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Good Fried Chicken in the City

Another vote for Ma Peche! They have both a habanero and a traditional version. I've had only the habanero that is wonderful!

Momofuku Noodle Bar also has a large format fried chicken dinner that provides both Korean fried chicken and Southern fried chicken. Group size is 4-8 people, and a reservation on the Momofuku website is required. Cost is $125.

about 4 hours ago
ellenost in Manhattan

Anniversary Dinner in Tribeca

+1 for American Cut; it was my favorite steak dinner for 2013 (definitely need to make a return visit)!

about 11 hours ago
ellenost in Manhattan

Anniversary Dinner in Tribeca

Nobu 57 is adequate. Haven't been to Nobu in TriBeCa in many years. Hope it's better than its midtown location. There are so many better restaurants in the area. Highly recommend Jungsik if you prefer Asian (Korean) cuisine.

Aug 19, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

The NoMad Bar

Since the main reason that I want to try The NoMad Bar is for the chicken pot pie, I'm a bit concerned with your observation that there was very little chicken. Have others had the same observation? What else was in the dish (other than foie gras)?

Aug 17, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

Ma Peche: Grilled short rib, lettuce, onion soubise and fried egg (so good!). $29 listed as a Chef's special (not on the cart).

Aug 15, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Looking for moderate priced dinner/lunch near V&A Museum (London) for solo diner

Looks like what she may want. Of course if it were me, the last thing I go for is "fresh and healthy" fare, but the menu has great variety to suit all tastes. Thanks!

Aug 14, 2014
ellenost in U.K./Ireland

Looking for moderate priced dinner/lunch near V&A Museum (London) for solo diner

Thanks! We have Le Pain Quotidien in NYC too!

Any thoughts about seafood restaurants/restaurants that have seafood (not sushi)?

Aug 14, 2014
ellenost in U.K./Ireland

Looking for moderate priced dinner/lunch near V&A Museum (London) for solo diner

NYC Hound looking for help: My sister will be in London staying at a hotel across the street from the V&A Museum. She'll be dining solo and looking for a moderate priced restaurant for dinner/lunch nearby that has "fresh and healthy fare". She doesn't want anything too spicy; she also doesn't want any Indian food. Thanks very much for your help!

Aug 14, 2014
ellenost in U.K./Ireland

Twist vs. Sage vs. L'Atelier

I don't believe Twist is open either Sunday or Monday.

Aug 09, 2014
ellenost in Las Vegas

Betony -- menu suggestions

Thanks for your report! It's been about 2 months since I've been to Betony, so I'm overdue for a return visit. Will try the short ribs (loved them the first time I had them). Want to compare them with my all-time favorite short ribs at Momofuku Ko. I think Ko still has the "edge", but I think Betony may be in 2nd place.

Aug 08, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Best burgers in LV? And other lunch recommendations in/near Paris (on strip)

And I much preferred both the burger and the milkshake at Burger Bar over BLT Burger. Also thought the service was more attentive and friendly at Burger Bar.

Aug 07, 2014
ellenost in Las Vegas

Alternative to EMP

Love both restaurants so you'll have a great time at either. Highly recommend the foie gras bonbons and the lobster at Betony. This is reminding me that I'm overdue for a return visit to Betony.

Aug 07, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Best Cocktails 2014

+1 for the Seven Spice Sour (it's my favorite cocktail).

Aug 06, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Momofuku Noodle (lunch question)

Had dinner last night at Noodle Bar to try the new Hozon Ramen and Shiitake Buns. Loved them both! My sister joined me so we had a "ton" of stuff. My sister classed the shiitake buns as the "meatiest" vegetable dish she's eaten. Also loved the new corn dish, the spicy cucumbers, the special eggplant, and the pea shoots.

Aug 05, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

4/19/14 Dining Report - Camille by Manon, Bachi HLK, Forte European Tapas, Popcorn Girl, Andre's

I switched my trip to LV from the usual spring until November, so I haven't gone yet. My plans so far are: Le Cirque, Twist, Guy Savoy, and while I was planning to go to Yusho, I'm now thinking about Gordon Ramsay Steak instead.

Aug 04, 2014
ellenost in Las Vegas

Best Dishes 2014

Hozon Ramen at Momofuku Noodle Bar.

