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Gotham/Gramercy Tavern/Annisa/Union Square cafe - which one this time?

Tocqueville belongs on the list too and rezzies are usually getable

Betony too

2 days ago
dyrewolf in Manhattan
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Fun but nice UWS restaurant for group of 5

+1 on Cotta and Red farm
(no comment on Tessa as I have not been...)

Aug 14, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Fun but nice UWS restaurant for group of 5

The bread at Bustan can't touch Taboon

Aug 13, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Fun but nice UWS restaurant for group of 5

Fishtag is best of the list you show

the new Meatball shop (81/Amsterdam) is fun and packed

Jacobs Pickles is fun
+1 on Bodrum and Mermaid

Aug 13, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Who do you follow on the Manhattan Board?

kathryn - her posts are thorough to say the least... she seems to remember every prior post on the board and quickly links them

ellenost - has a great writing style and knowledge of higher end places.

There are many many more... but those two stand out (to me)

Spend some time following the board and you'll find your own faves.

Jul 09, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan
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Union Square Cafe Closing

If rents are rising a building that has no tenants is worth more in a sale as there are no leases to encumber the value.

If markets rents rise, why should a landlord accept less? There is value in a long term tenant but why lease something for 50% of what you could get from someone else? I ask all the posters... if you own your apartment and decide to sell... will you take the lowest offer or the highest?

Jun 24, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan
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Dinner within a 15 Walk of Columbus Circle

No... it is 1 crosstown block from Broadway to West End(or not even a full one from Broadway to Yasaka) just as Pan pointed out in saying "Add another 3 for the avenue block from Broadway to West End" So it actually is 16/20 or 8 tenths.. yes, a long walk but not quite as long as you were saying... had you read Pan's post more carefully before correcting him... you might have seen his math actually was right.

Jun 20, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Annisa or Union Square Cafe?

Ummm.. I was being sarcastic... I cancel rezzies all the time.. as long as you do it in time a place that would otherwise be booked solid refills the table. If they were not booked then no one missed a table that they wanted.

Jun 20, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Annisa or Union Square Cafe?

not to dismiss how utterly evil you are for holding two rezzies... it is summer, the city is FILLED with tourists... a prime table at USq Cafe will be refilled in no time if you gave up the rez earlier in the week (you're still very evil of course)

I have eaten at Union Square many times over the years.. I ate at Anissa like 2 weeks after the most recent NY Times review (lucky timing... had the rez before the review came out) and have eaten there several times as well... I think it is a wonderful place... def more special than Union Square but also pricier.. I would assign them similar Price/experience ratios.

Jun 20, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Annisa or Union Square Cafe?

Ha... very good... you are prob right on that.
Still, it is a cash cow.

Jun 20, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan
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Annisa or Union Square Cafe?

I wouldn't cry for Danny Meyer... he is literally printing money at Shake Shack... There was something I read recently about how Shake Shack supported Eleven Madison through the recession.
Now, I I happen to like Shake Shack, it is fast food "style" with quality ingredients... but Mr Softeee may just have better profit margins than labortorio de gelato or whatever the gourmet competition is

Jun 20, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Butcher with extra-old dry-aged steaks in the city?

Try Florence Meat market in the Village not sure if they do super aged but they got good steaks (on the same street as Perilla if I recall)

Another best is Dickson Farmstand Meats in The Chelsea Market

I get 30 day usually, 45 day sometimes but never had 60 day... never even heard of 120 day. Almost seems like competition that would be besides the point...

Jun 17, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

The Clam - Super nice people

So, after reading these great reviews I popped in last Saturday around 6:00PM with no rez. They had a table that they said they needed back at 7:45.. so no problem.

Oysters to start (they were very, very good... plump and fresh.

Next up my date and I split the fried oyster/lobster sandwich - also just great. And the clam fried rice - very good

Staff was very nice and I will be back for a proper 8:30 dinner some night soon

Jun 17, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

The Clam - Super nice people

How tough is it to get a table. The reviews have me salivating... open table doesn't show much but is looks more like they don't post the prime hours to opentable... I suppose I could just call and see.

Jun 12, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

How much lox?

1/4 lb a person is pretty heavy. When I eat a bagel and lox and nothing else I am less than 4oz (2 1/2 oz maybe) and I like the stuff a lot.... so I think 2 lbs is a comfortable overage...

Jun 04, 2014
dyrewolf in General Topics

Stanley Cup Playoffs

They do have a TV in the kitchen at Per Se, (last time I had the tour anyway) and it was tuned to the kitchen at The French Laundry.

There will be a million places to watch the game.. but the food is morelikely deep fried than cooked sous vide... dipping sauces more likely than herbed foams...
That said... (I know sports bars on UWS best) I plan to enjoy the games for a few nights from a licensed establishment... Blondies on W79th, The Emerald Inn on W 72nd (food is better than you'd expect) In midtown east a mid tier sushi place - Tenzan does have good TV's behinds the bar

Jun 02, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

GROUP OF 10 Teachers seeking dinner/lunch in Upper East Side/Lower East Side

Lunch near Wall St has nothing really great, but if you are looking for lunch after the Museum it may make sense to head into Chinatown or Tribeca

Near the Tenemant museum there are several great options.. Russ and Daughters Cafe is high on the list... so is Katz's There was a great article in yesterdays NY Times on some of the stuff there abouts
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/28/din...

