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Michelin New York Predictions 2016

replace pok pok w/ somtum der

Aug 26, 2015
sundropforever in Manhattan

My review on Michelin 3 Star and other restaurants after taking a "tour" for a month

cannot possibly disagree on EMP more. every time i go to a restaurant of similar price, i generally greatly enjoy myself, but leave wishing i would have gone to EMP instead, as the food and service are generally better. the naysayer thread of "people that go to EMP are there to be amused, not to eat good food" falls super flat to me. *particularly* when the OP went - spring 2k15 is my favorite menu they've served, and we've been over ten times by this point.

the only place i've gone that competes food-wise is ko 2.0.

Jul 23, 2015
sundropforever in Manhattan
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Branching out in the East Village

holy shit thank you

Jul 23, 2015
sundropforever in Manhattan
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Has anyone seen Hiromi Suzuki (15E, Dojo) at any sushi places around town?

sorry to bump - anyone seen her?

Jul 19, 2015
sundropforever in Manhattan

Branching out in the East Village

Giano, on 7th between avenue A and 1st ave is amazing in your 60-80 category (the next category if you end up with appetizers, entrees, desserts, and drinks). very friendly italian proprietor. wines are $12ish. the pastas are the highlight here - have literally never been disappointed and have now tried all of them. the bigoli with lamb ragout and almond powder is a standout. just had the amatriciana recently and it was perfect. have never been to a place with as consistent of pasta cooking as giano. pastas are all under 20.

no liquor - wine/beer only and wine/sake based cocktails.

Jul 19, 2015
sundropforever in Manhattan

Branching out in the East Village

across the street where? do you mean Timna?

Jul 19, 2015
sundropforever in Manhattan

Has anyone seen Hiromi Suzuki (15E, Dojo) at any sushi places around town?

if you do, please let me know! still love the Dojo, but it hasn't been the same without her...

Jun 16, 2015
sundropforever in Manhattan

Has anyone seen Hiromi Suzuki (15E, Dojo) at any sushi places around town?

I haven't seen her since she parted ways with Sushi Dojo... she was my favorite. I'd go anywhere for her!

Jun 10, 2015
sundropforever in Manhattan

David Chang Fans - Fuku

i may even beat you to this chang establishment!

Jun 10, 2015
sundropforever in Manhattan

Cuban dinner tonight - only night in the area

Hi everyone! We are visiting from nyc before going on a cruise tomorrow. We will be staying near the port of Miami. We would like to get some Cuban food around 830/9. Doesn't have to be any sort of ambiance or high end -- whatever is delicious and decently easy to get to (walking or zipcar up to 30ish minutes with at least reasonable street parking). We aren't too familiar with Cuban food but are very adventurous. Ropa vieja is super good.

Wedding/Private Dining for 8-10

the same presentation and 'story' (for lack of a better word? theme?) accompanies the dishes upstairs?

Jan 03, 2014
sundropforever in Manhattan

Wedding/Private Dining for 8-10

why the strong support to EMP? have you been to a private dining event there?

Jan 01, 2014
sundropforever in Manhattan

Wedding/Private Dining for 8-10

wow, i love the modern idea.

unfortunately, how weird is this:

Unfortunately, as a tenant of MoMA, we must abide by their regulations and are therefore prohibited from hosting weddings as they are not permitted in the Museum. I have to submit all event invitations to the Museum for approval and if there is any mention of “wedding” or “marriage”, the event would not be allowed. Additionally, we do not permit any traditional elements such as wedding gowns or wedding cakes.

Dec 30, 2013
sundropforever in Manhattan

Wedding/Private Dining for 8-10

I am looking to plan my wedding as a small and intimate ceremony followed by dinner. I am trying to come up with a list of restaurants with small enough rooms that the minimum would not be prohibitive. I have reached out to Per Se and EMP. Any others you guys know of that merit inquiry?

Dec 29, 2013
sundropforever in Manhattan

Girlfriend's birthday dinner - Italian mid-range(?) recommendations/narrowing down my list?

I am thinking in the area of $100/pp for food or so. We already did an "early birthday" at Alinea@EMP, but I've decided I'd like to do something for her actual birthday as well. It's coming up soon - we'd go either this weekend or next weekend. I know reservations aren't the easiest, but we're not particularly averse to the 10:30PM (or later) seatings that are still available for most if not all of my restaurants I list on OpenTable.

She's a big fan of Italian food, particularly well-done pasta dishes (much more than I am), so I figure we can do that.

Places we've been that we are considering: Marea(probably our favorite of the list), Babbo(but this is close), Maialino.

Places we haven't been: Torrisi's, Del Posto, Ai Fiori, A Voce(either), Scarpetta, Rouge Tomate, Locanda Verde, Peasant.

