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Getting a Table at Ellen's Stardust Diner

I took my 10 year old granddaughter there for lunch this summer. While she did enjoy the singing, the food was awful and the place was so dirty. I would pass.

Mar 07, 2013
glsebs in Manhattan

Strand Bistro and Chef Kelvin Fernandez A Class Act

We took our granddaughter who has life threatening food allergies for a special 10th birthday dinner. Chef Kelvin Fernandez made a special homemade pasta with tomato instead of eggs just for her for the occasion. We all tasted the special pasta and it was amazing. He also made some french fries in a separate fryer and the look of happiness on her face was of sheer delight. She normally does not eat out, but with Chef Kelvin's reassurance and extra care (he has a severe shell fish allergy himself), she had a memorable 10th birthday dinner. It is a night we will never forget.

Jul 26, 2012
glsebs in Manhattan

Need Opinions on these Sunday DInner Choices in Paris

We are staying at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome next month. I have narrowed the Sunday dinner choices to:

Care Des Musees
Mini-Palais
Drouant
Pramil

We are eating at Neva Cuisine and Verjus the other two nights....any opinions or other ideas would be appreciated!

May 07, 2012
glsebs in France

Suggestions for Sunday Dinner in D.C.

We will be in DC for a long weekend in April and need a restaurant for Sunday evening. We are a mother and two adult daughters so trendy is not important! We will be staying at the Willard Intercontinental.

Some of the ones we are considering are:

Equinox

1789

Brasserie Beck

The Source

Vidalia

Ris

Any opinions on these choices or any other recommendations would be much appreciated!

Feb 18, 2012
glsebs in Washington DC & Baltimore

New Chef at Maceo....Any Reviews?

We have a reservation at Maceo for next Saturday night. I just read in Bonjour Paris that they have a new chef....Maitre Park from Korea. I made the reservation a couple of weeks ago based on good reviews from this forum especially from Chef June.

Has anyone been there recently and offer any reviews of Maceo now that it has a new chef?

Thanks.

Sep 23, 2011
glsebs in France

Restaurant Help in Paris

Thanks.
I will reconsider Au Bon Accueil and look into Maceo.

Also, perhaps we should do a seafood restaurant since we all like fish. Our last trip we had a wonderful dinner at Les Fables de Fontiaine.....any suggestions along these lines?

Aug 03, 2011
glsebs in France

Restaurant Help in Paris

OK Great. We will definitely reserve Chez L'Ami Jean.

No, it does not have to be bistros. Any other suggestions would be welcome.

Aug 03, 2011
glsebs in France

Restaurant Help in Paris

Thanks.
I will take that one off my list.
But, do you think the others are too similar....aren't they all classic bistros?

Aug 03, 2011
glsebs in France

Restaurant Help in Paris

We are two couples who will be in Paris for 5 days in late September. We are celebrating a big birthday and have decided we will have lunch at Le Cinq to celebrate. That is the only definite decision we have made.

We are staying on the border of the 6th and 7th arr near Bon Marche. We cannot eat at many of the highly regarded restaurants on this board such as Spring or Papilles as one of us does not eat meat, and the set menus include meat dishes.

I have tried to come up with a list of choices for four dinners (we will skip dinner on the day we eat lunch at Le Cinq)..

La Regalade (either one as they are equidistant from our hotel)
L'Ami Jean
Chez Josephine
L'Epi Dupin
Le Timbre
Moustache
Au Bon Accueil
Maison du Jardin

Any feedback that would help me narrow my choices would be appreciated. I am thinking those on my list are similar and would love some other choices.

Thanks.

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L'Epi Dupin
11 Rue Dupin, Paris, Île-de-France 75006, FR

Aug 03, 2011
glsebs in France

Picky, Unadventurous Eater in San Sebastian

The restaurant in Avignon is Hiely. It was the first time any of us had eaten turbot as it is not a common fish serve here in the US. The one person who ordered the beef said it was delicious.

May 15, 2011
glsebs in Spain/Portugal

Picky, Unadventurous Eater in San Sebastian

Thanks for your thoughts.

I am sure I will be able to find something to eat wherever we go in SS, and I definitely want my husband to be able to experience the great dining opportunities in SS.

I won't eat turbot because last summer in Provence I ordered turbot at a well regarded restaurant in Avignon. Three of us in our group ordered the turbot, and none of us could eat it, including my husband. It was gelatinous and tasteless, and I did not eat fish for three months after that. So I don't think my husband or I will order turbot again!

That being said, as I read over my post, I realize I do sound weird to anyone who is a true foodie. I truly wish I did eat more things, as I know SS is a food paradise.

May 14, 2011
glsebs in Spain/Portugal

Picky, Unadventurous Eater in San Sebastian

We will be in San Sebastian three nights in June. My husband will eat anything, but I am very unadventurous. I looked at the menus of the restaurants we were recommended such as Bodegon Alejandro, Urepel, and Kokotxa and all the "menus" feature veal cheeks, wood pigeon, turbot, hake.....all of which I don't eat.

We plan on eating Pinxtos a couple of nights, and I think I will be able to find enough to eat.

Any other restaurants in that same price range with a wide range of choices would be appreciated.

May 14, 2011
glsebs in Spain/Portugal

Henri or Table 52 for Sunday Dinner

Thanks so much.
I just made a reservation at North Pond. It sounds like the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary....43 years and counting!

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North Pond
2610 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614

Mar 15, 2011
glsebs in Chicago Area

Henri or Table 52 for Sunday Dinner

We are staying at the Four Seasons and would welcome any suggestions.

