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Atera v Corton v NoMad

Don't know your plans, but you might want to try the NoMad for brunch. EMP doesn't do brunch so it might be an interesting experiment (seeing Humms take on breakfast).

Jul 31, 2013
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Exotic foods (for us)...

Its a good possibility that they are closed....I went awhile ago, but remembered they had the buggy cocktails when I went....

Thanks!

Jul 15, 2013
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Exotic foods (for us)...

White and Church makes cocktails with insects. Not sure if this fits your criteria.....

Jul 15, 2013
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Quick NYC visit - is this the best itinerary?

How about Alder, Wylie Dufresne's new place, after EMP?

I haven't been, but my understanding is that its more casual and its all ala carte. If you can get in, you can tailor your order to your level of fullnesss.

May 02, 2013
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Best ramen right now?

Has anyone tried the ramen at Hanjan? I believe you can only get it after 10PM and I'm wondering if its worth it......

Mar 21, 2013
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Chez Sardine - GREAT!

I think I read that the chef was not trying to be traditional at all when it came to sushi and that he was 'self-taught' - and that's why the sushi combinations were unique.

I agree the place is tiny (that's why it’s named Chez sardine - because the people are packed in like sardines) and can be loud. Its definitely not an everyday place for me - but I had fun when I went.

Feb 12, 2013
Beloved1 in Manhattan

she's kosher, I'm not..

Jezebel is Kosher - I've never been but it got a lot of buzz when it opened

http://jezebelnyc.com/index.html

Dec 07, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Manhattan Trip Report

Thanks! I was confused!

Nov 26, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Manhattan Trip Report

Did you mean Russ and Daughters was super hipster?

Nov 26, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Oct 31- Nov 4 Eating Itinerary Gaps

This isn't a comment about the restaurants you've choosen, but I would maybe add that you may be impacted on Halloween if you end up anywhere near the Village Halloween Parade. I think you'll be far enough away from the crowds, but just wanted to make sure you were aware.

Oct 01, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Eating in Newark -- Dodge Poetry Festival

I'm a vegetarian so I won't be able to comment on much in the Ironbound since the restaurants are so meat-focused.

There is a Thai food place on New Street - across from McGovern's. They usually open around 11 and have about 6-8 pre-made dishes to select from (they normally have fish, chicken, and tofu dishes in addition to Pad Thai. You can also order off the menu but that usually takes more time. They can have a line after 12:00, since it’s across from Rutgers and it’s also popular with the local businesses.

27 Mix on Halsey Street is also pretty decent (not fantastic, mind you). They have a somewhat eclectic menu, so when I've gone there with groups everyone had been able to find something.

The best pizza in Newark is at Queen’s pizza. They have 2 locations: 48 Commerce Street and 114 Halsey Street.

Hope that helps.

Sep 20, 2012
Beloved1 in New Jersey

Eating in Newark -- Dodge Poetry Festival

Dinosaur BBQ does do lunch

Sep 20, 2012
Beloved1 in New Jersey

Eating in Newark -- Dodge Poetry Festival

Do you only need dinner recommendations? or lunch aslo?

Sep 18, 2012
Beloved1 in New Jersey

Dinner for 4 - two teens (1 vegetarian 1 meatlover, two adults. ) In town for 3 nights. Can you help??

I hope you love Public! I'm a vegetarian and I've always enjoyed my meals there and never felt like a second-class citizen.

Sep 10, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

CIANO: Not a Wow

Sadly I've had similar experiences the two times I've eaten there. The food is good, although the price is a bit high, but the service is making me think twice about going back. It's almost like it is so efficient that you have no time to breathe and enjoy the meal.

I believe an amuse was served, but I truly don't remember off-hand what it was.....

Sep 10, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

You know you're a foodie ("food nerd", "chow-der", etc.) when.....

I think you can tell Tripeler is a foodie just by his pumpkin vs. kabocha question!

Sep 07, 2012
Beloved1 in Not About Food

Manhattan suggestions for visitors from India

Junoon would be a nice Indian food choice, but it would be on the very high-end of your budget, if you went ala cart and didn't include drinks, tax, or tip in your budget. I've enjoyed eating there the few times I went.

Sep 04, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

The Rooftop at The NoMad - Our Wonderful Experience

I agree that reviews aren't always 100% accurate - but I usually give more credence to reviews when the large majority are positive.

To each his/her own. I actually didn't love the library room, so I think we just have different tastes.

Aug 24, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

The Rooftop at The NoMad - Our Wonderful Experience

I'm curious how you reconcile your negative review of the cocktail program at the NoMad with all the accolades the bar has gotten so far?

I would think that if the 'choice of glass and ice itself suggests a problem conceiving and executing their drink menu, none of which is incredibly inventive' is true, you would not read so many glowing reviews in national and regional publications.

Aug 24, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Thoughts on Carbone......(New restaurant that from the owners of Torrisi and Parm)?

Yeah, I think it was the emphasis on 'the moves' and the decor that got me thinking about paying homage vs. creating what some people termed a theme park in the EMP discussion. From the article, 'nostalgic trappings like captains in bow ties and dinner jackets, tablecloths (perhaps checkered), and, yes, lots and lots of red sauce.'

Aug 22, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Menu collections, anyone?

I keep menus from 'special' restaurants that I've been to. I've even framed some so I can remember what a lovely time I had the night I dined. This is obviously a different use than what you state in your post.....

Aug 22, 2012
Beloved1 in Not About Food

Thoughts on Carbone......(New restaurant that from the owners of Torrisi and Parm)?

I understand where you're coming from (meaning I think I get your thought-process), but I would be curious what you think then about someone like Andy Ricker who runs Pok Pok - are you thinking that's 'OK' because he only does all Thai at his restaurant? Is EMP different in your view because its cherry-picking NY experiences/dishes for homage?

Thanks for the interesting conversation!

Aug 22, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Thoughts on Carbone......(New restaurant that from the owners of Torrisi and Parm)?

I just read this short article on Grubstreet re: Carbone, the new restaurant that from the owners of Torrisi and Parm:

http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/08...

The article talks about how the restaurant will have a 'certain ambience and a distinctive style of participatory service. “We’re paying tribute to what we call ‘moves,’ ” says Carbone.'

After reading people's responses to the changes at Eleven Madison Park, I thought it would be interesting to get people's take on this new restaurant.

Any thoughts?

Aug 21, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Where might we enjoy ourselves on my cousin's birthday?

I think Junoon has more of a business crowd during lunch. The few times I've been there for dinner, it seemed as though there were a lot of families and people from out of town in the dining room.

Aug 21, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

I'm looking for a restaurant that serves....

Perhaps Blue Hill?

Aug 15, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan

Soft Cocktails for my Pregnant Friend?

Rouge Tomate has some nice selections.

Jul 11, 2012
Beloved1 in Manhattan