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Fayetteville Arkansas [moved from Dallas/Ft. Worth]

I know this is the Texas board but there was no section for Arkansas and thought there might be some people here who would know the answer to my question. What are the best restaurants for fine dining in Fayetteville now? I went to school there but it has been a long time since I was there and I wanted some info for an upcoming trip.

Apr 01, 2014
blanford in Central South

Four nights in SF and 4 nights in wine country

I am looking for the top 4 fine dining restaurants in the San Francisco area as well as the top 4 in the Napa/ Sonoma /Calistoga area. We will be there in mid Augustand would love some suggestions. I have been to Chez Panisse in Berkely and Aqurello in SF and enjoyed both experiences very much. I have also been to The French Laundry in Napa and the restaurant at Solage but found fewerdining options in that area. I would love to hear if these are still great choices as well as many other suggestions . I understand the Laundry is impossible to get into but surely there are other great options. Also I know SF must have some amazing places to try as well...........suggestions please!

Jun 15, 2013
blanford in San Francisco Bay Area

Charlie Palmer

What is the consensus on Charlie Palmer at The Joule?

Sep 27, 2012
blanford in Dallas - Fort Worth

Anything new in Dallas

What about The Mercury or Pyramid? Also if you had to choose between Fearings, The Mansion and Abacus which would you pick?

Sep 04, 2012
blanford in Dallas - Fort Worth

Anything new in Dallas

I am from Nashville Tennessee.......I just love a place with great food so high or low end does not matter to me. I loved York Street and thought it was the best by far. I also love Lucia as well as Fuel City Tacos and love a grat dive! However , at least one night the people I am with will want a "high end" place one of the nights. haven't been to The Mansion in awhile.....how is it? Will look I to Tei-An .

Aug 31, 2012
blanford in Dallas - Fort Worth

Anything new in Dallas

OK will look into Oak. As I said we have eaten at all the restaurants I mentioned on my post and loved them , but was checking to see if anything new......so I guess something similar to the experience at the places I listed.

Aug 29, 2012
blanford in Dallas - Fort Worth

Anything new in Dallas

I am with some people who will want to "fine dine" at least one night and these all seem a bit casual......will definitely do some of these on other nights though. I wish York Street was still open! Any new places for fine dining?

Aug 29, 2012
blanford in Dallas - Fort Worth

Anything new in Dallas

I am coming to Dallas in Sept. I have eaten at Nona, Abacus, Fearings, Pyles, Mansion and even Lucia (was amazing). I have also tried most of the steak places. I was wondering if there is anything new to try.

Aug 29, 2012
blanford in Dallas - Fort Worth

5 days in New York

Thanks ......just booked Ciano!

Jul 12, 2012
blanford in Manhattan

5 days in New York

Can I get everyone's suggestion between Scarpetta, Ciano and Locanda Verde?

Jul 12, 2012
blanford in Manhattan

5 days in New York

What is everyone' suggestion between Scarpetta, Ciano and Locanda Verde?

Jul 12, 2012
blanford in Manhattan

5 days in New York

I have been to Le Betnadin 4 times so wanted to try someplace new.

Jul 10, 2012
blanford in Manhattan

5 days in New York

Thanks for these suggestions.....anyone else have others for Italian, steak and one more fine dining option? Surprised at the lack of responses....where are you New Yorkers?

Jul 09, 2012
blanford in Manhattan

5 days in New York

I will be in the city at the end of August. We are planning on Eleven Madison Park and Per Se. I would like another fine dining option for one night or in case we don't get into these. I also would like your opinions on the best Italian. I know everyone here loves Babbo, but I have eaten there and thought it was good but not excellent. Who has the best homemade pastas? Finally, I would like to know the best steak option. I am leaning toward Lugers for the history since I have never been. Is Sparks still there and is it good? Also have heard of Keen. I would like to know your thoughts.
BL

Jul 06, 2012
blanford in Manhattan

Oxford, MS

I am going to Oxford next weekend. we are eating at CG Fri. which I love but was looking for one more place. I used to like Land M but they are closed. i was wondering if there was anything new that is really good. i have been to waltz and ravine bur not lenora....wondered if it is worth it or if you have any other recs.

b lanford

Apr 12, 2012
blanford in Central South

Copper Mountain/ Vail

We will be staying in a house near Copper Mountain the first week of October. Can someone please recommend some dining options. We are all "true foodies" by this I mean we love The French Laundry but also love the best taco trucks in Austin Texas. We love local ingredient (slow food) restaurants as well. If someone could suggest a few fine dining options as it is one of the girls birthday. We also would love some local dive places with really great food. We have a car so can easily drive to Vail or anywhere worth traveling to.

Brigitte

Sep 19, 2011
blanford in Mountain States

Any restaurant in same league as York Street?

This has all been very helpful. I guess I will try Nonna because Lucia is booked next Thursday. What does everyone think of Ross street and Local that were mentioned earlier?

Mar 25, 2011
blanford in Dallas - Fort Worth

Any restaurant in same league as York Street?

I was so excited about this place but they are full so am on a wait list. I ate at Lola when I move my son into his dorm right before it closed. Is this the same chef? I have eaten at Pyle's restaurant as well as Fearing and Abacus. I have also been to Hibiscus and restaurant at The Mansion. I guess I could try Ross Street. What do you think about Nana or The French Room?

Mar 23, 2011
blanford in Dallas - Fort Worth

Any restaurant in same league as York Street?

Will be in Dallas in a few weeks. I loved York Street so much and was sad to see it closed. Can anyone recommend another place. I have been to Abacus, Fearings and Stephen Pyles and enjoyed them though not as much as York Street. Would love some suggestions of other places to try.

Mar 23, 2011
blanford in Dallas - Fort Worth

York St to close

I am going to be in Dallas in a few weeks. I absolutely loved York Street and so sorry to hear it has closed. Can you or anyone else recommend another wonderful restaurant to try? I have been to Abacus and Fearings and Pyles so looking for something new to try. Can you give a few suggestions?

Mar 23, 2011
blanford in Dallas - Fort Worth