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Best Burger????

2nd Black Label.

about 16 hours ago
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

In Soho tonight, good takeout recs?

I haven't been to Hampton Chutney in years but here are a few other choices nearby:

Parm
Despana
Balthazar Bakery
Dominique Ansel

Jul 07, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

Do you really think Benoit and the Modern Bar Room are "happening"? Angelo's Pizza is just barely step above mediocre. Pizzarte and Don Antonio would be better choices for pizza near the Hilton.

Jul 06, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Not so happening places near Hilton Midtown

The Modern Bar Room
Benoit

Jul 06, 2014
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Celebrity chef - whose got the best restaurant?

2nd Gato. The food is a bit heavy but quite good.

Jul 05, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

Great list. I want to try all of these dishes.

May 01, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Best Italian in midtown east or upper east side?

I've also had great experiences at Ristorante Morini during my two visits recently. I particularly enjoyed the foie gras and rabbit terrine with figs and the duck confit ravioli. The service was polished and friendly.

Ipsedixit - I don't think it's fair to publicly judge a restaurant based on one visit right when it first opened. The staff was obviously still working out the kinks.

Apr 15, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Best Italian in midtown east or upper east side?

Ristorante Morini

Apr 14, 2014
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Lunch Near Bergdorfs & One Dinner in May

For Mother's Day:

Marea
Bar Room at The Modern

Apr 14, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Sunday Lunch - Theatre District

The Modern Bar Room
Hakkasan
DB Bistro Moderne
Lambs Club
Benoit
Marseille

Apr 02, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Carnegie or Katz's, and why?

For me, Carnegie is better than Katz.

Why?

- juicier pastrami
- bigger sandwiches
- fewer tourists
- nicer service
- better location

Jan 14, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan
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Bday Dinner Reco in Chelsea/West Village

Lupa
Perilla

Jan 14, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Weekend lunch with 11 month old

Try Untitled at the Whitney Museum and Landmarc at the Time Warner Center.

Jan 14, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Union Square Cafe clone?

I like BR and NEG but I'm not sure that either restaurant is what you're looking for. NEG might be too fussy and BR too much of a comfort food menu.

I think Hearth captures the spirit of USC though it's less swanky.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/din...

The Dutch might work as well.

Jan 13, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Need dinner rec's for dinner before heading to JFK?

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
DBGB
The Smith
Novita
The Cannibal
Blue Smoke
Artisanal

Jan 13, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Reviewing All the Dim Sum at Red Farm UWS (long)

I love RedFarm's creative dim sum. My other favorites include the bass and avocado tart, crispy beef appetizer, and the bacon and egg fried rice. Thanks for this report.

Jan 13, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Update on Peter Luger Meal - Big Disappointment

By "commoners" did you mean younger patrons? Or did you mean something else?

Jan 13, 2014
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Engagement Dinner for 10-12

I think Blue Ribbon Bakery might be your best option.

Any other private dining room would require at least $1,500 food/beverage minimum, and often, a rental fee, but if there are any exceptions I'd love to hear about them. The Harrison might be a possibility.

Also, try the private dining search function on Opentable.

Jan 06, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Tough-to-get-into-at-night restaurants that are easier during lunch time

Mission Cantina
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Mighty Quinn's BBQ
RedFarm
Moti Mahal Delux

Jan 06, 2014
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Mother-Daughter NYC Trip Eats

Burgers:
- Minetta Tavern
- DB Bistro Moderne*

American:
- The NoMad
- Betony*
- Acme

Mexican:
- Toloache*
- Mission Cantina
- Empellon Taqueria
- Yerba Buena Perry

Italian:
- Perla
- Lincoln
- Esca*
- Locanda Verde
- Babbo
- Scarpetta

French Bistro:
- Benoit*
- Le Philosophe

*in or near theater district

I'm sure others will chime in on Greek, food trucks and brunch. Personally, I would suggest Colicchio & Sons instead of Craft or Craftbar, and Benoit instead of Bar Boulud.

Jan 06, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2013

We really liked the fried chicken at Ma Peche. Thanks for the recommendation.

Another memorable dish was the veal brains grenobloise at M. Wells at MoMA PS1 though I forgot to take a picture.

Jan 06, 2014
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Lunch buddies wanted

I hereby nominate Moti Mahal Delux for the next group lunch.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/05/din...

Dec 20, 2013
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Re: In the theater district

Bar Room at The Modern
Oceana

Dec 20, 2013
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Seafood in NYC

If cost was the issue, you could do 3 courses at Le Bernardin for $75 if you go during lunch. Their octopus appetizer is pretty amazing.

Dec 19, 2013
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Upscale bachelor party - dining and drink suggestions, please

Carbone

Dec 19, 2013
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

RedFarm UWS

Reviewed by the New York Post:
http://nypost.com/2013/12/03/the-part...

Dec 19, 2013
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Fun Home

Lafayette
Acme

Dec 18, 2013
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Need lunch help --somewhere close to Broadway and 53rd Street

How about the Bar Room at The Modern? The menu is lighter than Benoit.
http://www.themodernnyc.com/

Near the Westin:

DB Bistro Moderne
Esca
Lambs Club
Marseille
Dafni
Ollie's

Dec 18, 2013
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Help - Group Dinner This Week

Blue Ribbon Bakery

Dec 18, 2013
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan

Need lunch help --somewhere close to Broadway and 53rd Street

Dec 18, 2013
Lacrosse_Gastronomic in Manhattan