Feel free to battle any against each other, make recommendations, or surprise us with a new place. We're horribly indecisive. The one bit of guidance is that we're a bit pensive about Torrisi (in the same way that we are pensive about Blue Hill at Stone Barns) in that we might find it....a bit boring? It looks good, but so many reviews talk about how the mozzarella and olive oil was the best part of the meal, and that seems sort of, y'know, boring.

Oct 16, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

Michelin Stars 2013

Have wanted to Atera for quite some time. Now I'm never getting in, am I?! :(

Oct 02, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

Ways to meet young foodies

hi.

Sep 17, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

21st Century Ltd.

2-top, wed, 9:30!

Sep 14, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

21st Century Ltd.

very little infuriates me like being at work and having a site refuse to let me use it with IE.

Sep 14, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

Big Apple BBQ Block Party

After finding out about this Saturday night, I picked up a fastpass on Craigslist and went Sunday. We arrived at 11:45 or so to see that there were gigantic lines for Salt Lick and Big Bob Gibson. We started at The Pit/Ed Mitchell and had some hog, which we both found a tad bit dry. It held us over as we waited in the 30 minute long Gibson line. His pulled pork was A+ and totally worth it. The CH-recommended white sauce was great. We also got Baker's St. Louis Ribs, 17th St. Ribs, Hill Country's Brisket, and Blue Smoke's ribs. The Hill Country Brisket was pretty fantastic. The best ribs IMO were Baker's, best side was 17th St. beans, and best overall was Bob Gibson.

Jun 12, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

Spring Jean-Georges Must Haves (Lunch)?

If I go, I will be sure to report back.

Jun 12, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

Alternative to PDT bar

no food, but painkiller (PKNY) is an amazing 'speakeasy' style cocktail bar that is themed as a neo-tiki establishment. no pretense and some of the best bartenders i have ever dealt with, particularly a guy named keegan.

Jun 10, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

Spring Jean-Georges Must Haves (Lunch)?

it's hard to beat a tasting at torrisi... thanks for your feedback.

Jun 10, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

Spring Jean-Georges Must Haves (Lunch)?

Will the menu change any time soon? I've looked through old threads, but it seems that the dishes have changed (no chateau chalon sauce fish, for example.)

People seem to love the parmesan chicken leg and the tuna ribbons... anything else that's must-have? (or must not have?)

Thanks again CH!

Jun 09, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

Jean-Georges (dinner) or Momofuku Ko (lunch) for birthday?

do you recommend lunch at ko over dinner at ko?

i've read your ko-boosting posts and they were quite informative.

Mar 05, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

Jean-Georges (dinner) or Momofuku Ko (lunch) for birthday?

I'm turning 25 and that's as good of a reason as any to visit a fine NYC establishment. My girlfriend and I are new to the NYC restaurant scene - the only notable places we've hit so far are Eleven Madison Park and Marea. EMP was so good it took several people to convince me to at least try something else instead of repeating.

Here I am, thinking Ko would fortress me out, holding 2 reservations (I know, CH, I know. I'll give one up very soon, and will not hold them until the last minute [of the cancellation policy]). We're horribly indecisive. We like everything except olives. We love ethnic food of all sorts (that doesn't contain olives.) I'm a gastronomy dork. We love seafood. And foie gras.

Sigh. Any opinions or notes or great posts are welcome. Otherwise, thanks for letting me vent!

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Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Momofuku Ko
163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

Mar 05, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

Birthday Dinner: a return to EMP? J-G? Modern? Too indecisive for my own good..

Hi again CH!

Last October, you were all very helpful and I ended up taking my girlfriend to Eleven Madison Park for her birthday, an experience which stands as the best meal of my life. Now, my birthday is coming up in March and that means reservation calendars are opening up soon. My short list is:

* Back to Eleven Madison Park (had the tasting in October, am really really really interested in having the duck on a 4-course)

* Jean-Georges (have never been)

* Momofuku Ko (have never been, but will have to try for reservations after making another due to calendars)

* The Modern Dining Room (have only been for lunch).

I'm also completely open to suggestions. I'm not a big fan of Italian food (although I just had a divine meal at Marea for Valentine's day), so I didn't consider Italian places. I'd like to keep it in this price range - I haven't done Per Se, but will save that for maybe our anniversary this summer.

EDIT to add: I've also considered a J-G lunch and an EMP dinner (spread over a weekend) if I want to get decadent...

Feb 13, 2012
sundropforever in Manhattan

Indo-Pak (specifically Nihari)?

super late pass, but thank you all!

Jan 06, 2012
sundropforever in Outer Boroughs

Any Bars/Restaurants with Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout?

http://www.beermenus.com/beers/brookl...

DBA in the East Village has it, and is a great place.

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d.b.a.
41 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

Oct 25, 2011
sundropforever in Manhattan

Our inaugural EMP birthday trip - review/comments

what....is.....CHERRY LEMON....sun drop?! I MUST HAVE.

Oct 24, 2011
sundropforever in Manhattan