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Keen's Steakhouse - Don't Go!!!!

<The muttonchop at Keens was awful. I'm reluctant to post this because their muttonchop seems to be universally liked.>

You should be reluctant to post it, since you didn't tell us anything about what made your mutton chop "awful". This kind of criticism is totally useless.

New Profile Setting: Collapse Previously Read Comments (also defaults to "See All" page)

I wish you had announced this in advance and provided the instructions on how to change settings, but now that you have, the problem is solved. Further complaints are not justified.

tapas tours-seville/madrid/barcelona

I would say that of the 3, Seville is the best for tapas, followed by Barcelona. In Madrid, Estado Puro is a good one for modern tapas.

Have you done a search on this board? Try putting in the name of each city and "tapas". There is a lot already here that I am sure will provide all the info you need.

Dec 19, 2014
rrems in Spain/Portugal

Intimidation of Restaurant Reviewers

<how well I was serviced>

I hope you mean "served". A request for a restaurant employee to service you might result in raised eyebrows, if not a slap in the face. :)

Dec 19, 2014
rrems in France

Thai restaurant

I don't know if there is anything in its place. Apparently the hotel was sold and is now operating under a new name.

My last meal there earlier this year was not quite up to par. I then found out that their most recent chef had left.

Dec 17, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

A Tale of 2 Restaurants on Christmas Day

Certainly not my favorite restaurant of all time, but I have never had a bad meal at SD26. I don't think it would be a mistake. I've been to Ai Fiori, though not in the last several years. I think it's good but I don't think it's worth the cost.

Dec 16, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Intimidation of Restaurant Reviewers

This is exactly why a friend of mine warned me against saying anything on CH or my blog that could be in any way construed as negative. I didn't take him seriously then, but this throws a new light on the subject. Of course, I never would make a negative comment without a supporting explanation, but after all, what are facts? We are stating opinions, which some may disagree with. Whatever happened to freedom of speech? The threats this chef is making do nothing but paint him as a fool, but if the law allows him to silence criticism, that is something to be very concerned about.

Dec 16, 2014
rrems in France

Spain report, Part 4 - Malaga, Benalmadena, Granada

I will look forward to your report. Have a great time!

Dec 16, 2014
rrems in Spain/Portugal

Thai restaurant

Kittichai is gone.

I'd add Kin Shop to the above list.

Dec 16, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Good mexican restaurant in Manhattan?

Please don't be insulted. I just wanted to let you know. It's a very good post and I'm sure others will benefit from it.

Dec 13, 2014
rrems in Manhattan
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Good mexican restaurant in Manhattan?

citykid,

While your post may be useful to others, why are you replying to someone who has been here and gone months ago? He even reported back, as you can see if you go up the thread a bit.

Dec 13, 2014
rrems in Manhattan
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Un-hip Dad

Thanks for getting back to us. It's nice to know that you were helped by the discussion. Let us know how she likes Betony.

Dec 12, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Un-hip Dad

My point was that posters are continuing to blindly spew out advice to someone who doesn't seem to be listening or have any interest in helping us help them.

Dec 11, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Malai Marke - a new Indian on (gasp!) 6th St.

Thanks for reporting back. Glad you liked it.

Dec 11, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Un-hip Dad

Sorry to be negative, but does anyone else notice the OP has not come back to enlighten us further? Who knows if he's even reading this?

Dec 11, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Malai Marke - a new Indian on (gasp!) 6th St.

Yes, was just there last week. Great, as always. I love the shrimp caldeen. I've only been to Chote Nawab once, and found it somewhat disappointing.

Dec 10, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Good italian in SoHo/NoHo

For 2 people?

Dec 09, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Shu Han Ju - New Szechuan at 6th Ave. and 11th St.

I just wanted to report on a couple of recent meals. The pork belly appetizer is great, razor clams with scallion pesto will make fans of razor clams swoon. Lamb with cumin continues to be stunning. Sichuan covered pork is braised pork belly with preserved vegetable sauce and baby bok choy. Melts in your mouth. A bit of hot pepper oil brought it to another level.

They seem to be getting a little busier but it is still quiet. Please give them your support. We don't want to lose this gem. By the way, they have started serving beer.

Dec 09, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Good italian in SoHo/NoHo

Morini is REALLY loud.

Dec 09, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Help for wed night! romantic, not too expensive, place to linger...

Boqueria is nice. I like the food at 19th St. a bit better than SoHo. They are both busy and lively. We usually order 5 dishes and are well fed. They have great sangria too.

Dec 09, 2014
rrems in Manhattan
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Celebrating my husband's 60th Birthday

+1 for Tocqueville.

Dec 09, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Celebrating my husband's 60th Birthday

My partner and I once hosted a dinner for 10 at Annisa. They set a round table in the middle of the room. Though not as high-end as EMP, we all had a wonderful time. We offered our guests 2 appetizers, a main course and dessert, everyone was able to choose from the full menu, and the cost was quite reasonable. There were no extra charges or minimums.

Dec 09, 2014
rrems in Manhattan
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Simple French dinner

+1 for Chez Napoleon, especially if you like organ meats. I love the calf brains.

Dec 09, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Please review my restaurant choices for NYC trip.

Yes, very similar.

Dec 08, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Un-hip Dad

Okay, now I get it. Silly me!

Dec 08, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Un-hip Dad

Wha? This would make a lot of difference in what would be useful to the OP. I see a lot of assumptions being made here without any knowledge (my own rec included). Some of these places are much more appropriate to 20-somethings than to 30- or 40-somethings, and vice versa.

Dec 07, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Un-hip Dad

How old is your daughter?

Dec 07, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Un-hip Dad

Annisa
Betony
The NoMad

Dec 07, 2014
rrems in Manhattan
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Please review my restaurant choices for NYC trip.

Those dishes, while perfectly serviceable, don't do much for me either. There are much more interesting choices available. I mean, how great can chicken parm and spaghetti and meatballs be? They are what they are, simple comfort food, not something I would ever expect to be "special".

Dec 06, 2014
rrems in Manhattan

Have New York fine dining restaurants been declining in quality?

Definitely not Juni. I thought it was dull, not nearly as good or as creative as SHO, which I had really liked. Others may like it better than I did, but I can't imagine it ever being among the top.

Dec 06, 2014
rrems in Manhattan