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Good mexican restaurant in Manhattan?

Mission Cantina
Yerba Buena Perry
Empellon Taqueria

Apr 01, 2014
Scott_C in Manhattan

Uncle Boon's brunch

Try Talde or Purple Yam in Brooklyn.

Apr 01, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

Roasted pork belly with beets - M. Wells at MoMA PS1.

Mar 31, 2014
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40th Birthday Pre-theater for 4

Esca

Mar 20, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

We're only ten days into 2014 but so far I've enjoyed:

Betony - sunchoke veloute with hazelnuts and granny smith apple

Benoit - roast chicken with pommes puree

Mission Cantina - chicken wings

M. Wells Dinette - rabbit and foie terrine

Moti Mahal - scallops appetizer with mango and celery puree

Jan 10, 2014
Scott_C in Manhattan

Sunday early dinner near Penn Station?

The NoMad
The Breslin
Keens

Jan 09, 2014
Scott_C in Manhattan

What can't I get in DC?

*Keste*

Really? There's no shortage of neapolitan pizza in DC.

Jan 08, 2014
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Tough-to-get-into-at-night restaurants that are easier during lunch time

Red Farm downtown is only open for lunch on weekends though Red Farm UWS is open for lunch daily. Otherwise, good list.

Jan 07, 2014
Scott_C in Manhattan

New York recommendation

Uncle Boons
Ma Peche
Yunnan Kitchen
Mission Cantina
Pig & Khao
Yakitori Totto
Larb Ubol
M Wells Dinette

Jan 07, 2014
Scott_C in Manhattan

Mother-Daughter NYC Trip Eats

I've been to YBP three or four times and enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Though I haven't been there in a year I think it's worth a try.

Jan 07, 2014
Scott_C in Manhattan

Looking mid priced but great food near canegie hall, west 50s

Benoit
Bar Room at the Modern
Yakitori Totto
Benares
Szechuan Gourmet
Angelo's Pizza
Ma Peche (bar menu)
Katsu Hama

Dec 27, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2013

You might want to try the roasted pork chop at Ma Peche. It's even better than the fried chicken.

Uncle Boons - crab fried rice

Jeepney - longga dog

Hakkasan - XO scallop dumpling

Momofuku Ssam Bar - fried duck dumplings

Blue Ribbon Bakery - bone marrow with bacon bread & onion marmalade

Cafe Hong Kong - salt & pepper squid

Atlantic Grill - warm brussels sprouts caesar salad

Applewood (Brooklyn) - seared scallops with caramelized apple & bacon

Olea (Brooklyn) - Spanish pizza with manchego cheese, quince paste, & toasted garlic

Dec 27, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Tocqueville or Picholine?

Picholine, especially for the cheese cart.

Dec 12, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Need a good Italian place in the village to call back to a time gone by

Lupa

Dec 12, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

First trip to NYC: Arrive Christmas evening, 4 days

You'll be fine with nice jeans/nice sweaters at all these places. Marea is normally a bit dressier but you'll find lots of jeans at brunch.

Dec 12, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

First trip to NYC: Arrive Christmas evening, 4 days

Scarpetta

Dec 11, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

First trip to NYC: Arrive Christmas evening, 4 days

Scarpetta also has a printed vegetarian menu with lots of selections which is available upon request.

Bear in mind that the bread basket includes a really delicious stromboli which has cured meat rolled into the dough.

Dec 11, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Did you know ...

... that if you order the risotto with white Alba truffles at Per Se, after three bites the server will return to replenish your dish with even more shavings of white truffles, at no extra charge.

Nov 19, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Restaurant Recos in Manhattan

Perla
Le Philosophe
Uncle Boons
Il Buco Alimentari

Nov 18, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Dinner after Radio City Christmas show

Benoit

Nov 18, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Prix Fixe lunch 12/31/13

Jean-Georges
Del Posto
Cafe Boulud
Lincoln
Junoon
Marea

Nov 18, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Jean-Georges or Del Posto for 30th birthday dinner?

I've celebrated birthdays at Jean-Georges but if you want a warm, romantic room, then definitely go to Del Posto.

As for food, Jean-Georges is more innovative, leaning towards Asian flavor accents and the techniques of nouvelle cuisine, Del Posto is all about high-end ingredients sourced from Italy prepared in a somewhat simpler manner. Both menus are delicious.

Nov 18, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan
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Saturday Brunch/Lunch Pre-theater in Times Square?

Lamb's Club is a good suggestion. We enjoyed our recent lunch there celebrating my mother's birthday. I preferred it to dbBistro - nicer room, better food and service.

Nov 15, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Baruch College area

Maialino
Novita
Blue Smoke

Nov 11, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Great ambience and a variety of food?

Le Philosophe

Nov 11, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Epicerie Boulud

I had the same reaction to the pate sampler at Bar Boulud last Saturday night - hardly "dog food" but just a bit insipid. The boudin blanc, however, was excellent.

At Epicerie Boulud I like the hot sandwiches at the bar, particularly the banh mi, and the galette des rois which is usually available in January.

Nov 11, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Upscale restaurants near 44th Street

Le Bernardin
The Modern
Ai Fiori
Marea

Nov 11, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Good fried chicken restaurant in Koreatown

Second Mad For Chicken!

Nov 08, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Which of the following after-Radio-City restaurant should I chose?

Benoit would be my choice.

Oct 23, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan

Group dinner for boyfriend Sunday 10/27

Le Philosophe
Perla
Acme

Oct 23, 2013
Scott_C in Manhattan