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Any recent Phuket / Koh Samui Recommendations?

Thanks!

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Any recent Phuket / Koh Samui Recommendations?

Hello all,

Im travelling with my family to Phuket/Koh Samui and while I understand the dining will be a bit hit or miss, I've been trying to do some research.

Many of the posts seem quite outdated however. Can anyone recommend any places to check out for both local thai food and perhaps something a bit more upscale for one or two of the days.

I've heard about the following:

Aziamendi: For our blowout dinner, hoping for a December promotion
Kru Suwit Seafood: Seems like an interest experience
Kaneasng Seafood: Another seafood restaurant
S&G: Local fare
Baan Rim Pa: Touristy and expensive, may not go here.

Nov 19, 2014
JBG89 in China & Southeast Asia

Aziamendi Phuket Worth it w/ Promotions

Ah great point, it seems we are an hour car ride away :(

Nov 12, 2014
JBG89 in China & Southeast Asia

Aziamendi Phuket Worth it w/ Promotions

Hello,

Can anyone provide any recent reviews or discussions regarding Aziamendi in Phuket? While some people seem to be disappointed that it was very similar to the Chef's original restaurant, we have not been to either and think it would be a good treat. Also to be noted, is the 50% off promotion for the month of November, making it affordable for us.

Can CH reccommend me for or against this for our splurge meal in phuket?

Thanks!

Nov 10, 2014
JBG89 in China & Southeast Asia

Best Saturday Brunch Bangkok

On the heels of reading an article titled "Bangkok: Welcome To The Land Of Baller Sunday Brunch" I'd like to see if CH could provide their opinion on the best options for a saturday brunch in town. I've heard several names float around (Sukhothai, westin grande, 4s, st regis, sheraton grande) but wanted to see which if any served on a saturday and would be most recommended.

Thanks!!

Oct 16, 2014
JBG89 in China & Southeast Asia

Best food happy hours in vegas?

Can anyone please provide of tasty, cheap, food happy hours around the strip or within a 15 minute cab ride away?

Thanks!

Jun 18, 2014
JBG89 in Las Vegas

Tavern on the Green accepting reservations

Shows currently offline...

Apr 07, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Best deals in Chicago 2014?

Hello all, i'm visiting this weekend and on a budget for the majority of my meals with a splurge here and there.

Could CH please recommend any "deals" around chicago that are good bangs for the buck. So far I've seen the pre-theater menu at everest (while not cheap it does seem like a great deal for the quality).

Thanks!

Apr 07, 2014
JBG89 in Chicago Area

Late Night Chicago Affordable Eats/Snack

The girlfriend and I have decided to go to Everest for their pre-theater menu at 5:30.

We will probably be hungry at/around the 10:30/11PM mark for another meal or snack (definitely not watching our diet this weekend!)

Could CH recommend a place that would be nice to go to for a late night snack? It doesn’t have to be a formal sit down place at all and wouldn’t mind going to a fast casual place at all or something else unique to Chicago.

If possible, we’d like to keep it under $75 for the both of us together.

Thanks!

Mar 31, 2014
JBG89 in Chicago Area

Anniversary Dinner Saturday for 2 - <$125 PP

Could anyone advise on a restaurant that would run me <$250 total including tax+tip for an anniversary dinner saturday april 12th - We are coming in from NYC the night before and dining at girl & the goat and hoping for something great Saturday as well.

Thanks!

Mar 31, 2014
JBG89 in Chicago Area

AYCE Korean Recs?

The only AYCE somewhat korean BBQ is Favor Taste in chinatown that just opened - cook yourself - make reservations

Mar 24, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Whats popping nowadays? Group of 10

25th Bday

Gato wont be able to confirm parties larger than 4
Have a reservation at Blue Ribbon Bakery but might be too "plain jane"
Had the 24th at Louro which was awesome
No Pre-fixe please

Looked at Toro, Contra, Marc Fogrione, Po, Dell'anima - All needed pre-fixes

Any recs? Thanks!

