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Cocktail Party

I found a bunch of great places on Craigslist when looking do throuw a party for my wife. You do have to bring in all your own food, drinks, music.... but the spaces were affoardable and nice.

1 day ago
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One meal WITHOUT our teens

Thats easy - get some burgers and pints of guinnes at Mollys and use the rest of the money to get a separate hotel room from your teens for the night.

1 day ago
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Birthday lunch for a tween girl

East is conveyer belt sushi which my kids love and very affoardable. Also try, Landmarc

May 27, 2015
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Riverpark on East 29th St-Wonderful all the time

I have been there about 6 times. The food is good and service always attentive. I will say the food is somewhat generic, rarely evoking any "wow" or real creativity. Most dishes can be found on menus all over the city. They do tend to do them better than most.

May 22, 2015
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Kanoyama - still pretty damn great

Thanks I just passed the one on 28 and its called Momokawa

May 17, 2015
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Kanoyama - still pretty damn great

Is this the place on 28th and 3rd? Enter downstairs? Ive passed it 100 times and never thought to enter.

May 15, 2015
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New restaurant from the EMP team

I actually heard it was going to be on 12th adn first and a very intimate, romantic place called 121. You can only get a reservation on your anniversary or first date.

Apr 01, 2015
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Returning to a "never again" restaurant (in my case EMP)

Exactly my point. The OP shouldnt feel his apearance impacted performance
"but upon seeing us and how young we were, walked away without speaking to us and sent wines much less expensive than we were prepared to select."

Apr 01, 2015
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Burgers and Beers W. Village for Large Group?

I would say Burger and Barel for sure. Tavern on Jane has great bloody marys besides a solid burger

Mar 31, 2015
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Returning to a "never again" restaurant (in my case EMP)

2 guys walk into EMP both with reservations. One is wearing a finely tailored suit and a Rolex, the other wearing baggy jeans, a hoodie and a baseball hat backwards. Do they get treated the same way? Should they? Now take the same 2 guys and send them to Dinosaur BBQ on Sat night at 8PM, same questions.
Just saying 1 off situations are hard to base a perspective on.

Mar 31, 2015
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Returning to a "never again" restaurant (in my case EMP)

With so many top tier places in NYC why even risk it?

Mar 30, 2015
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Sugar Factorty - Anybody Been?

Buger Joint has great deserts too. Go with that option.

Mar 30, 2015
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favorite Fish&Chips these days? here are mine; looking for more...

Try Mollys on 22 and 3rd. Very good batter and the chips are great as well.

Mar 29, 2015
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Lunch recommendation for Chelsea Market?

Skip the pasta place. Way overpriced and average at best.

Mar 29, 2015
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Sugar Factorty - Anybody Been?

its Max Brenner without the chocolate. Packed with tourists and kids. However, the creations are very impressive and your boys will love it. Just don't go expecting great non-desert type food.

Mar 29, 2015
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Client loves Cheese - where to take her

Various factors led me to Artisinal. Terrible experieince. Food was only slightly better than the service. $180 for 2 drinks, 4 chees platter, 1 entree, 1 soup. Never again. Boulabaise was so bland and the lobster was over cooked.

Mar 25, 2015
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Client loves Cheese - where to take her

no reservations available the night I want to go. Will have to go another time.

Mar 19, 2015
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Spice Market - what a mistake

Went for dinner last night with a few coworkers from out of town. They had heard about SM so many times and really wanted to go. We had the tasting menu.

The dishes started coming out very quickly, mini lobster rolls, tuna tartare, samosas, beef skwewers...HOLD ON!!! We have only been her 15 min. The pace was brutal. Out came a few more dishes like Rib Eye, Cod, Shrimp Cakes...some awful dessert.
The food was mediocore at best. Lots of heavy sauces.
Now I have done tastings at EMP and Del Posto, JungSik...and some I left feeling good and some I left hungry (JungSik, Per Se) but this one I wanted to call a time out half way through. the portions were big and the dishes were heavy. We couldnt even finish the last 3 courses.
The atmosphere is creative and it wasnt packed which both were nice but opposite of what the pace of the meal reflected.

Wouldnt go back and out of towners were unimpressed.

Mar 19, 2015
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Your favorite spots right now

I actually love it at the bar as well. Tough to get a table in the back. Must try that Thai Beer

Mar 19, 2015
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Client loves Cheese - where to take her

Would like to avoid a pure cheese place like Murrays as id like to eat dinner as well. Outside Artisinal, any suggestions?

Mar 19, 2015
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Your favorite spots right now

Have you been to uncle boons? Blew me away. Try the homemade Thai beer

Mar 17, 2015
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restaurant for a foodie with 3 kids

+1 on landmarc. Very kid friendly and well above average food.

Mar 12, 2015
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Big Apple BBQ jumps the shark

For $300 I can fly to Memphis or Texas and eat real BBQ in a genuine atmosphere. Not in Madisaon Square Park.

Mar 12, 2015
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Struggling big time, can you help me out.

Had the tasting at Jungsik about 8 months ago. The presentation with A+ but the flavors were pretty generic. I also left hungry which is never good.

Mar 12, 2015
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Struggling big time, can you help me out.

Thanks to everyone for the feedback. Based on table availabiity and a few other factors I made a reservation at PUBLIC. Ill be sure to report back after we go. Thanks again.

Mar 09, 2015
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Struggling big time, can you help me out.

Have been working a bunch and cooking at home so been out of the loop for a while. Its my wife birthday and want to go out. Looking for the following;
Sat night
one level below top tier i.e EMP
little nicer than some of our favs - Uncle Boons, Pig and Khao
Below 34th for sure, no preference east or west
No Italian or french
Would like a vibrant atmosphere but of course looking to avoid the MP places.

Let me know what you think. Ill respond back ASAP to any questions.

Thanks in advance

Mar 09, 2015
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Does any place exist where you can smoke a cigar and have a cocktail?

I was happy wiht the experience at Club Macanudo. Did not eat there but a nice place, good cigar collection and friendly bartenders

Feb 12, 2015
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David Burke Fishtail - Quick I need some recos

The Smoked Salmon pastrami for an app was excellent, so was the octopus. The spaghetti calabrian was mediocre at best.
Great homemade cider with bourbon for dessert was a must.

Feb 11, 2015
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David Burke Fishtail - Quick I need some recos

Last minute reservation here tonight. Any must haves or must avoids?

Feb 10, 2015
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Romantic Steakhouse?

Avoid the pastrami ribeye , the first few bites are awesome but the flavor is so strong its hard to take for an entire steak. Good to share.

Jan 28, 2015
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