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Top 5 Most Overrated in Manhattan

Fair point.

May 18, 2011
brian211 in Manhattan

Top 5 Most Overrated in Manhattan

Babbo and Union Square Cafe would be on the top of my overrated list.

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

May 18, 2011
brian211 in Manhattan

Montreal May 2011 Visit...(need recommendations)

Thanks again everyone for all of the advice.

One question, what is the dress code at Le Clube Chasse et Peche?

May 10, 2011
brian211 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal May 2011 Visit...(need recommendations)

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I'm not totally locked into Holder and open to change. I may swap into DNA since that is high on my list.

Apr 20, 2011
brian211 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal May 2011 Visit...(need recommendations)

Thanks to everyone for the helpful advice. I've booked the following and would love to hear your thoughts and comments:

Thursday: Holder
Friday: Le Clube Chasse et Peche
Saturday: APDC

Apr 20, 2011
brian211 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Per se

I'd be strongly against Mesa Grill. Nothing impressive or interesting at all about that place.

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Mesa Grill
102 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Apr 10, 2011
brian211 in Manhattan

Osteria Morini - Don't waste your time/money

I went against the advice of many and decided to check out Osteria Morini last night. I have to agree with everyone and say that this place is not worth anyone's time or money. While the food was OK, the service was some of the worst I have experienced in NYC to date. I remember seeing our "server" twice the entire night and all of the other people who occasionally came to our table were completely lost and barely spoke English. Dishes arrived and were put down without explanation, water glasses remained empty until I could chase down a busboy and help was generally no where to be found. The biggest issue for me was the handling of our bottle of lambrusco. Meant to be served chilled the bottle was kept away from our table in an ice bucket but the problem was that our waiter never came to refill our glasses. All I wanted was my wine but I had no idea how to retrieve said bottle. At one point I was walking around the place looking for the waiter so I could get a refill. Horrible and completely unheard of. All I ask is that you don't come between a man and his alcohol, right?

Anyway, this place isn't even close to other "rustic" Italian places like Maialino and Locanda Verde. Total waste of time and don't go unless you enjoy mediocre food and inexplicably poor service.

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Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Osteria Morini
218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

Apr 10, 2011
brian211 in Manhattan

Montreal May 2011 Visit...(need recommendations)

New York City foodie here and visiting Montreal in May 2011. Can you please give me a few of the "must-visit" restaurants for a foodie. Looking for delicious food in a fun and unpretentious setting that will give me a good sense of the Montreal dining scene. Some places I've been reading about are:

APDC
Garde Manger
Joe Beef
Le Local
Le Clube Chasse et Peche
DNA

Thanks!

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Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

Le Local
740 rue William, Montréal, QC H3C 1P1, CA

Mar 28, 2011
brian211 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)