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Bloor West Village - Open Sunday?

We like Bloom but it is closed Sunday. Any alternatives? Open to most types of cuisine. Kid-friendly options are welcome, too, but no chains, please. Thanks!

UWS w/kids - refining list

Quick question on Red Farm: Best menu items, for kids and adults? I've looked it over and while I'm happy to try most of it, I'd like to pick a winner for my daughter...and myself! (We love shrimp FYI)
This thread has been so great, advice is truly appreciated

Feb 24, 2015
BouquetGarni in Manhattan

UWS w/kids - refining list

Parm looks good but the website suggests a limited "eat in" experience. Perhaps I'm wrong...?
RedFarm looks fantastic but I wonder how willing they are to adjust for kid taste? I'd say my daughter is likely to try much of their menu, but you never know...my other concern is no rez, which is less appealing with kids

Does Mermaid Inn suck? I see raves on Open Table, but "dingy" is definitely not my thing!

Feb 23, 2015
BouquetGarni in Manhattan

UWS w/kids - refining list

Thank you all for suggestions. Is 630 on a Friday eve early enough for Mermaid Inn to beat the crowd?

Feb 23, 2015
BouquetGarni in Manhattan

UWS w/kids - refining list

Yup :) Our goal is to have several choices on the UWS, with good food, kid friendly, and nice atmosphere (a few take away options would be handy, too). It looks like Sugar & Plumm is decent for breakfast, Fairway is very close but reviews seem mixed.

Is Salumeria Rosi good for a later evening dinner/small plate? We have a relative flying in, will likely arrive 8-9pm..I was going to take her for light dinner/drinks, close to Beacon? (This is 2 adults on this occasion)

Thank you!

Feb 23, 2015
BouquetGarni in Manhattan

UWS w/kids - refining list

Thank you! Salumeria Rosi told us they are happy to accomodate kids, but I don't want to annoy other diners expecting a child-free environment. Is the food at Polpette among the better on this list? Thanks again

Feb 23, 2015
BouquetGarni in Manhattan

UWS w/kids - refining list

We will be based on the UWS with a 5 year old next month. I have searched this board for suggestions, and hoping to narrow it down:

Mermaid Inn
Kefi
Nice Matin
Sugar and Plumm
Alice Tea Cup
Isabella's
Salumeria Rosi?

The criteria is: A varied menu that foodie adults and kids can enjoy, and service that is efficient. A nice atmosphere would be a bonus.

I am also wondering about the Fairway Cafe - is it good enough to pop in for breakfast or a snack? Is Citarella better for that?

Thank you!

Feb 23, 2015
BouquetGarni in Manhattan

Recette or Annisa?

We are coming in March, have been to NYC many times but not in last 5 years. I am looking for a spot for hubby and I to have dinner. I have pretty much decided on Batard for one night, but am torn between these two for the other...

We love food and great restaurants, and I have a soft spot for under the radar gems. Thank you!

Jan 05, 2015
BouquetGarni in Manhattan

Palm Springs Weekend

I am really glad this NEW Palm Springs discussion got started. I am going to Palm Springs next month. I have been several times, but am always looking for best dining spots. Currently, I am torn between Cuistot, Miro, and Catalan. Any thoughts? We'd love outdoor dining if possible, but we are primarily focused on great food.

Feb 27, 2014
BouquetGarni in California

Borgo - selling menswear?

I stepped into Borgo last night to check on the wait time, and I noticed a glass cabinet with shirts and ties in the entrance, right next to the bench where people wait for a table. Looked a bit odd. I couldn't tell - were the items for sale, or is it some kind of silent auction for charity? I really, really hope it's the latter.

Bistro Rouge - YYC

Has anyone been? I am curious to try it, but am sometimes reluctant to try a restaurant that just opened... thanks.

Palm Springs - restaurant decision

Going down to Palm Desert soon; been several times, and am joining folks who spend several months a year there. We are familiar with several places, but are currently comparing:
Johannes v. The Workshop Kitchen and Bar

Good food is the top priority. Atmosphere and service are next on the list. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

Mar 14, 2013
BouquetGarni in California

Palm Springs Area: Any Chow-worthy places???

What do people think of Workshop Kitchen and Bar?

Mar 14, 2013
BouquetGarni in California