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La Grenouille owner Charles Masson splits from restaurant

Maybe LG won't change much since Charles Masson's younger brother Philippe is taking over.

Mar 26, 2014
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All'Onda

Two star review from Pete Wells:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/din...

Mar 25, 2014
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La Grenouille owner Charles Masson splits from restaurant

I just read this on Grubstreet:
http://www.grubstreet.com/2014/03/la-...

Mar 25, 2014
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Super Bowl-less dining

Blue Ribbon Brasserie or Bakery

Jan 31, 2014
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looking for a very romantic restaurant, intimate with not a lot of action?

The OP's budget is "under 80$/per without the wine" so that would eliminate Bouley, JG and GT for dinner.

I would suggest Lincoln.

Jan 31, 2014
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Per Se Salon question

If $100 is your budget then you would have a better experience at Picholine.

Jan 03, 2014
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where to eat near SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street

Thanks for reporting back. I'm glad that you enjoyed Co.

Nov 21, 2013
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where to eat near SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street

Co.
Grand Sichuan

Nov 19, 2013
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Dining choice dilemma-Trattoria Dell'Arte or A Voce for Thanksgiving Dinner

If you and your guests like red sauce italian American food then Trattoria dell'Arte would be a good choice.

For modern Italian cuisine, A Voce is fine though but not quite in the same league as Lincoln, Marea or Ai Fiori.

Nov 15, 2013
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We have only one night theatre district, which restaurant

DB Bistro Moderne opens for dinner at 5:00 pm.

Nov 05, 2013
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Dinner Party Invitation

Chocolates from Teuscher.

Nov 05, 2013
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Help us plan our First Anniversary Saturday!

If you want an early dinner, Del Posto opens at 4:30 on Saturdays though the prix fixe is $126 for five courses.

Avoid Le Perigord. It is not at all in the same league as La Grenouille.

Nov 04, 2013
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Lackluster lunch @ Marea

With all due respect, I think you're crossing off restaurants for the wrong reasons (desserts at Per Se, tagliatelle with white truffles at Marea).

The desserts at Per Se are now as streamlined as Le Bernardin and that's not a bad thing, especially after a long, complex, multicourse meal. I think Marea's seafood specialties are still very good. I wouldn't think of ordering white truffles at a seafood restaurant, but that's just me.

Nov 04, 2013
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Dinner Idea Near Bowery (New Museum)

Family Recipe
Parm
Ed's Lobster Bar

Nov 04, 2013
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Business Dinner in NYC

Lincoln.

Nov 04, 2013
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Where to Have Good Coffee in Midtown

The bar at Ma Peche (on 55th between 5th and 6th) serves excellent coffee and you'll have access to sweets at the adjacent Momofuku Milk Bar.

Nov 01, 2013
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Another food adventure!

Jackets are definitely required in the Salon at Per Se. I was there last weekend.

Nov 01, 2013
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Tasting menus for someone with... a simple/young/pedestrian palate?

Craft

Sep 30, 2013
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Michelin 2014 - Bib Gourmand picks

These are restaurants that the Michelin guide picked for excellence on a budget, i.e. two courses and wine or dessert for $40 pp.

