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Leaving on Sunday: How does this Look?

We are just two. I did make a reservation but eating at the bar would be fun!

Thanks for the idea of Pranzo. I hadn't even heard of this (surprised I have not seen it on eater!), might have to check that out!

Jul 13, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Manhattan

Leaving on Sunday: How does this Look?

We are from Southern Oregon, but originally from Portland. I go to school in Los Angeles.

Looking for sit down not to go places, other than maybe bagels one day. Although I don't eat gluten so that would only be for my mom.

I actually have Cafe China on my list. It looks great!

Jul 13, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Manhattan

Leaving on Sunday: How does this Look?

We are leaving on Sunday for a week long trip to NYC.
Here is what I have planned so far.

Sun: Peasant
Mon: The NoMad
Tues: Breakfast: Maialino
Dinner: Plan on going to Txixito (can't make reservation)
Wed: Oceana before show
Thurs: Lunch: Manzo
Dinner: ????
Fri: Dell'Anima
Sat: Brunch-Locanda Verde
Dinner: Recette
Sun: Brunch: Minetta Tavern

I don't have breakfast or lunch planned for every day because I want it to be more leisurely and I don't want to be tied down every day. I do have a large list of places in each neighborhood so I think we are going to work off of that.

Thursday dinner is the only night that I just couldn't find something for. I would really like to do something more Asian influenced since I am missing that. My other traveler is not a big fan of Thai or Japanese, but does like Chinese. I was thinking of Red Farm but I cannot make reservations there either. Thoughts??

Also we are staying at The Standard in the Meatpacking District. I do have a list of places to eat breakfast in that area, but does anyone have a favorite cafe etc. for breakfast? Doesn't have to be over the top, just good solid breakfast food.

Thanks! I will definitely be reporting back on all of these.

Jul 13, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Manhattan

Best Salted Caramel Chocolate Dessert

Thank you all for the replies!

Jun 25, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Manhattan

Best Salted Caramel Chocolate Dessert

Any favorites in the city? From pot de cremes to baked goods!

Thanks in advance!

Jun 23, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Manhattan

Mother/Daughter NYC Trip: Couple of Questions

Thank you so much for the detailed information! Sounds like you can't go bad either way.

Jun 21, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Manhattan

Mother/Daughter NYC Trip: Couple of Questions

We have been to Babbo. Unfortunately, we felt slightly underwhelmed when we went, however that was nearly five years ago. So maybe we should give it another try, lunch could definitely be an option.

I've definitely looked at Dell'anima which sounds good, but I hadn't looked at L'Artusi. Really like the look of the menu...Do you have a favorite between the two?

The latkes dish has kind of got me sold now. I am a sucker for latkes. I will definitely make a reservation there once I can, still have to wait a couple of days because it is too far in advance.

Jun 21, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Manhattan

Mother/Daughter NYC Trip: Couple of Questions

Yes, I know a lot of Italian. We just really enjoy really well done Italian which is something we cannot really get where we live.

I just made a reservation at Ai Fiori after looking at the menu again. Definitely more composed Italian than someplace like Peasant but we loved L'Impero when it was still open and as I remember Michael White was the chef there at one point.

Jun 21, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Manhattan

Mother/Daughter NYC Trip: Couple of Questions

My mom and I are headed to New York for a week in July. We were just there last May and had a fabulous time eating at EMP, The Modern etc. but this trip we are going to skip this route!

I have already made a reservation at NoMad for dinner because we loved EMP and I am extremely excited to go. Luckily, I snagged a reservation before the NYT article came out! Our first night we are going to be eating at Peasant because we went last time and really enjoyed our food. Can anyone suggest more Italian restaurants like this? I consider Peasant more rustic Italian and less composed which we really enjoy.

We went to Osteria Morini last time which was good, but I am thinking about maybe going to Marea or Ai Fiori? Which one would people prefer? My mom is not a big fish lover, but she LOVES seafood.

We missed going to Locanda Verde last time so I made a reservation for Saturday brunch there. We also need brunch for Sunday, which will be our last meal before we head home. We went to Maialino for breakfast twice last time and loved it. We definitely want to go again but I think we will just go for breakfast and not brunch. I know Minetta Tavern is loved on this board, but my mom and I prefer having breakfast items rather than lunch items for brunch. Are the breakfast items just as good as the more lunch geared items?

We are also seeing Once at 8pm and I am considering going to Danji beforehand....Will there be a long wait if we get there around 6? Has anyone gone there recently and experienced long wait times? This is on a wednesday.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Jun 21, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Manhattan

Visiting Portland with children

In downtown Pizzicato would also be a great choice for a quick, but good casual meal.

May 16, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Metro Portland

Saturday night dinner: Providence vs. Mozza

Another vote for Mozza. While I love Providence and I don't think it is pretentious in any way, I think Mozza is the best option for a celebratory dinner.

May 15, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Los Angeles Area

Need advice on West Hollywood/Bev Hills restaurants for a Birthday dinner

Animal is a great restaurant and would be fun for a birthday, but I agree that it is not a very big restaurant and I am not sure they would be able to accomodate you. Mozza is also a great restaurant and the food is as good as the Pizzeria. I believe they also have a private room, which may be a possibility.

May 15, 2012
cheapeatstochiceats in Los Angeles Area