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Large Format Dinners 2014

We tried the peking duck meal at Decoy last weekend and thought it was fabulous. At $65 per/person its not a casual nights drop in (at least not for me) but it was a huge amount of delicious food.

Sep 05, 2014
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Great Delivery Recommendations in Kensington/Ditmas Park

AM Thai is inconsistent, but when its good it can be really good.

Sep 02, 2014
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Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

We could use some more details here, but Franny's is easily my favorite right there. The new Morgan's BBQ opened yesterday and is just a couple of blocks down Flatbush. Also plenty of choices close by on Vanderbilt including 606 R&D.

Sep 06, 2013
prdct in Outer Boroughs

Sweet 16 ideas

Budget would be helpful here, but I think Otto would be good for a group of 16 year-old girls. What kind of places are you looking for afterwards? Dessert places?

Aug 20, 2013
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Round table for 8-10 people?

We got a round table at Otto for 8 people--not sure if they could fit ten. A number of Chinese restaurants would fit the bill if Chinese works for your group. Shanghai Cafe, for example, is above Canal and has round tables for large parties.

Jun 10, 2013
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Rehearsal dinner for 40 ppl in manhattan in August?

I love the private room at Locanda Verde--we had a party for my grandmother there and both setting and food were perfect.

Jun 07, 2013
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Blue Hill is booked. Destination fine dining outside of NYC?

I'll strongly recommend this option--I love getting to Blue Hill and walking around before it opens and then hitting the bar for dinner as soon as it does.

Jun 07, 2013
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Gwynnett St: New Chef

I had dinner there about 2 days after the chef change. We had a great meal, no notable differences from prior meals. Of course that was so early in the chef change that Clark may not have yet had a chance to change things up.

Jun 03, 2013
prdct in Outer Boroughs

Park Slope Sushi

Taro (also now on Flatbush). Much better than Geido.

May 20, 2013
prdct in Outer Boroughs

What to Order at Sripraphai (Queens)?

I love the crispy watercress salad, the kao soi and the pickled spare ribs. Ask for everything spicy.

May 01, 2013
prdct in Outer Boroughs

Another restuarant by the folks at Al Di La? (Prospect Heights?)

Bar Corvo is the place on Washington. I'm a fan.

Apr 29, 2013
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RESTAURANT FOR A GROUP OF TEENS

If you are willing to go up to $40 pp (which I realize is a big if), I would recommend Otto. The food and atmosphere seem right for this occasion and they are very good with groups.

Jan 30, 2013
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Gift card / certificate for Brooklyn restaurants

Brooklyn Larder is owned by the Franny's folks, so its possible that he GC's could be used at either--I would ask.

Jan 14, 2013
prdct in Outer Boroughs

Gift card / certificate for Brooklyn restaurants

Not sure of your price point, but Franny's is great choice. Also consider Al di La and Applewood.

Jan 08, 2013
prdct in Outer Boroughs

Recs for restaurants with a low corkage fee?

Here is the list from nyccorked:

http://nycorked.wikispaces.com/

Jan 07, 2013
prdct in Manhattan

I walked into DiFara, went right up to the counter, and ordered a slice (without waiting)

I went the day after christmas at about 6pm. No wait to order, our pie took about 1/2 an hour. By far the easiest experience I have ever had there.

Jan 07, 2013
prdct in Outer Boroughs

Round Table for 8 Saturday lunch

my party of 6 was seated at a round table for brunch at Maialino--check to see if it can accomdate 8. Plenty of lunch items on the menu which is one of the reasons its one of my favorite brunches in town.

Sep 10, 2012
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Cooking Classes in Manhattan

I've taken multiple classes at the Astor Center and all have been excellent (and the meal afterwards delicious)

Aug 16, 2012
prdct in Manhattan

Good food in Tribeca?

Marc Forgione is good combo of convivial atmosphere and good food

Aug 15, 2012
prdct in Manhattan

Birthday Dinner -- Fun with Asian Influence

Wong

Aug 15, 2012
prdct in Manhattan

Does anyone know any cool restaurants for teenagers in NYC?

I'll second Otto--I think it has the right vibe for a birthday along with the price point.

Aug 10, 2012
prdct in Manhattan

Group dining suggestions - 16-20 people

Otto might be good for this. I believe their group dining options are all under $60.

Aug 07, 2012
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German going to NY End of August

Craft does not serve lunch as far as I know--only dinner.

Jul 24, 2012
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"Game Changer" restaurants for an NYC trip

Agreed on the Del Posto/Babbo point, espeically now that you can get lunch at Babbo (and reservations are not hard to come by).

Jul 20, 2012
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Crispy Duck?

I love the Yum Crispy Duck at Pam Real Thai.

Jul 03, 2012
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Introductory Liquor class or small servings at affordable prices?

To add to small h's list, we did a tasting of small pours of scotch at North End Grill. The bartender was very knowledgable and helpful.

Jun 21, 2012
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Souffle restaurant in NYC

the souffles are pretty good but everything else I tried at large group meal was mediocre. I've had better souffles in the last year at Minetta Tavern and at the Mark restaurant.

Jun 20, 2012
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Beer Snob Steak Lover and and Italian Food Wine Lover

the Tavern at Grammercy Tavern might work. It certainly has he beer and wine options.

Jun 20, 2012
prdct in Manhattan

Best fish tacos?

I think the fish tacos at the Brooklyn Flea are pretty good. I can't remember the name of the vendor.

Jun 20, 2012
prdct in Outer Boroughs

NYC Restaurants That Grow Their Own Food

And Egg's new sister restaurant Parish Hall. For more info on these see the Outer Boroughs board

Jun 14, 2012
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