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Eastern Euro Delights at Café Polonia, Baltic Deli

Baltic Deli is a great, their frozen food selection include gahlumpkis (stuffed cabbage) pierogis seilesa dumplings. We get fresh keilbasa pan fry with onions add the cooked Seilesa dumplings for a great meal, and a small bottle of horseradish and beets oh soo.good.

Sep 06, 2012
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Friday - Saturday NYC Trip

We walked to this place from our hotel it was about a ten minutes walk and so well worth it. Albeit, it was $110.00 for some appetizers and two large martinis. It was so very good I can't wait 'til the next time I'm in NYC to go there again.

We had 3 1/2 dozens of Oysters; started with the Duxbury being from MA and all it is like a defacto starter. Then we asked our waiter, who was extremely knowledgeable in the different characteristics of the 25 + Oysters they had available. After a good description from the waiter we chose Canoe Lagoon from Alaska, they were large with just enough liquor and paired with the shallot / cider vinegar sauce was phenomenal. Again from the waiter's on point description we had the Moonstone Oysters that were a bit more on the briny side.

The Chilean Sea Bass Spring Rolls were excellent as well.

The Jalepeno Thirst Quencher was pretty good just enough bite from the Jalapeno, and my other half enjoyed her Aquaduct Martini, we got the large size versions and both were under $20.

The only thing that we didn't like was the fact we had to wait for the Spring Rolls because the kitchen wasn't open yet, but they started seating for dinner @ 6:00.

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Aquagrill
210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Mar 20, 2011
ericS in Manhattan

Friday - Saturday NYC Trip

I was a victim of the reservations thing, with the exception of one other restaurant, which I wasn't enthused about the menu, were available for last minute reservations.

Mar 20, 2011
ericS in Manhattan

Friday - Saturday NYC Trip

I've never been to a restaurant that needed to have so many tables pushed together to have patrons be seated and to leave. I now know what it feels like to be a Sardine jammed in a pull top can. With it being so overly packed the noise was a bit over bearing, and these factors took away from the food, and why it was rated a three.

Osso Buco was was delicious and the little bit of marrow from the bone was dressed with some breadcrumbs when combined with the sauce was delightful. The Veal Chop parm, was very good and was a real nice treat three hours later. I was able to add the pasta trio for a $9 up charge to my entree, and it was worth it. The linguine with clams was the perfect mix of garlic and oil, but could have had more clams. The Spinach ravioli w/ butter was good, but the bow ties with tomato basil was ok.

The Italian cheesecake was very good, someone ordered the dessert sampler and I wished I ordered that because it looked phenomenal and would have made the difficult decision much easier.

The extensive wine list for $25 a bottle was quite impressive.

If they took 10 tables out of this place and didn't rush people through the dining experience being worried about seating another 30 people it would have been a better experience.

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Becco
355 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10010

Mar 20, 2011
ericS in Manhattan

Friday - Saturday NYC Trip

Peter thank you for a reply to my question without a reprimand. I appreciate our response.

Mar 15, 2011
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Friday - Saturday NYC Trip

have you ever been to any of them, or is that your humble opinion about the restaurant's owners and their television shows?

Mar 15, 2011
ericS in Manhattan

Friday - Saturday NYC Trip

RGR,

The pictures of Scarpetto were awesome the Halibut makes me want to stop and get some fish from the market for dinner.

Mar 15, 2011
ericS in Manhattan

Friday - Saturday NYC Trip

Peter,

Thanks for your input. Maliano looked goof, as did the pictures for Scarpetta. As I asked GutsofSteel

What do What are your thoughts on Babbo, Becco, and Del Posto - I like watching Lydia on TV it reminds me of a lot of dishes my Nana used to make, and Mario Batali is interesting to watch as well ?

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Del Posto
85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Becco
355 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10010

Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Mar 15, 2011
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Friday - Saturday NYC Trip

Gutsofsteel,

Thanks Maliano looks pretty good, the pricing is not that bad.

What are your thoughts on Babbo, Becco, and Del Posto - I like watching Lydia on TV it reminds me of a lot of dishes my Nana used to make, and Mario Batali is interesting to watch as well ?

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Del Posto
85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Becco
355 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10010

Mar 15, 2011
ericS in Manhattan

Friday - Saturday NYC Trip

50-$100 / pp I mean if there was going to be some big time restaurant we could go more.

Also forgot to mention staying at the Courtyard New York Manhattan on Varrick Street.

My girlfriend said something about Carmine's in Times Square. I would generally prefer a smaller place like we are used to from Boston's North End.

I look forward to some local suggestions!!!!

Mar 15, 2011
ericS in Manhattan

Friday - Saturday NYC Trip

My girlfriend is taking me on a NYC road trip for my birthday this weekend. We will get into town on Friday and check out of the Hotel Saturday morning.

We are planning on going to Murray's for some gourmet cheeses, and Katz's deli, but need some recommendations for other places to eat.

We are big fans of Italian, and are spoiled by some of Boston's North End, and home cooking. We enjoy sushi, and Asian noodles favorite spot King Fun in Boston's Chinatown. Seafood, well I guess there's not a particular type of food that we do not like.

I look forward to some of my fellow ChowHounder suggestions.

Thanks,
Eric

Mar 14, 2011
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