ABC Cocina
Al Bustan
Alobar
Andy's Seafood & Grill
Apizz
Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar
August
Ayada
Baci & Abbracci
Basil Brick Oven Pizza
Battersby
Beyoglu
Bianca
Bistro 33
Bohemian
Boqueria
Bread & Tulips
Bunker
Buttermilk Channel
Casa Enrique
Cata
Char No. 4
Chavela's
Cho Dang Gol
Ciccio
Clinton St. Baking Company
Co Ba
Congee Village
Crispo
DBGB Kitchen & Bar
Dear Bushwick
Dim Sum Go Go
Diner
Dirt Candy
Don Antonio by Starita
Do or Dine
Ed's Lobster Bar
Egg
El Parador
El Paso Taqueria
Enoteca Maria
Family Recipe
Fatty 'Cue
Fatty Crab
Fankies 457 Spuntino
Franny's
Garden Court Café
The General Greene
Gennaro
The Good Fork
Gran Electrica
HanGawi
Havana Café
Hecho en Dumbo
Hill Country Chicken
Hino Maru Ramen
Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Il Poeta
Jean Claude
JG Melon
Jin Ramen
John Brown Smokehouse
J. Restaurant Chez Asta
Katz's
Keste Pizza & Vino
Land of Plenty
Laut
L'Ecole
Lil' Frankie's
Little Pepper
Lupa
Lu Xiang Yuan
Mamak House
Mapo Tofu
Marlow & Sons
Mayfield
The Meatball Shop
Mercato
Mesa Coyoacan
Mexicana Mama
Mexicosina
Mile End
Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Momokawa
Murray's Cheese Bar
New Malaysia
Northeast Kingdom
Northern Spy Food Co.
No. 7
Nyonya
Ornella
Paulie Gee's
Perry Street
Phoenix Garden
Pok Pok NY
Porsena
Prime Meats
Prospect
Prune
Purple Yam
Robataya
Roberta's
Rubirosa
Runner & Stone
Salt & Fat
Saravanaas
Seersucker
Seo
Sip Sak
Snack
Soba-Ya
Speedy Romeo
Supper
Sura
Szechuan Gourmet
Tang
Tanoreen
Tertulia
Tra Di Noi
Traif
Turkish Kitchen
Uncle Zhou
Untitled
Uva
Vida
Vinegar Hill House
Wild Edibles
Xixa
Yunnan Kitchen
Zabb Elee (East Village)
Zabb Elee (Queens)
Zero Otto Nove
Zoma

Eater link:
http://ny.eater.com/archives/2013/09/...

Sep 25, 2013
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UWS Saturday Dinner-good but not fancy

Boulud Sud

Sep 25, 2013
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Osteria Morini - Whats good these days

I always get the stracci with wild mushrooms. It is indeed delicious.

Sep 25, 2013
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Thai. Is there a "not-to-be-missed" place?

Try the crab fried rice when you go.

Sep 25, 2013
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Chinatown/Little Italy/LES Food Tour

You should include Prosperity Dumpling and Pok Pok Phat Thai.

Sep 11, 2013
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Recommendations for 30th birthday dinner

Tocqueville is quite good but very sedate.

For something new and fun, with a younger crowd, consider Le Philosophe, where an ex-Jean-Georges/Daniel chef is serving some the best classic French food in NYC at the moment.

Sep 11, 2013
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Which Should we Choose?

The Dutch would be a fine choice.

Other possibilities:

Bistro La Promenade
Colicchio and Sons
Scarpetta
Babbo
Perla
Louro
Minetta Tavern
The Breslin
Empellon Taqueria
The NoMad
Yerba Buena Perry

Sep 10, 2013
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Pre-theater in midtown

Benoit is great and very convenient to City Center.

Sep 09, 2013
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Larb Ubol Hell's Kitchen Thai

We loved the crispy pork larb. The kai yang was also good but I've had better versions elsewhere. Nice place, friendly staff. We plan to return soon.

Sep 09, 2013
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Tasting Menus

Per Se
Picholine
Le Bernardin
Jean-Georges

Sep 06, 2013
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NYC Best Dinners

I like the Lamb's Club but would not really recommend it to a first time visitor.

Carbone is stylized Italian-American but isn't among the most creative and distinctive Italian restaurants in the city. Instead, consider Marea, Lincoln, Perla, and Del Posto.

For fine dining, I would add Picholine and Jean Georges to your list.

Sep 06, 2013
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West 50-70 Recommendations

Marea
Jean Georges
Nougatine
The Modern
Benoit
Picholine
Ma Peche
Yakitori Totto
Danji
Ippudo West Side
Don Antonio
Benares
Salumeria Rosi
Fairway Cafe

Sep 04, 2013
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