Mar 13, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Reader's Poll Bday Dinner: Gato vs. Ma Peche Dim Sum

Dinner is on the 29th - thanks for the replies so far

Mar 11, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Reader's Poll Bday Dinner: Gato vs. Ma Peche Dim Sum

please do - thanks!

Mar 10, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Reader's Poll Bday Dinner: Gato vs. Ma Peche Dim Sum

Which would you go for - Bday of 10 girls - 25th birthday.

Thanks!

Mar 10, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Ma Peche Dim Sum for a Bday?

Trying to plan a 25th Bday for a GF and hope to keep costs <$70PP with a different experience. Would the new Dim Sum format at Ma Peche fit this bill and would CH think it would be a good idea in general?

Thanks!

Feb 25, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Atera - Table for 2 Available (6pm, Thursday, Feb 20)

May be interested at the right price, please let me know what you may be looking for. Thanks!

Feb 20, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Any recent reports of Blue Ribbon Bakery?

I'm planning on throwing a birthday dinner and hear they have a nice room downstairs. While the food seem very old fashioned American, can anyone comment on how it has been lately or the overall quality of the fare?

I'd ideally like some more creative cuisine but havent found anything with a nice room or table to the side without a pre-fixe or food spend minimum.

Thanks!!

Feb 12, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Valentine's day ... restaurant

Steakhouse? Keens/Wolfgangs

Feb 11, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Suggestions for 21st Birthday Planning

Check out Crispo

Feb 06, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Supper Club / Dinner Event for 10?

Thank You!

Feb 06, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Times Square dinner for 40 recommendations.

Quality Italian!!

Kids will love it i think - Rooms from 35+

Dbryant@fwrests.com is the private events coordinator and gets back to you promptly

Feb 06, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Custom Menu

I know this may be a tall task at my price point but was offered this at a specific restaurant so I wanted to see if there were any similar options.

When calling about a reservation for 10, a restaurant was able to work with me on helping the chef create a menu for the night. I was quoted around 50-60 (no drinks) but ended up passing it over due to the cuisine type.

Are there any similar stories or restaurants that can possibly do this?

Thanks

Feb 06, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Supper Club / Dinner Event for 10?

Could you possibly share the names of the places (especially the restaurant?)

Thanks!

Feb 05, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Supper Club / Dinner Event for 10?

Hello all,

I'm looking for a unique experience for a 25th birthday happening in the end of March. Can anyone recommend an out of the ordinary type of experience for this event? I've thought about an underground dinner / supper club event but am unsure where to start with this.

Thanks!

Feb 05, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Apartment Dining / Catering?

Could you please direct me to a place where I can start looking for these? Thanks

Feb 05, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Apartment Dining / Catering?

Any chance you know what the previous price is?

Feb 05, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Apartment Dining / Catering?

I know that a certain chef in NYC use to host parties within his apartment or private space for special occasions.

Does anyone know if such a thing still exists?

Thanks!

Feb 04, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Any private rooms / secluded tables for 10 without a $ minimum?

Hello All,

I'd like to inquire to see if anyone on the board knew of a good restaurant that could host a birthday party for 10 without an extravagant minimum spend ($50-60 a person would be manageable).

Edit: It does not have to be 100% secluded or private room but a nice separate area would be great. (We did Louro last year and found it great)

Thank You!

Feb 04, 2014
JBG89 in Manhattan

Wine Suggestions for this Interesting Menu / First Time Corkage Advice

Appreciate the different views. Althought the restaurant did not post the wine list online, I went on and visited to get a copy to ensure that I wasn't bringing anything exactly on their list.

As stated, these bottles of wine aren't unique or extravagant by any stretch of the imagination so I didn't want to be rude in any way. I definitely see both sides to the picture in this case and wanted to be on the safer side.

Apr 01, 2013
JBG89 in Wine