For Upper East Side, my first thought for a large group looking for a pleasant atmosphere for dinner is Atlantic Grill (in the 70's) There are a lot of choices ... give us some food preferences

May 29, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan
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Is Russ & Daughters Cafe everything l hoped it would be? Yes.

I have to take my father (born on Orchard St) here for breakfast one day... walk him around for a while and then to Katz's for lunch.. he will think he died and went to heaven. Def not on Fathers Day though... the lines will be insane with all the old guys just like him.

May 28, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

College group Lexington & E 24th. Sushi? Ramen?

There is a very reliable second tier ramen place at 22nd and Lex if I recall.. Terakawa at 18 Lexington Ave.

not sure if there are any bargains but one can get a lot of choices at Eataly lunch counters (23rd and 5th) and the variety of places that have cropped up around 24th and 25th 5th Ave to 6th Ave.... it really is a mini gourmet area

May 26, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Dog Friendly Restaurants and Bars near Theater District

Well, if you're down there and see the worlds best looking black lab with a slightly less good looking dark haired man at the other end of the leash sunning himself and reading the paper... stop by and say hello

May 22, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Dog Friendly Restaurants and Bars near Theater District

OK, a 40 pounder you can pick up... (I can pick up my dog... but it looks sort of unwieldy...) if you have a fold up carrier for riding the subway, bring it. For taxis... bring a pack of those auto leather wipes and tip well.

The residential neighborhoods (UWS, West Village) are where you will see many dogs near the sidewalk tables. They are quite welcome and will often be offered a bowl of water. Freds at about 84th and Amsterdam is dog themed... Again, Pier i on the river at 70th is a dog playground... The other night after a run I stopped for a beer... didn't have my pooch but ended up next to a table of 4 people and 4 dogs... maybe 20% of the people there will have dogs...

May 22, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Dog Friendly Restaurants and Bars near Theater District

How big is your pup? You can hop in a cab with a little one, less so with a big one (I occasionally take my 70lb Lab in a cab but keep a pack of leather wipes to clean the seats and tip well) How far can your dog comfortably walk... that will tell a bit about where we can send you.

Bryant Park is a great pace to sit and eat outdoors food you have gotten at a nearby stand.

At the place we mentioned; 5 Napkin Burger and Marseille, the outdoor seats on the side street are fine. On the UWS where I live there are a lot of sidewalk places that always have dogs around.

May 21, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Dog Friendly Restaurants and Bars near Theater District

As mentioned above, you cannot go in with a dog but sidewalks work (if the weather cooperates) and yes, they may force you outside the barrier... the first place that comes to mind is Marseille on 44th and 9th. The sidewalk seats on the side street would do.

While you are here with your pup you MUST Must Must go to Pier i Cafe on the Hudson at 70th St (walk up Broadway to 66th and then west to the river and to the ramp at 68th or head over to the Greenway from your hotel and go up river) It is an absolute dog party there and they can sit right next to you. The burgers ain't half bad, the beer is fine and the views are the best.

May 21, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Affordable and tasty restaurant by Lincoln center for a family?

Try Bello Giardino on W70th near Columbus. Good reliable Italian with sensible pricing and a garden out back that is perfect for 6 on a nice day

May 16, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Solo 21 year old in new york

I agree, for convenience and good pastrami; Pastrami Queen wins (as an UWSer it sometimes go because it is easier than Sarge's and Katz's and tastier than Artie's and miles beyond Fine and Shapiro... which are not worth the short walk...)

May 12, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Solo 21 year old in new york

Pastrami Queen is one of the "greats" but if you're from out of town and on vacation take the time and head to Katz's. Hit Russ and Daughters for breakfast (bagel and lox... see R&D cafe thread for more info) Wander the lower east side, and then hit Katz's for lunch. Lots of good pizza around, there are threads devoted to it recently. There are def some bars downtown with plenty of youthful souls around... unfortunately I am a geezer and don't know where to send you..

May 12, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Port wines from 1700's

The oldest thing I see on the Bern's list (by the glass anyway is..

1834 Barbeito Terrantez
$260.00
Half Ounce $87.00

May 12, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Bus of college students LEAVING NYC back to New England via New Haven: quick lunch for a crowd?

Shake Shack is cheap(ish), delicious but on a Sunday at 2:00 not really so quick (though UES is not as bad as Mad Sq)

May 10, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Low-key pub with great burgers and beer

I don't know.. I used to go to Corner Bistro 25 years ago... it seemed like a great burger when I was a newly (re)minted city boy in the late 80's... but the burger world seems to me to have moved forward and CB is in one place or maybe even backwards (par cooked burgers in a drawer these days, maybe they always did that??)
I never got JG Melons... and I hate their damn cottage fries. I guess if you grew up on the UES or were a regular when you first moved to NY it could be a fave..
I used to work near Molly's and hit it for lunch often enough or a 6PM burger during the week so I don'tr know what it is at 8PM... anyway, to me that is the classic pub burger.
I like great meat and none of the classic pubs are using a La Frieda blend. At home and in the summer for grilling at the beach I sometimes grind fresh and nothing tastes like that... grinder to grill in under 10 minutes.

May 08, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan

Low-key pub with great burgers and beer

Except for the fact that the burgers are nothing special and the crowds

May 08, 2014
dyrewolf in Manhattan