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Canlis Vs Altura

Thanks BAnders. If I end up going with Altura, I think I will call and switch the seating to the counter/bar. That is always a better seat anyway I feel.

Oct 17, 2014
manhong in Greater Seattle

Canlis Vs Altura

Thanks for the feedback Kaleo. I called Canlis and they said you don't have to wear a coat, but some of the window seats require it. I think I will call and change my reservation so that I am sitting at the bar at Altura. Definitely not relaxing if the tables are tight.

Oct 17, 2014
manhong in Greater Seattle

Canlis Vs Altura

Thanks for the feedback christy319. Kind of leaning towards Altura since the prices are cheaper, the food is good, and the atmosphere is more relaxed. The piano player sounds interesting though.

Oct 16, 2014
manhong in Greater Seattle

Canlis Vs Altura

Heading to Seattle with my wife next week for vacation. Got reservations at both restaurants on the same night. Preference for one over the other? For us, high quality food in a relaxed environment with good service is preferred over good food in a "stuffy" environment with great service. Would love to hear the thoughts of everyone on this board.

Oct 16, 2014
manhong in Greater Seattle

Dinner on Saturday

Thanks jbw. I will check these places out.

Aug 17, 2012
manhong in Chicago Area

Dinner on Saturday

Thanks again nsxtasy. I don't have a preference for any food and my main issue is budget. I will definitely try Purple Pig on Sunday if my cousin bails on me. Thanks

Aug 17, 2012
manhong in Chicago Area

Dinner on Saturday

Thanks nsxtasy. I already have plans for dinner with a cousin that lives in the area on Sunday. If my cousin bails on me, any recommendations for dinner on Sunday given my criteria?

Aug 16, 2012
manhong in Chicago Area

Dinner on Saturday

My girlfriend and I decided on a last minute trip to Chicago this weekend. Arriving on Saturday and leaving Monday morning and staying along the Magnificent Mile by the Navy Pier area. I need recommendations for a dinner on Saturday (before a Second City show at 11:00) and brunch on Sunday. I have already made reservations at Sable Kitchen for dinner on Saturday and Publican for brunch on Sunday. I also thought about Sprout for dinner Saturday night as well. Any other places I should consider?

My budget is fairly limited ($100 for two people before drinks and gratuity). I also have a car and willing to drive.

Aug 16, 2012
manhong in Chicago Area

New Orleans One Dinner

Thanks noradeirdre. I decided to make a reservation at Coquette after looking at all of the menus. Herbsaint was interesting as well, but they are booked solid.

May 06, 2012
manhong in New Orleans

New Orleans One Dinner

Thanks sanglier. I tried to make a reservation at Herbsaint and they are booked solid. I decided to make a reservation at Coquette.

May 06, 2012
manhong in New Orleans

New Orleans One Dinner

Thanks joedontexan. I will consider Dons Seafood if I have lunch in Lafayette.

May 06, 2012
manhong in New Orleans

New Orleans One Dinner

I will be in New Orleans for work (on a Monday). Need recommendations for dinner on a Monday night. I tried to make a reservation at Cochon, but they are booked. Any recommendations for other restaurants in New Orleans for good southern cooking? I will be dining alone and have transportation and will drive any where.

By the way, how is Cochon for lunch (the one in Lafayette)? I have to drive from New Orleans to Shreveport for work and thought about stopping in Lafayette for lunch on a Tuesday. Any recommendations for dinner in Shreveport?

May 05, 2012
manhong in New Orleans

One Dinner in Denver, Aurora, or Boulder

Thanks LurkerDan. I decided to make a reservation for Rioja. Next time I am in town, i will have to try Frasca and Fruition.

May 02, 2012
manhong in Mountain States

One Dinner in Denver, Aurora, or Boulder

I am in the Denver, Aurora, and Boulder area for work this week. I need some help for 1 dinner. I've narrowed my choices to the following:

Fruition
Frasca Food and Wine
Rioja

Assuming budget is no limit, which one would you pick? Any places that I should consider besides the 3 choices above?

Has anyone been to Olivea? How is the food there?

May 01, 2012
manhong in Mountain States

Arnold Myint Restaurants

Thanks TLF. I looked at the menu for all 3 restaurants and ChaChah appealed to me the most. I think I will give it a try the next time I'm in Nashville.

Mar 12, 2012
manhong in Kentucky & Tennessee

Authentic Mexican in Nashville

Thanks TLF. I'm leaning towards trying El Tapatio since they have a Spanish menu and I read there are smokers outside. Thanks for your recommendations.

Mar 12, 2012
manhong in Kentucky & Tennessee

Authentic Mexican in Nashville

Thanks pete k. El Tapatio and La Hacienda both look interesting. I am leaning towards trying El Tapatio because people said there are smokers outside cooking meat and there is a Spanish menu which means that real Mexican people eat there. Thanks for the recommendations.

Mar 12, 2012
manhong in Kentucky & Tennessee

Arnold Myint Restaurants

Has anyone been to Arnold Myint's restaurants recently? If so, which one do you recommend? I was thinking about going to ChaChah, but wanted to get everyone's opinion about the place.

Mar 12, 2012
manhong in Kentucky & Tennessee

Authentic Mexican in Nashville

Are there any food trucks or restaurants in Nashville that serves authentic Mexican? If so, which ones?

Mar 12, 2012
manhong in Kentucky & Tennessee

Coming to Nashville/Smyrna For a Few Days For Work

Thanks jamiecarroll. Any recommendations for lunch in Murfreesboro?

Jan 27, 2012
manhong in Kentucky & Tennessee

Coming to Nashville/Smyrna For a Few Days For Work

Thanks Petek. I made a mistake in my post above. I was curious to know if CG is better than CH. I've been to CH and I love the food (the best restaurant in Nashville in my opinion). Maybe I'll do dinner at CG and CH and have some drinks at PH afterwards. Do you have any other recommendations for dinner?

I really want to go to Arnold's, but I may not be able to swing it this trip. I'm going to try, but it may have to wait until the next trip.

Jan 26, 2012
manhong in Kentucky & Tennessee

Coming to Nashville/Smyrna For a Few Days For Work

TLF, do you have any other recommendations for dinner?

Jan 26, 2012
manhong in Kentucky & Tennessee

Coming to Nashville/Smyrna For a Few Days For Work

Thanks pete k. I made a mistake in my post above. I was curious if Capitol Grille is better than City House. I may do Capitol Grille and City House for dinner and have some drinks at Patterson House afterwards. Do you recommend any other place for dinner?

I want to try Arnold's or Monell's....I'm going to see if I can swing that during this trip.

Jan 26, 2012
manhong in Kentucky & Tennessee

Coming to Nashville/Smyrna For a Few Days For Work

Thanks TLF. I figure there is nothing to eat in Smyrna besides Jim & Nick's. I will give Omni Hut a try.

Regarding CH vs. CG vs PH. I made a mistake in my post above. I was curious to know if CG is better than CH. I've been to CH and I love the food (the best restaurant in Nashville in my opinion). Maybe I'll do dinner at CG and CH and have some drinks at PH afterwards.

Jan 26, 2012
manhong in Kentucky & Tennessee

Coming to Nashville/Smyrna For a Few Days For Work

Hi Fellow Chowhounders,

I will be traveling to Smryna/Nashville for work next week. Will be arriving on a Tuesday morning and leaving Thursday morning. I need some recommendations for dinners in Nashville on Tuesday night and Wednesday night and lunches in Smryna on Tuesday and Wednesday. I will have a car and I am willing to drive anywhere.

After reading all of the posts here on Chowhound, my thoughts for dinner in Nashville are the Patterson House one night and City House the other night. Can Capitol Grille top either place?

I have no ideas for lunch in Smyrna except for Jim and Nick's BBQ. I am willing to try any cuisine and don't have a budget on price.

Jan 26, 2012
manhong in Kentucky & Tennessee

Valentine's Day Dinner in Detroit Metropolitan Area (DTW)

Thanks for everyone's feedback. I have decided to go to the Rattlesnake Club. I will keep all of the other options in mind for the future.

Jan 23, 2012
manhong in Great Lakes

Valentine's Day Dinner in Detroit Metropolitan Area (DTW)

Didn't think about Bistro 222 vniemo. Thanks.

Jan 14, 2012
manhong in Great Lakes

Valentine's Day Dinner in Detroit Metropolitan Area (DTW)

That is a good idea Mariskany. Thanks.

Jan 14, 2012
manhong in Great Lakes

Valentine's Day Dinner in Detroit Metropolitan Area (DTW)

Thanks rainsux. We're probably going to do NoVI for our anniversary. The Lark is out of my budget range and I heard Northern Lakes Seafood isn't that good.

Jan 14, 2012
manhong in Great Lakes

Valentine's Day Dinner in Detroit Metropolitan Area (DTW)

Thanks grouper. I thought about West End Grill as well. I'll definitely consider it.

Jan 14, 2012
manhong in Great Lakes