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Best Dishes 2014

The mushroom mille-feuille at Dirty French was certainly one of my favorite dishes of 2014.

Jan 08, 2015
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Cosme Dinner Reviews

You should be able to get a seat at the bar without any wait if you arrive before 6:30. Don't miss the uni tostada and the corn husk meringue.

Jan 08, 2015
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Worth the Hype (Butter, Nobu, etc.)? And your recommendations!

Some alternatives:

Butter --> The NoMad
Nobu --> Jungsik
Balthazar --> Le Philosophe
Katz's --> Carnegie
Momofuku Noodle Bar --> Ippudo

Small cozy Italian: Perla, Il Buco Alimentari, Bar Primi

Ma Peche is great but I'd tdescribe the menu as "small plates" rather than traditional dim sum.

Jan 07, 2015
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Anyone been to Kappo Masa yet?

Pete Wells was not impressed.

Kappo Masa
Satisfactory (No Stars)
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/07/din...

Jan 06, 2015
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

good restaurants for 16th birthdays?

Marta

Dec 13, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Help for wed night! romantic, not too expensive, place to linger...

What does "not too expensive" mean in terms of your food budget before drinks, tax and tip?

Dec 09, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Upper East Side Restaurants

Ristorante Morini
Ristorante Rosi
Cafe Boulud
Cafe Sabarsky

Dec 01, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Best Italian

Best Italian-American - Carbone
Best Roman Pizza - Marta
Best Gelato - Laboratorio del Gelato

Nov 28, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Pre Theatre

Le Bernardin
The Modern Dining Room
Benoit

Nov 26, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Ramen Setagaya - St. Mark's Place

Thanks for the candid responses.

I decided to keep an open mind since my friend likes the place. We enjoyed the deep fried squid and spicy miso ramen with pork belly.

The staff was friendly, courteous, and efficient. Overall, it was a very pleasant meal. We plan to return soon.

Saturday Brunch Midtown

Ai Fiori

Nov 25, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Ramen Setagaya - St. Mark's Place

What's good there? Most of the threads are about the First Ave. location. Thanks.

Nov 21, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Taquerias - none have impresed me

Empellon Al Pastor is great.

Nov 21, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

The Lobster Thermidor was a lighter version of the classic recipe. It wasn't too rich or heavy.

From Adam Platt:

"...instead of being drowned in the usual gouts of egg yolk and brandy, the lobster Thermidor is steamed in its shell, then split in half and dripped with a few gentle teaspoons of Béarnaise sauce folded with bits of melting Piave cheese."
http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/03/pla...

Nov 11, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Best Dishes 2014

I also had the Lobster Thermidor at Le Philosophe recently and loved it.

Nov 11, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Which restaurant have you eaten at the most?

Interesting. Have you dropped Bouley?

Nov 10, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Which restaurant have you eaten at the most?

I saw this similarly titled Eater post and thought I start a CH thread:
http://www.eater.com/forums/restauran...

As for me, I've eaten at Grand Sichuan and Lincoln more times than I can remember.

Nov 10, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

What are some good steak places in Manhattan that doesn't cost a fortune?

Palm

Oct 28, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

What is your favorite glass of wine?

I love all wines that start with a "B"...

Bordeaux
Burgundy
Barolo
Barbaresco
Brunello

Oct 28, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan
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Upscale vegan restaurant recommendation?

For upscale vegan, try Kajitsu.

Oct 28, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan
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Perla or Babbo for white truffle season?

Second Perla over Babbo. No contest, afaic.

Oct 27, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Looking for restaurant suggestions

Estela
Gato
Babbo
Narcissa
Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria
Le Philosophe
Acme
Bar Primi

Oct 27, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Looking for an intimate, "townhouse type" venue for a friend's 60th -mid Dec.

Felidia
Il Buco
Picholine

Oct 24, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Looking for an intimate, "townhouse type" venue for a friend's 60th -mid Dec.

What do you mean by "townhouse type"? Can you give examples of restaurants that fit this description?

Oct 24, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Empellon Al Pas-bore

Perhaps the staff recognized the critics.

Oct 24, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Empellon Al Pas-bore

Eater NY:

"Two Insta-Takes on Alex Stupak's Empellon Al Pastor"
http://ny.eater.com/2014/10/20/701821...

Oct 24, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Best of the UWS, 2014 Edition

Thanks coasts for the update.

Oct 23, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Best of the UWS, 2014 Edition

The link above no longer works but here's another one re Parm UWS.
http://gothamist.com/2014/02/24/parm_...

Oct 22, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Best of the UWS, 2014 Edition

Is there a Parm in the UWS? I read this a while ago but haven't heard anything since then.

Grub Street: "Parm’s Upper West Side Location Is Moving Along"
http://www.grubstreet.com/2014/06/par...

Oct 22, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan

Possible to do a foodie-level lunch in UES with 2 toddlers?

Oct 20, 2014
MrGrumpy in Manhattan