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Two NYC foodies looking for a great meal next Saturday night

Kindai bluefin, per the server. Here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...

Jun 01, 2010
jhggeyser in Philadelphia

Two NYC foodies looking for a great meal next Saturday night

Made reservations at Zahav but at the last second we canceled those and went to Fish instead. Pure bliss, from the bluefin crudo appetizer to the grouper to the sauteed spinach side dish. If I lived in Philadelphia I would eat there all the time. (For what it's worth, brunch the next morning at Farmicia was splendid, and unbelievably cheap. These two NYC foodies came away from your town very impressed.)

May 31, 2010
jhggeyser in Philadelphia

Two NYC foodies looking for a great meal next Saturday night

.....and Zahav it is. Thanks all. Now we just need to figure out where to get a Philly cheesesteak for lunch the following day.....

May 27, 2010
jhggeyser in Philadelphia

Two NYC foodies looking for a great meal next Saturday night

Thanks all. Incredibly helpful. Hoping for a USA win followed by a great meal. Will report back later.....

May 26, 2010
jhggeyser in Philadelphia

Two NYC foodies looking for a great meal next Saturday night

Our NYC favorites include Babbo, Marea, Jean-Georges and Le Bernardin on the high end, The Harrison, Dinosaur BBQ, and The Spotted Pig on a more modest scale. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

May 23, 2010
jhggeyser in Philadelphia

Must-have dishes at Jean-Georges?

Again, thanks all. Any strong feelings about the Black Sea Bass, the Rack of Lamb or the Grilled Beef Tenderloin? -john

Sep 23, 2009
jhggeyser in Manhattan

Must-have dishes at Jean-Georges?

This is extraordinarily useful, all, and it seems like the turbot is a consensus hit. That's a third course, I believe; curious about the first and second as well. -jhg

Sep 21, 2009
jhggeyser in Manhattan

Must-have dishes at Jean-Georges?

My gf is taking me to Jean-Georges for my birthday next wkd. For a variety of reasons, we're not going to do the tasting menu. Are there any dishes we absolutely must try? Please advise.

Sep 20, 2009
jhggeyser in Manhattan

12 trainees "quintessential NYC dinner"?

Otto is great; Lupa would be too.

Sep 16, 2008
jhggeyser in Manhattan

Diner that serves shredded hash browns?

Home fries are fine, sure, but where can I find shredded hash browns? Would love to hear suggestions in Manhattan and/or lower Westchester. Thanks

Apr 06, 2008
jhggeyser in Manhattan

Best Bar Dining in DC

Great suggestions, all. Right now we're leaning toward CityZen on Sat. and Cintronelle Lounge on Sun. Sound good? Are we making any tragic mistakes? Does Komi have dining at the bar?

Feb 11, 2008
jhggeyser in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best Bar Dining in DC

Price is not an object. Getting a reservation at Komi or CityZen for this last-minute trip is. So where would you send me for a great meal where we can walk in and eat at the bar? (Any tips on best times to go would be greatly appreciated. A 5:30 or 9:30 meal is fine by us.)

Feb 10, 2008
jhggeyser in Washington DC & Baltimore

Help Plan an NYC Foodie's DC Weekend

My girlfriend and I are coming to DC for President's Day weekend and want to mix in some high and low food experiences between visiting the Mall, going to galleries, etc.

We're staying at the Mayflower.

We were thinking lowbrow (but still spectacular) during the day, and highbrow at night. Who can help?

(Favorite NYC haunts include Babbo, Perry Street, Eleven Madison Park, Nook, inoteca, wd-50, and more like that. Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.)

jhg

Feb 09, 2008
jhggeyser in Washington DC & Baltimore

Breakfast in NOLA

Thanks so much, everybody. great suggestions one and all. It sounds as though these daytime places will live up to the nighttime spots we've targeted -- August and Cuvee.

Jan 17, 2008
jhggeyser in New Orleans

Breakfast in NOLA

I'm an NYC foodie who goes both high and low. I'm making my maiden voyage to New Orleans this weekend and feel comfortable with my dinner and lunch options, but my companion and I could use some breakfast/brunch help. Haute is fine; authentic and substantial would be better. Anyone?

Jan 16, 2008
jhggeyser in New Orleans

4 nights in Manhattan - need help deciding dinner spots

Do not miss Eleven Madison Park and do not not order the pork belly. DH is in the kitchen right now, preparing your meal, and that will not be the case a year from now. If you go to A Voce on day 3 and you don't order the duck meatballs, you blew it.

Dec 11, 2007
jhggeyser in Manhattan

Laid back, festive birthday dinner with the girls

Corner Bistro. Or The Spotted Pig. Or 'inoteca.

Dec 11, 2007
jhggeyser in Manhattan

Dinner Suggestions Needed

just show up at Babbo at 5:30 any day of the week and put your name on the list at the lectern. you can enjoy a quartino until your space at the bar -- or in the front room -- opens up. i've eaten in the front at Babbo 5-6 times and greatly prefer it to the main dining room.

Nov 26, 2007
jhggeyser in Manhattan

fun, yummy, without breakin the bank.

Centro Vinoteca

Nov 25, 2007
jhggeyser in Manhattan

Dinner Suggestions Needed

Quite a range here: It's hard to imagine Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernardin being on the same list as Fatty Crab and Momofuku Ssam. Do you want to eat somewhere near Lincoln Center? If so, try Cafe Gray (and get the short ribs!) or Amalia or if you're a wine lover go to Bin 71 and get a few glasse. If your matinee gets out early enough and you are neighborhood-agnostic, do yourself a favor and get to Babbo at 5 and put your name on the list and drink wine until you get a table in the front.

Nov 25, 2007
jhggeyser in Manhattan

dinner near nyu

Lupa

Nov 25, 2007
jhggeyser in Manhattan

Lunch near the MoMa?

The three-course prix fixe menu at Anthos is a great value, and it's only one block away. If you want a memorable lunch, consider going there.

Nov 25, 2007
jhggeyser in Manhattan

The Steak Wars

Just because BLT Steak doesn't make you look at their aged meats as you walk to your table doesn't mean they don't age them. Of course they do. Go ahead, ask.

Nov 07, 2007
jhggeyser in Manhattan

Where to go for my bday?

"safe." "not too adventurous." "not too expensive." um, Corner Bistro? oh, wait, you want to have reservations..... you could go to Rosa Mexicano, but that isn't exactly birthday-worthy for someone on Chowhound. i say pick new friends. failing that, see if the front table at Lupa is still available at 6pm. but seriously, consider a friend refresh.

Nov 07, 2007
jhggeyser in Manhattan

How far would you go out of your way for Babbo?

go at 5:30 or 6, order a quartino or two at the bar, give your name to the man behind the lectern, and see what happens. Babbo is best experienced at the bar or in the front of the room, if you ask me. i've gotten a table in front every time i've done this, or sat at the bar, and this approach suits the soundtrack and the orange clogs and the energy of the place. reservations, schmeservations.

Nov 07, 2007
jhggeyser in Manhattan

Search for the best Pork Belly in Manhattan!

I had the best pork belly of my life last week at Eleven Madison Park. In fact, it was a Top Five meal from start to finish. Run there, and then run back home afterward to burn off the calories.

Oct 22, 2007
jhggeyser in Manhattan