Mar 15, 2011
glsebs in Chicago Area

Henri or Table 52 for Sunday Dinner

We will be in Chicago this weekend for a family reunion and staying on Michigan Avenue.

Coincidentally, our anniversary falls on Sunday night, and we want to celebrate at a restaurant in the area as we won't have a car and will need to walk or take a taxi.

The two restaurants I have found that are open on Sunday for dinner in our vicinity are Henri and Table 52. Any opinions on which to choose would be greatly appreciated.

We are open to any other suggestions as well!

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Table fifty-two Restaurant
52 West Elm Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Mar 15, 2011
glsebs in Chicago Area

Hegia in Pays Basque

Thanks all for the recommendations of Hegia.

I e mailed them at info@hegia.com on Thursday morning. I did not hear back yet.

On the web site, there are two telephone numbers, and one is a cell phone. Should I just call them today? I certainly do not want to lose out on this special experience.

Dec 11, 2010
glsebs in France

Hegia in Pays Basque

Thank you. I just e mailed them.

Dec 09, 2010
glsebs in France

Hegia in Pays Basque

My husband and I will be traveling in this region in June. We are celebrating very big birthdays and want to splurge and stay somewhere very memorable. I have read about Hegia in Hasparren....Souphie and others have recommended this special inn. My question is how far in advance should we book a night here?

Dec 08, 2010
glsebs in France

NYC with 10 year old Granddaughter.....restaurant suggestions needed.

We are taking our 10 year old granddaughter to NYC for three days at the end of July. Her favorite foods are tempura shrimp and edamame, sterak, hamburger, fettucini alfredo, and pizza. We are staying at the London NYC 54 St. bet. 6 and 7 aves.

I would appreciate some suggestions of restaurants where she can order some of her favorite foods without breaking the bank.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Jul 07, 2010
glsebs in Manhattan

Need One More Dinner Suggestion in Boston

Greenzebra.

Hungry Mother gets great reviews on Zagat.....sounds perfect. How long of a cab ride would it be from the Lenox Hotel in Back Bay? We are traveling with our 85 year old mother so public transport is not an option.

Thanks for your help.

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Hungry Mother
Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA

Mar 29, 2010
glsebs in Greater Boston Area

Need One More Dinner Suggestion in Boston

We are a mother and three daughters who are going to Boston for a three day weekend the end of April. We have done an annual weekend trip since our Dad passed away 7 years ago, and this year we will be in Boston....just the women, no husbands! We come from Miami, Denver and Chicago and a big part of the weekend besides getting together is choosing the restaurants.

We have already decided on Mistral and Taranta and need help with the third night. We need somewhere that is moderately priced (about $30 pp without drinks) and will honor reservations. Mistral is French and Taranta is Mediterranean so maybe seafood or American.

Any ideas?

Mar 28, 2010
glsebs in Greater Boston Area

Aureole Bar Room or Orso for Pre-Theater this Friday night

Whoops! I meant Alto, not Orso. We had been thinking of Orso as well, but decided on Alto. Sorry for any confusion.
Any advice???

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Orso
322 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Nov 04, 2009
glsebs in Manhattan

Aureole Bar Room or Orso for Pre-Theater this Friday night

We are leaving for NYC tomorrow and I still don't know where to dine pre-theater Friday night. I have narrowed it down to a 5:30 reservation at the Bar Room at the Aureole or Alto at the same time.

Which would you recommend taking into consideration quality of the food and service. I was not sure whether Alto would be more enjoyable for a leisurely dinner as opposed to pre-theater. I want to make a decision tonight as we leave tomorrow morning.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Orso
322 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Nov 04, 2009
glsebs in Manhattan

Asian in Paris 6th

I won't tell a soul....but is it open on Sunday for dinner and do you need to reserve?

May 13, 2009
glsebs in France

Steak Frites in Paris

My husband is requesting a steak frited dinner for one of our four nights in Paris next month. We need a restaurant that has great steak frites for him and other selections for me. So none of the steak frites only restaurants would work.

We are staying in the 6th.

Thanks for any suggestions.

May 12, 2009
glsebs in France

Restaurants in Strasbourg

We are not going to have a car in Strasbourg, so while I would love to try some of the restaurants in the surrounding countryside, we are limited by not having a car.

So, PhilD, what are the restaurants you went to that I can cross off my list?

Thanks.

May 01, 2009
glsebs in France

Restaurants in Strasbourg

We will be there for two nights next month. We are staying in the Petite France area, and would welcome suggestions for dinners for our nights there.

There are not very many posts on Strasbourg on these forums.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Apr 28, 2009
glsebs in France

Thomieux, Florimond, or Le Timbre

We will be in Paris for three nights in June. I have already decided on Christophe and Chez L'Ami Jean for two of the nights, but would love some advice on the third night. I am thinking of the above restaurants. Any opinions would be appreciated.

Apr 11, 2009
glsebs in France

Need Help with San Diego Dinner Choices

I am the OP and appreciate all the opinions.

I am going to go with Cafe Chloe and Cowboy Star....looking forward to our trip to San Diego and trying all these restaurants.

Thanks so much Chowhounds!

Feb 12, 2009
glsebs in San Diego

Need Help with San Diego Dinner Choices

We are going to be in San Diego in March for a conference. We are staying in the Gas Lamp District for four nights. I have made reservations for two of the nights, but need help in selecting two more restaurants. So far we have Suite and Tender in the Se Hotel where we are staying and Candelas. Some others with positive reviews are:

Rama
Cafe Chloe
Donovan's Steak
Sally's Seafood
Oceanaire

I would appreciate any opinions of the above restaurants or any others you think I should consider.
Thanks in advance for any help!

Feb 12, 2009
glsebs in San Diego