Andre's at the Monte Carlo vs. Alize at the Palms

Unfortunately I still haven't been to Andre's. Did read uhockey's excellent report, so it may be on my itinerary for a future trip. For my upcoming trip to LV (also in November) my plans are: Gordon Ramsay Steak, Le Cirque, Twist and Guy Savoy. I was delighted to read uhockey's glowing report of Le Cirque. I was a bit concerned when I had read that the chef had recently changed, but am now confident that my dinner at Le Cirque will be just as wonderful as my past dinners.

about 15 hours ago
ellenost in Las Vegas

Solo lunch on Halloween

If you're in midtown, I highly recommend one of my favorite restaurants: Betony. Betony has a 2 course lunch (app + main) for $38. There are 5 choices for each course. Solo diners are welcome for table seating.

about 18 hours ago
ellenost in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

Some photos from my dinner at Atera last week

Oct 28, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan
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Looking for restaurant suggestions

+1 for Jungsik and Bouley.

Oct 28, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

Recent dinners at two of my favorite (and regular) restaurants:

Atera: entire current menu is brilliant and delicious!

Betony: potato ravioli with leeks and trout roe (photo attached).

Michelin really messed up with these 2 restaurants: Atera should have been elevated to 3 stars, and Betony deserves 2 stars. Let's hope Michelin gets it right for these 2 restaurants next year.

Oct 28, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

What is your favorite glass of wine?

My favorite glass of wine is a German Riesling (either a spatlese or auslese). I find that it works well with almost everything.

Oct 26, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Is Twist ok for a solo diner?

I will be dining solo at Twist in about a month. I'm looking forward to the Grand Tasting Menu too. Didn't know that Twist was open on Monday.

Oct 24, 2014
ellenost in Las Vegas

Post-theater dinner in Midtown West, Saturday

Highly recommend Betony. It's located at 57 St. & 6th Ave. I regularly dine at Betony.

Oct 23, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

nomad or dirty french or carbone??

+1 for Betony.

Oct 23, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

nomad or dirty french or carbone??

Highly recommend The NoMad. Love the chicken for 2 and the milk and honey dessert. Have not been to Dirty French or Carbone.

Oct 23, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Dinner near 57th and 5th this Friday

I highly recommend the habanero fried chicken at Ma Peche. It's perfect for sharing among a group. It's not too spicy.

Oct 22, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Dinner near 57th and 5th this Friday

Have you considered Ma Peche (56 St. & 5th Ave.) or Betony (57 St. & 6th Ave.). I work in the area, and am a "regular" at both.

Oct 22, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Restaurant Recs?

2 bites for me. Betony used to have a delicious chicken liver mousse. Hope they bring it back!

Oct 21, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Restaurant Recs?

Betony has both a hot and cold prep for foie gras. In addition Betony has the delicious foie gras bonbons. These 3 foie gras dishes should definitely "scratch the itch".

Oct 21, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Restaurant Recs?

I highly recommend The NoMad (haven't been to the Bar yet), Betony and Ma Peche. I'm a "regular" at all three restaurants, and won't go wrong with any of them.

Oct 21, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

In Manhattan for a few days. (price no option)

My favorite tasting menus are: Momofuku Ko, Eleven Madison Park, and Atera. I love these restaurants so much that I've become a "regular" at all of them. All three are hard-to-get reservations. Ko and Atera are counter-seating. Both Atera and EMP are $225; Ko is $125 for dinner (10 courses) and $175 for lunch (16 courses). You should also consider Bouley's lunch tasting menu: 5 courses for $55.

Oct 21, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Bouley

Wonderful report! Bouley has been a long-time favorite of mine. I think the downstairs red room is gorgeous! I think Bouley definitely deserves 2 Michelin stars.

Oct 21, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

...ignoring the circumstances, Le Cirque's new 'kid' can cook.

Great report and photos. I'm so glad I'm returning to Le Cirque next month.

Oct 19, 2014
ellenost in Las Vegas

Around Museum of Modern Art

You might like Ma Peche (W. 56 St. between 5th & 6th Aves.). Dim Sum style service + Chef's specials.

Oct 17, 2014
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Anniversary Dinner 11/1

+1 for: Betony, Juni, Picholine, Jungsik, Tocqueville.

Oct 17, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Best recs near 70th and CPW

If Picholine is in the budget, I highly recommend it. Happy that Picholine regained its Michelin star.

Oct 17, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Momofuku ko changes

Ko will be relocating to a new larger space before the end of this year.

Oct 15, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

NYC for 2 dinners, which one would you pick?

Thanks; I'll definitely be moving Annisa towards the top of my list of new restaurants to try.

Oct 15, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Scarpetta Review

foodwhisperer: FYI, RGR no longer posts on this board. She is greatly missed!

Oct 15, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

NYC for 2 dinners, which one would you pick?

You find the service at Jungsik "feels like a futuristic insane asylum"??? Wow, I found the service at Jungsik at each of my three dinners to be warm, attentive and polished.

Oct 15, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

NYC for 2 dinners, which one would you pick?

I haven't found the food at Jungsik to be too spicy. You can always mention to your captain at Jungsik to keep the spice/heat level low. I have not had Korean food very often, but loved the food at Jungsik. I definitely want to explore more Korean restaurants.

Oct 15, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

NYC for 2 dinners, which one would you pick?

Dinner at Ko is about 2 hours. Dinner at Atera is close to 3 hours. The tasting menu at Jungsik is also close to 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

Oct 15, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

NYC for 2 dinners, which one would you pick?

Definitely on my list.

Oct 15, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

NYC for 2 dinners, which one would you pick?

Adore Momofuku Ko and Jungsik. Haven't been to Annisa yet. Also highly recommend Atera. I am am a "regular" at both Ko and Atera.

Oct 15, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Won't be returning to Per Se

There is no "modified" extended tasting menu at Per Se (just a term I'm using). About 14 courses (not the 20 courses of the extended tasting menu which I found to be too much food on my prior solo visit 6 months earlier). The regular menu is 9 courses. BTW, since this was my birthday dinner, it was the restaurant's idea to bring me the extra courses; I had not requested any extra courses. My captain told me that Chef Eli wanted to make me a special birthday dinner. I don't believe there was any additional charge (it was very lovely to be a "regular" at Per Se). It was a sensational birthday!

Oct 15, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan