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Reasonable, non-chain restaurant good for group dinner in Fairfax, Falls Church, Alexandria, or Arlington?

Would second Lebanese Taverna. Anything in the Tysons Galleria would work but they are chains e.g., Wildfire, Legal Seafoods, Maggiano's. Did a group dinner at Alegria in Vienna (Mexican food) and it was fun.

Jul 07, 2012
meigga in Washington DC & Baltimore

Unum

Went there last weekend - really, really good. With a party of 4 and we ordered the lamb (it's huge), short rib pasta, oysters, branzino...everything was great. Servers were friendly and food came out well paced.

Wine list is reasonably priced (we found several great options at $55).

Think it would be the perfect date night spot!

Jul 07, 2012
meigga in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best entree salad in Northern Virginia

Looking for the best entree-sized salad in NoVa - any cuisine okay. Any suggestions in the Tysons Malls, McLean, Falls Church, etc?

Jul 07, 2012
meigga in Washington DC & Baltimore

Bay Area Food Festivals and Events - April, 2012

Anything in May? Will be visiting over Memorial Day weekend.

Apr 29, 2012
meigga in San Francisco Bay Area

Need 2 restaurant picks (Lantern, Glasshalfull, etc.) in the UNC/Chapel Hill area!

fantastic, thanks! the lantern looks amazing

Nov 10, 2011
meigga in Southeast

Need 2 restaurant picks (Lantern, Glasshalfull, etc.) in the UNC/Chapel Hill area!

I'm visiting UNC for a few days and will have the chance to do 2 dinners in the area. Which of the below you would recommend for the best food or most unique experience?

http://pops-durham.com/menus/dinner-m...

http://lanternrestaurant.com/menus.html

http://glasshalfullcarrboro.com/index...

http://www.one-restaurant.com/menu.aspx

http://www.foursquarerestaurant.com/m...

http://www.nanasdurham.com/our-menus/...

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Glasshalfull
106 S Greensboro St, Carrboro, NC 27510

Nov 10, 2011
meigga in Southeast

Happy Hour recommendations needed, Boston & Cambridge

Also in the Charles is Noir - they have a fun happy hour bar menu

May 15, 2011
meigga in Greater Boston Area

$1 Oysters Legal Seafood Outdoors at the Charles Hotel Cambridge

i second rialto - they're offered in the bar only so you don't get sucked in too far. i've been with friends who have eaten over 4 dozen, each...

May 15, 2011
meigga in Greater Boston Area

Green Street Grill, maybe the kitchen was having an off night?

Wow, I was actually just thinking the exact same thing. I've been going quite a bit this spring and have been surprised by how much I like their food (especially the beet salad), but last time I went everything was just off. We had an octopus appetizer that was basically impossible to cut and inedible because it was so chewy, and the mains were salty and just underwhelming. Their cocktails do remain amazing.

May 15, 2011
meigga in Greater Boston Area

ISO Lemon Ricotta Pancakes-Theater District

sarabeth's on central park south
http://www.sarabethscps.com/

Oct 11, 2009
meigga in Manhattan

Four Seasons bar inexpensive lunch prix-fixe?

I've been hearing things about an inexpensive prix-fixe lunch (or maybe just lunch?) at the Four Seasons bar - do people know what the prices are like and whether you need reservations or not? Apologies if this has been mentioned before but I did a few searches and couldn't find anything!

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The Four Seasons
99 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

Jul 02, 2009
meigga in Manhattan

Alma de Cuba versus El Vez on a weeknight

Which one is livelier on a weeknight? I've been to Alma de Cuba and really liked the food and decor - is El Vez similar? What about drinks?

Jun 22, 2009
meigga in Pennsylvania

Your 10 favorite Manhattan restaurants?

Salt
Matsugen
The Modern
Asiate
Ippudo
Sakagura
Dell'Anima
Jewel Bako
Five Points
Kasadela
Aurora

Jun 16, 2009
meigga in Manhattan

Brunch near Lincoln Center?

Bar Americain (Bobby Flay) is not super close but is not a bad walk (152 west 52) and isn't ridiculously crowded. Get the tasting of all the shellfish cocktails.

http://www.baramericain.com/pdf/BRUNC...

Jun 03, 2009
meigga in Manhattan

Basic and healthy / organic dinner recommendations

Awesome, thanks! I'll look into Green Table and Market Table. Agreed about Josie's - it's the only one I've been to (for brunch) and it's not quite what I'm looking for. I'm also considering some vegetarian / vegan places (Pure Food and Wine or Blossom), so thoughts on those would also be appreciated!

