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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.

about 17 hours ago
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.

2 days ago
ellenost in Manhattan

nomad or dirty french or carbone??

+1 for Betony.

2 days ago
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
ellenost in Manhattan

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

Jungsik menu question

If you're planning to share, I'd go with the larger size. The larger size isn't too large (not double the size of the smaller size).

I love Betony. I've become somewhat of a "regular" since it's 2 blocks from my office. Had a terrific dinner at Betony 2 weeks ago.

Bottom line: you'll have a great dinner at either restaurant.

Oct 14, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Jungsik menu question

I've had the tasting menu once, and the choice menu twice. All of the meals were excellent. I prefer the choice menu in order to customize my menu. Jungsik also has a smaller/larger size portion for many of the items on the choice menu. I received amuses/mignardises with the choice menu. There are a number of dishes on the tasting menu that are not available on the choice menu. Jungsik was also very flexible in allowing us to substitute a dish from the choice menu instead of one on the tasting menu. Service was extremely attentive and gracious all three dinners. Hope you have a wonderful time!

Oct 14, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Michelin New York 2015 results

I hope you believe the rave reviews. Jungsik is a terrific restaurant with wonderful food and great service! Very happy that they kept their 2 Michelin stars!

Oct 06, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Won't be returning to Per Se

I loved Le Violon d'Ingres! When I dined there last with my mother in 2000, we had asked them to call us a taxi to take us back to our hotel. After no luck, the chef/owner got on his motor scooter and brought a taxi back for us. Now that is the best service! Food was incredible too!

Oct 04, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Won't be returning to Per Se

Very disappointed to hear that they were not responsive. There are too many other great restaurants for me to dine at in NYC.

Oct 03, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan
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Burger quandary: Spotted Pig vs NoMad vs Peter Luger?

Maybe if it's a small 1/2 burger you might be okay (skip together fries & shake though). The Atera tasting menu is a lot of fantastic food. I always go for the 6:00 seating and have a small salad for lunch at noon, and I'm okay. Love your idea about getting a tasting size burger as part of the dinner. Hope you report back on your dinner at Atera.

Oct 02, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan