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Pig's Ear, Chapter One, or Winding Stair in Dublin?

Thanks. Is Greenhouse pretty Scandinavian? Just wondering because that seems to be all the rage in NY right now. Might make reservations for Chapter One and Greenhouse and then check the menus again when I get to Dublin.

Mar 05, 2013
gaucho25 in U.K./Ireland

BEST IZAKAYA IN NEW YORK

I also like Aburiya. But closer to home, I'm at Rockmeisha in the Village a couple of times a month. Casual, comforting, good food, some quirks, and the price is right. I went to Fukurou on Sunday and I wish I had stuck with my usual Rockmeisha Sunday meal. There were some good dishes such as the avocado tofu and the chicken wings, but otherwise I thought it was overpriced and service was indifferent

Mar 05, 2013
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Pig's Ear, Chapter One, or Winding Stair in Dublin?

Also of note, has anyone been to One Pico for dinner lately? They seem to have a good deal Sunday-Thursday.

Mar 04, 2013
gaucho25 in U.K./Ireland

Pig's Ear, Chapter One, or Winding Stair in Dublin?

Thanks for the recommendations about Greenhouse vs Chapter One. We are looking for some upscale Irish cuisine with local ingredients that would be hard to get in NY as well as the best of the best for more pub far. I haven't heard of Fade. I will check it out

Mar 04, 2013
gaucho25 in U.K./Ireland

Pig's Ear, Chapter One, or Winding Stair in Dublin?

Thank you for the recommendations. We are staying at Number 31, which is supposedly famous for its wonderful and hearty breakfast. Therefore, we are leaning more towards light snacks in the afternoon (unless of course we sleep in). We're hoping for food that will be harder to experience in NY.

Mar 01, 2013
gaucho25 in U.K./Ireland

Pig's Ear, Chapter One, or Winding Stair in Dublin?

Hi-
My husband and I will be in Dublin for a few days and will then travel to Cork. We would like to have one or two upscale Irish dinners. The rest of the time, we would like good but cheaper meals. Has anyone tried the chef's counter or tasting menu at the Pig's Ear or Chapter One? Are these tasting menus worth it? Or better to go a la carte?
Thanks!

Feb 28, 2013
gaucho25 in U.K./Ireland

Lucca or Tresca for a Girls' Night Out?

Great thanks for the recs. Was the atmosphere festive enough? Some of us can be a bit boisterous when we drink and it kills some of those romantic anniversary dinners or first dates if the sound level is at a whisper.

Jul 27, 2010
gaucho25 in Greater Boston Area

Lucca or Tresca for a Girls' Night Out?

Hi-I'm organizing the dinner portion of a bachelorette party of about 10 women in their late twenties. We're restricted some to the North End area for other activities. Many restaurants don't seem to have availability or seem kind of cheesy. Looking for some place fun where we can talk without being given looks but that is still somewhat classy or trendy. The bride is pretty classy but some other places in the North End looked too stuff for this occasion. Good food would help too. Which would you recommend?

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Lucca Restaurant
226 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113

Tresca
233 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113

Jul 27, 2010
gaucho25 in Greater Boston Area

Anyone been to Mo-Bay recently?

Has anyone been to Mo-Bay recently? It looks interesting, but I haven't heard much about it lately. Any dishes to recommend or avoid? Is it worth a trip or as a good introduction to Caribbean food?

Apr 23, 2007
gaucho25 in Outer Boroughs

Quilmes and good food??

Your best bet is probably looking in Queens...Astoria or Woodside...Buenos Aires in Alphabet City has great empanadas and Quilmes. Bogota in Park Slope has yummy skirt steak chimichurri and Quilmes as well.

Oct 18, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Best Empanada in NYC

I also like Gauchas. I am still craving an empanada like the kind I had in BA. But , for the meantime Gauchas is good enough. You might also try Buenos Aires in Alphabet City. They also had good baked empanadas, including humita...yum!

Oct 18, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Cafe Sabarsky worth it for dinner?

Is Cafe Sabarsky worth going to for dinner or is more of a dessert and espresso place? Any other recs? My friend and I are going to a gala in that area, and we want a place with some ambience so we don't feel totally out of place in cocktail dresses but won't break the bank either.

Oct 18, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

The search for great FISH TACOS continues...please help!

Hmmm... I love Rubio's. I'm going to SoCal in 2 weeks and can't wait! In the meantime, I like Bogota's fish tacos in Park Slope. Fried just the way I like it.

Oct 18, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Sports Bar with decent food around Lincoln center for Yankees Game tonight?

I'm going to a show at Lincoln Center, but then want to run over someplace close to watch the rest of the Yankees game. Is there any place around that will be showing the game but won't be offputting to two women. A place with a bite to eat would be ideal too.

Oct 03, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Good Brazilian or Argentine Italian in East Village/LES?

Hmm...Buenos Aires sounds good. Thanks for the suggestions. Any recommendations on what's good there?

Also has anyone been to Samba-Le? I was thinking about checking that place out too.

Sep 21, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Good Brazilian or Argentine Italian in East Village/LES?