Mar 11, 2009
meigga in Manhattan

Basic and healthy / organic dinner recommendations

I'm looking for a restaurant that satisfies any (and hopefully all) of the following criteria:

- Basic food (traditional, comfort, etc)
- Healthy (low carb options, etc)
- Organic
- Local sustainable food
- Farmer / greenmarket focus

for dinner for 2 people. Some options I've been thinking about include:

- Blue Hill
- Josie's
- Five points / cookshop / hundred acres
- Savoy

Would appreciate any comments on any of these places as well as suggestions for other ones.

Mar 11, 2009
meigga in Manhattan

Trendy and high quality Japanese restaurant in London

thanks for all the help! will definitely check out roka, zuma, soseki, etc. also thinking about umu so might end up there.

Feb 10, 2009
meigga in U.K./Ireland

Business Dinner near Times Square

Insieme is right near Times Square and has really nice Italian food (7th ave and 51st street)

Feb 08, 2009
meigga in Manhattan

brunch in Hell's Kitchen

Etcetera Etcetera does really good italian as well as solid brunch food. Staff are really friendly and it's not usually too busy

http://www.etcrestaurant.com/index2.htm

Feb 08, 2009
meigga in Manhattan

Trendy and high quality Japanese restaurant in London

I'm visiting London with my family this week and am looking for a really nice Japanese restaurant for dinner one night. We are big fans of Yauatcha in London, and in New York we really love Matsugen, Jewel Bako, Sakagura and Ippudo. Budget is not a consideration. Any recommendations?

Feb 08, 2009
meigga in U.K./Ireland

Breakfast/dinner around 50th st and 3rd ave

really good and inexpensive thai place, although unfortunately i'm not sure if they're open on weekends. that whole block has a bunch of cute small restaurants

Little Thai Kitchen in New York
231 East 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: 212-644-5353 or
212-644-5383

Nov 12, 2008
meigga in Manhattan

midtown dessert place/cafe/tea house for late night

azya looks absolutely perfect!!! chocolate + wine = my favorites. and great idea on just ordering dessert at a nicer restaurant - i absolutely love the modern and i'm sure we could order dessert at the bar

Nov 12, 2008
meigga in Manhattan

midtown dessert place/cafe/tea house for late night

so i saw that mentioned elsewhere on chowhound but when i looked at yelp it didn't get the greatest reviews. how to reconcile?

Nov 12, 2008
meigga in Manhattan

Really great TOFU?

also Aburiya Kinnosuke has *the* best hand made tofu (and food in general)

Nov 12, 2008
meigga in Manhattan

midtown dessert place/cafe/tea house for late night

looking for a fun dessert place in midtown (20s-60s, ideally between madisonish and 8thish) to meet up with a friend. most of the dessert places that come to mind are either in the wrong location (cafe lalo in upper west, cha-an, max brenner, dessert truck in lower east) or a little boring (pinkberry or red mango in ktown). are there any good dessert places in midtown?! scary that this is new york city and i can't think of any...

interesting dessert thread if you are interested in all dessert places
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/318670

Nov 12, 2008
meigga in Manhattan

Ideas for small work event (wine tasting, chocolate making, etc)

I am planning a work event for 5 people in early December, and we're looking to do something more fun than the traditional dinner. The budget is around $100/person.

A few of my current ideas:
- A wine tasting/food pairing at the Monday Room
- Chocolate making at La Maison du Chocolat

Any other suggestions? Beer tasting? Cooking classes? Cigar places?

Nov 10, 2008
meigga in Manhattan

nice place in soho that is vegetarian friendly?

looking for a nice dinner spot for 4 pple in soho. We were thinking blue ribbon but they don't seem to be that vegtarian-friendly (there is one vegetarian in our group). Thoughts?

Jun 08, 2008
meigga in Manhattan

Best champagne bars nationwide

Best champagne bars nationwide - does anyone have any recommendations? The ones I know of are below:

Bubble Lounge - New York
Pops for Champagne - Chicago
Champagne Bar at the Liberty Hotel - Boston

Apr 11, 2008
meigga in Wine

Upscale Italian Dinner Near the Common

great - thanks so much for the advice!

Feb 23, 2008
meigga in Greater Boston Area

Upscale Italian Dinner Near the Common

sorellina doesn't have any spots until 9:30, but i'd rather have an earlier dinner time - between via matta and teatro, what would you recommend in terms of ambience? my friend had a birthday dinner at teatro and enjoyed it, but would it be okay for 2 people? from its website, the via matta dining area doesn't look that intimate.

Feb 23, 2008
meigga in Greater Boston Area