Aug 04, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

Definitely want to try The Modern Dining Room (especially since it's so close to my office). Hoping to get in at the end of August/early September.

Aug 03, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

New wrinkle on hard to get reservations

There's a new company in NYC doing the same thing. Not sure if anyone is using it; I won't bother.

Jul 30, 2014
ellenost in Las Vegas

15 East - Pedestrian Sushi and A Scaly Foot

Your meal sounds great to me. I keep reminding myself that I must try 15 East (especially since I can't dine solo at the sushi bar at Sushi Nakazawa--I'm really getting very annoyed at the restaurants that won't seat solo diners).

Jul 28, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

List of top steakhouses in NYC

Loved my dinner at American Cut! You should definitely try it. I loved the pastrami coated rib eye; some have found it too salty, but I thought it was terrific. Also loved the potato latkes and the cracker jack sundae.

Jul 28, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Alternative to EMP

+1 for both The NoMad and Betony.

Jul 27, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Single Diner New York

Since there are only 12 seats at Momofuku Ko, walk-ins are not permitted since there will be no availability. You should check their website for last minute cancellations, and make a reservation (if available).

Walk-ins are permitted at all of the other Momofuku restaurants (in fact other than Ma Peche and the large format meals, reservations are not taken for either Ssam Bar or Noodle Bar).

Jul 25, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

What is the appeal of Yusho?

Sounds like I'll be trying it for myself.

Jul 24, 2014
ellenost in Las Vegas

What is the appeal of Yusho?

BTW, have you had the Logan Poser Ramen? Does it have a sour(ish) taste? I am planning to have it when i have dinner at Yusho, but if it does have a sour(ish) taste I might pass on it. I'm not a fan of Chinese hot and sour soups.

Jul 24, 2014
ellenost in Las Vegas

Per Se salon, Marea or Momo Ko

I've dined at both Ko and Per Se Salon. Definitely try to get the reservation at Ko. Was there last night for dinner, and they've just put back their amazing deep fried short rib. It's so delicious that I'm already planning another dinner.

Since reservations are not taken for the Per Se Salon, there is no guarantee that you'll be seated at one of the private sofas and tables. On my last visit to the Per Se Salon, I was seated at the communal table that I found very uncomfortable (no other people, but the seating itself was uncomfortable).

Jul 24, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

Deep fried short rib, peanut and bean sprout at Momofuku Ko. Ko hasn't had the short rib on their menu in more than a year. Today was its return to the menu (just missed the last of the rib eye cap, but love the short rib just as much).

Jul 23, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Momofuku Noodle (lunch question)

Great report! I definitely need to visit Noodle Bar again. Had two wonderful lunches at Noodle Bar in Toronto, and I agree with you (as usual) that although I'm not a ramen expert, I do know what I like, and I loved the original Momofuku ramen. I definitely want to try the hozon ramen and the shiitake buns. Also want the pretzel cake truffles since they're my favorite!

Jul 22, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Per Se or Eleven Madison Park?

Agree with Spiritchaser 100%.

Jul 22, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

Single Diner New York

I've dined solo at Eleven Madison Park, Momofuku Ko and Per Se, and have had terrific meals at all three. Solo reservations are not available on OpenTable for either EMP or Per Se; you will need to call to reserve. Per Se takes reservations one month to the date in advance of your requested date; EMP takes reservations 4 weeks in advance. Momofuku Ko takes reservations only via their website 10 days in advance including the current date for dinner and 14 days in advance including the current date for lunch; solo reservations are available. All of these restaurants are exclusively tasting menus.

BTW, Per Se will be closed for vacation for 2 weeks in August (I think it's the first 2 weeks).

Another restaurant that I highly recommend is Atera (a Michelin 2 star restaurant). I've dined solo at Atera, and have loved all of my dinners (also only tasting menu). Atera takes solo reservations via OpenTable 6 weeks in advance.

Jul 21, 2014
ellenost in Manhattan

What is the appeal of Yusho?

I am looking forward to trying Yusho when I visit LV in November (sorry that I had missed it in Chicago 2 years ago).

Jul 18, 2014
ellenost in Las Vegas