I'm craving some great bobo de camarao, pao de queijo, empanadas al horno, or gnocchi. All would be best, but I would settle for 2. Is there any place around Alphabet City (or at least within a 5 minute drive) that is great? My parents are taking me out for my birthday so I don't want to break the bank, but I might as well take advantage...

Sep 21, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Birthday Dinner/Drinks/Dancing?

I'm looking for a great birthday spot that can accomodate first dinner, those who want to stop by for drinks, and dancing. Preferably Latin food and music. Any place that has all 3 or is nearby all 3? And won't break the bank for those on different budgets?

Sep 05, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Good food with live Latin music for tonight (Sunday)?

I'm looking for a place to go with my family tonight before my brother leaves for LA. Does anyone know of a good place with live Latin music, a festive atmosphere (but still quiet enough to talk) and good food? Thanks!

Aug 27, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

almond croissants?

The almond croissants at Marquette on Fulton Street and Portland in Fort Greene are absolutely delicious. I often get asked about these. They are so good! Feel like you're in France Also the chocolate croissants are nice and decadent too. Beautiful rich flavors for a nice treat in the morning or anytime.

Aug 25, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

LA Hound Movin to 110th and 5th

El Paso Taqueria on 104th and Lex for the best Mexican in the city!!! Refreshing creamy horchata. Great spicy guacamole. Perfectly flavored tortilla soup. The enchiladas with green chile sauce are superb. Veggie burritos are a hit. Great authentic huevos rancheros. The tamales and chicken tacos are wonderful. And how many places in the city can you get perfect chilaquiles? The only caveat is if you don't like cheese. Many of the dishes are very cheesy. But if like me, you love cheese, you'll dig this place. Best part? This place is really cheap!
Ginger is great if you want to be healthy. Not greasy chinese food but you don't feel like you're deprived either. You can definitely taste the flavors.
I second La Fonda Boricua. Good value, good food, and a nice neighborhood spot. They sometimes have a plena band at night.
Also, Amy's Ruth's on 116th has some of the best sould food in the city.
And don't forget Patsy's on 116th and 1st avenue. You'll know why Frank Sinatra used to get these pies shipped to him.

Aug 25, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

South American on Upper East Side? Nina's, Gauchas, or Zebu?

Has anyone been to any of these places recently? How are the food, prices, authenticity, and drink list? Dying for some good empanadas or Brazilian shrimp dishes like bobo de camarao. Thanks! What are the service and atmosphere like? Meeting an old friend around that neighborhood, and have heard good things about the east 90s.

Aug 01, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Out of Towners who used to live in Italy want some good Italian food. Suggestions?

My cousin is visiting NYC. She used to live in Italy, and is craving some good Italian food. Any great places with decent prices? Anywhere? Thanks!

Jul 27, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Suenos or Centrico?

Which has better food and atmosphere? Did anyone go for RW? I heard they extended it until Labor Day. Looking for great authentic but innovative food. A trendy but not touristy atmosphere. And a good value.

Jul 26, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Best Mexican food in NYC

El Paso Taqueria on Lex and 104th is excellent. Great horchata, tortilla soup, chilaquiles, burritos, tacos, and enchiladas. And cheap!

Jul 26, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Where Can I find Horchata?

Go to El Paso Taqueria on 103rd and lex. They also have another branch on 97th street. It's Mexcian, but fantastic and cheap too. I have brought many a skeptcal friend there, and they all rave about the horchata.

Jul 25, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Best French in Brooklyn? A Smith St-Fort Greene Competition?

Where do you think the best French place is in all of Brooklyn? Best food? Best atmoshphere? best deals?

Jul 24, 2006
gaucho25 in Outer Boroughs

Cheap and Good Crabmeat?

Where is the freshet jumbo crabmeat and.or other seafood speacilities in NY? That hopefully won't break the bank?

Jul 24, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Looking for place that serves good mussels

Chez Oskar in Fort Greene has great mussels. And on Tuesday nights, it's all you can eat mussels with frites. Get the mustard kind, and ask for extra bread to soak up the broth.

Jul 24, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

Good Latin American cuisine for Wanderlust friend

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One of my friends is coming into town. She's been all over-Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, the DR, and Bolivia. I havent seen her in ages and would like to surprise her with some great Latin American food, can be a combination or a regional cuisine from any of the countries above.... But, I also want a nice atmosphere and somplace not too expensive. Someplace festive but also good for talking. Any recommendations?

Jul 18, 2006
gaucho25 in Manhattan

chow experiences in Fort Greene

Oh I miss the Cambodian place!
On another note,I think chez Oskar has some awesome mussels! Especially on the Tuesday night all you can eat. I also think it's a better value than LouLou for price and quality.
Cafe Lafayette I was a bit disappointed in. My chicken was very dry and the service wasn't very good, but it can't get worse than Pequena. Inedible.
Maggie Brown's is pretty good, and yes overpriced. But you get a lot of food and desserts are great.

Jul 18, 2006
gaucho25 in Outer Boroughs