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This is not a baby shower

Looking for a rec for a small (4-5 people) luncheon or tea in honor of a mother-to-be (not a shower!). Something at one of the nicer hotels might be the right play, but we want something that is a little more hip and less frilly. Thoughts?

Apr 08, 2014
lorax14 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Football watching/Party of 10/Decent food

Not late! Game is tomorrow, not last night. Thanks for the rec!

Aug 31, 2012
lorax14 in New Orleans

Football watching/Party of 10/Decent food

I'm looking for a rec (preferably but not necessarily in/near the French Quarter) for a good spot to watch a 7pm football game for a big group that wants something better than pub food, or at least wants good pub food. Any recs?

Aug 30, 2012
lorax14 in New Orleans

West End/Dupont with BOSS

Looking for something relatively informal and fit for conversation. Boss is treating and don't want to break the bank.

May 01, 2012
lorax14 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Outdoor/cozy/garden WeHo/Hollywood TONIGHT

Visiting for long w/e with wife. Looking for something outdoors and cozy, any pesc-friendly menu, in Hollywood/west hollywood for tonight. Broad request, but pls give your fave within the criteria. Much tx.

Sep 02, 2011
lorax14 in Los Angeles Area

Pescatarian-friendly, outdoor seating, cheap beer, TONIGHT

For dinner/drinks tonight, meeting the following criteria:

Pescetarian-friendly dinner or bar menu;
Outdoor seating;
Not unreasonably-priced beer;
Dupont/Logan/U St/Foggy Bottom

Jul 15, 2011
lorax14 in Washington DC & Baltimore

DC area diner

What, if any, classic American diners are there in DC (and surrounding)? I know there's "The Diner," but it's not exactly classic.

Mar 23, 2011
lorax14 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Mom and Dad's 40th Anniversary

Also, as a point of comparison, we were thinking about 10 Downing and La Grenouille, but can't get a table for 6 at either on this short notice.

Mar 14, 2010
lorax14 in Manhattan

Mom and Dad's 40th Anniversary

So my sister and I were planning to treat my parents to a celebratory dinner this coming Saturday, 3/20. Our original plans fell through, and now we are scrambling for a new option. Please do not criticize my lack of detail -- I know I can get killed on Chowhound for vagueness, so I'm trying my best to be clear about what matters.

Criteria (from most to least important):

1. Available (if it's on Opentable, that's a good sign -- we're looking for 3/20 at 8 or 8:30)
2. Good energy -- we like to converse, so not too noisy, but we're also not a rowdy group and will benefit from a room with a lot of buzz.
3. Ambiance = simple elegance. They would be fans, for instance, of wooden farm-style tables.
4. Good service -- it's for their anniversary, so hitting the right notes on service will be important.
5. Italian, French or American baseline cuisine. Food should also be slightly inventive (they eat out a lot and will appreciate a classic dish prepared with fresh and familiar ingredients in a novel way) but not "out there." It goes without saying that if you're recommending it, you personally like it.
6. Manhattan (east side preferred) or Brooklyn.
7. Cost is not a huge issue, but I would say we don't want to spend more than $100/pp total (inc. tax/tip/wine) for six people.

Mar 14, 2010
lorax14 in Manhattan

Dinner is the night

None matter -- this is a very flexible group. The entertainment aspect -- coupled with good, well-prepared food -- is the thing.

Jan 29, 2010
lorax14 in Manhattan

Dinner is the night

My sister and I and our spouses are taking our parents out for their 40th anniversary in March. Originally we were going to do dinner and some kind of show, but given some other conflicts on the day we can do it, we're not going to be able to do both. So the thought was to do dinner someplace where a) the meal would last a long time, b) the meal could really serve as the night's entertainment, c) there would POSSIBLY be some entertainment -- live music, perhaps. Suggestions are very welcome.

Jan 28, 2010
lorax14 in Outer Boroughs

Dinner is the night

My sister and I and our spouses are taking our parents out for their 40th anniversary in March. Originally we were going to do dinner and some kind of show, but given some other conflicts on the day we can do it, we're not going to be able to do both. So the thought was to do dinner someplace where a) the meal would last a long time, b) the meal could really serve as the night's entertainment, c) there would POSSIBLY be some entertainment -- live music, perhaps. Suggestions are very welcome.

Jan 28, 2010
lorax14 in Manhattan

Graduation celebration!

Also, I'm not looking for a private room.

Mar 03, 2009
lorax14 in Greater Boston Area

Graduation celebration!

Party of 8.

Mar 03, 2009
lorax14 in Greater Boston Area

Graduation celebration!

I'm looking for suggestions for a place to celebrate my law school graduation (in May) with my out-of-town family. Big group. Something not too "stuffy" with good atmosphere/ambiance. Boston or Cambridge. Wanted to do East Coast Grille but they don't take reservations for Friday nights. Other ideas that might have a similar "feel?"

Mar 03, 2009
lorax14 in Greater Boston Area

Private Dining Rooms

What do people think of Les Zygomates for this? Cool wine bar feel. The other place that comes to mind is Blue Room, which I was just at for a private function and it worked out fairly well.

Aug 14, 2008
lorax14 in Greater Boston Area

Ideas for group of 10-12, not too $$$, maybe something OTHER than tapas?

We've done Sel de la Terre not too long ago, but we do love it.

Other ideas?

Feb 11, 2008
lorax14 in Greater Boston Area

Ideas for group of 10-12, not too $$$, maybe something OTHER than tapas?

Ah - for dinner, midweek.

Feb 11, 2008
lorax14 in Greater Boston Area

Ideas for group of 10-12, not too $$$, maybe something OTHER than tapas?

Location - anywhere in Boston or Cambridge is fine. The mention of tapas because that seems to be the default answer for groups. And forget the $$ - good food for the value is all that matters!

Feb 11, 2008
lorax14 in Greater Boston Area

Ideas for group of 10-12, not too $$$, maybe something OTHER than tapas?

Please recommend.

Feb 11, 2008
lorax14 in Greater Boston Area