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Need a recommendation for a 44th wedding anniversary dinner for my husband and I tonight in Westport or nearby towns.

Thanks, looks good.

Jun 21, 2013
jshap in Southern New England

Need a recommendation for a 44th wedding anniversary dinner for my husband and I tonight in Westport or nearby towns.

Seafood is our first choice and Italian 2nd or anything else very good.
Anybody?

Jun 21, 2013
jshap in Southern New England

Coffee an' donuts--Westport

I live in Westport less than a mile from Coffee An'. Needless to say I have had to learn to go there only for special treats. I happened to read your post a few days before one of those long awaited treats was due. I agree with you that the quality is slightly off or was at that time. I don't know if I would have realized it if I hadn't seen your post first. I will have to force myself to try again soon and see what I think. I will keep you informed.

Rehearsal dinner in Stamford

Thanks everybody for all your suggestions. La Villa is very close to where I live and that would be cool. We are still trying to find a place in Stamford so it would be within walking distance of the Marriott Courtyard. I agree with gillyweed that g/r/a/n/d is too barlike for our needs--we went to check it out on Saturday and the people were very nice though.

Rehearsal dinner in Stamford

My son is getting married October 25th and we are having the reception at Bank Street Events. The ceremony will be in Westport prior to the reception. We plan to put all the out of towners at the Marriott Courtyard in Stamford. We need a restaurant to have the rehearsal dinner near to that for approximately 60 people. Any suggestions? The owners of BSE suggested Telluride, Mona Lisa, Republic or Columbia Park. Thanks.

Cherry Street East

I went to CSE Saturday evening for my long awaited burger. It was great. Service was great and we are happy to have CSE back. I just wanted to make sure that after all my questioning and complaining that I checked in with a satisfied report.

Cherry Street East

The other couple chose the restaurant so I can't do anything except avoid the shrimp and chicken and look forward to Gelatissimo. Thanks for your advice.

Cherry Street East

Thanks jfood. I knew I could count on you. While I was waiting for your response, I was reading about your experience at Cava Wine Bar in NC. We are going out to dinner Sat.night with a couple that we don't know very well and they choose the restaurant (CWB) and made the reservation. It sounds like I wish we were going someplace else but one can't insult another by saying they don't want to go. Any advice?

Cherry Street East

jfood: Did I understand you correctly when recently you stated that CSE had reopened?
Did they and have you been there yet and how is it?

Fifty Coins in New Canaan

Thanks jfood. What is 50coins?

Fifty Coins in New Canaan

Attention jfood and WendyBinCT:
"It will be great to have a burger place back in town." Does this mean Cherry Street East is never going to happen? When last we posted it was supposed to be end of January or beginning of February and I have been hating to ask but this seemed liked a good opportunity.

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Update on Cherry St. East Re-Opening

That would be great, but I'm not holding my breath. Why should we trust this announcement any more than the previous five or six? I have lost some of my enthusiasm during this LONG wait.

The Scoolhouse at Canondale and ?for jfood

Thanks for the good spywork. I have a feeling the liquor license is what is holding them up. Mr. Jshap, who is actually Mr. Eshap, thought that perhaps there is a delay because of insurance investigation due to the fire. I hope everything turns out well for them soon. I still like a good burger in the winter and they had other good choices as well. Anytime you have any new info please post.

The Scoolhouse at Canondale and ?for jfood

Thanks all. I got a call from Schoolhouse today and got my desired reservation for this Sat. night. I am looking forward to it. They were not aware that the Open Table site says they are temporarily offline, so it was good that I mentioned it.

The Scoolhouse at Canondale and ?for jfood

I am trying to make a reservation at TSAC and on their message at the restaurant they give a website address that I have tried but can't find. It is something like "schoolhouse18cannondale.com" or is it an email address? The website for the restaurant refers you to Open Table but when you go there is says TSAC is temporarily offline. Does anybody know the secret or do I just have to wait for them to call me back?
So does jfood have any recent news regarding Cherry Street East. I have to tell you I have almost given up. There has to be some reason other than "we just want it to be really perfect" holding them up.

Attn: jfood--When is Cherry Street East opening??

I meant your patience with my question. Mr. and Mrs. jshap are equally as anxious for their return. I must say it is taking FOREVER for them to finish.

Attn: jfood--When is Cherry Street East opening??

Okay, thanks. I appreciate your patience.

Attn: jfood--When is Cherry Street East opening??

Well here I am again wondering if you know the scoop. It better be good when it finally does open.

Cherry Street East

Thanks again jfood, I appreciate your update.

Cherry Street East

I guess jfood is getting tired of this question since he didn't answer me so I thought I would be persistant and ask again. Anything?

Need suggestions for Mon. night in Bethesda area

Thanks everybody...I will check out these options with regard to it being a Monday night and so on. I appreciate everyone's opinions.

Need suggestions for Mon. night in Bethesda area

I need some suggestions for a restaurant that is not overly expensive...entrees up to say $36.00 or less and good service and must be handicapped accessable. Of course the food should be good. Seafood perhaps.

Cherry Street East

Attention jfood: How is Cherry Street East coming along? When last I asked we were hoping for a August opening. Boy, I sure hope it worth the wait.

New Stamford Restaurant?

Does anyone have any very recent reports on the Saltwater Grille? A friend chose it as a place to have dinner Saturday night and I am a bit apprehensive, but I don't want to be a weinie and say "I hear it is really bad."

Mansion Clam House- Westport, CT

Very interesting. Thanks for posting your experience because I thought maybe it was just us. This doesn't bode well and that is a shame when it is a place with so much potential to do a fabulous business with very little effort.

Jul 12, 2007
jshap in Southern New England

Mansion Clam House- Westport, CT

I don't know what you found out about the new owners, but as I understand it, two of the women who were waitresses there for a long time bought it. Our difficulty was with a woman who said:" I wouldn't know if you are old regulars or not because I just bought it in April." We were just very disappointed in how we were treated.

Jul 11, 2007
jshap in Southern New England

Mansion Clam House- Westport, CT

No...we went to Rory's in Darien another one of favorites. I have never even been to Viva Zapata's.

Jul 11, 2007
jshap in Southern New England

Mansion Clam House- Westport, CT

The Mansion Clam House re-opened early summer under new ownership. First visit was O.K . second visit, July 4 weekend was terrible. Had the wrong information on the reservation and flat out told us we were wrong and seemed to think we were a nuisence. No sorry, no have a seat in the bar and no trying to save the customer at all. We were quiet and polite, no hard time, we just assumed they would work it out; they made no attemt to help us so we left and went elsewhere for a lovely evening.
We had been going to the Mansion for over 20 years before they closed last year and were thrilled about having a Westport institiution back.We are no longer thrilled and suggest mangement is going to need all we locals once Labor Day arrives and we are still in town. There are better places for seafood but we had a sentiental attachment and now we have no reason to return.

Jul 09, 2007
jshap in Southern New England

Attn: jfood...WHEN is Cherry Street East re-opening????

Hi jfood...hope all is going well for you. How is it looking up there for Cherry Street? I called information for a number and was given one for a "Cherry Street West". Has the name changed? Are they open yet?

Attn: jfood...WHEN is Cherry Street East re-opening????

jfood, you seem to always have the latest on Cherry Street East. WHEN are they ever going to re-open????
jshap