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Sunday night dinner in Tokyo

We will be in Tokyo in May and I'm starting to put together my restaurant reservations. I'm having a hard time finding restos open on Sunday eve. We are staying in Shinjuku - so we'd like the spot to be fairly close - to medium close. We are looking for Japanese cuisine of any kind - expensive or reasonable - doesn't matter as long as the food is good.
So far I've booked Yasuda and Nodaiwa for dinners on other evenings.

Nov 26, 2013
jrabbit2727 in Japan

Amaya or Quinlon in London?

Is one dressier than the other? Can a woman get away with funky jeans and a blazer at either or is the dress more formal?

Jun 02, 2013
jrabbit2727 in U.K./Ireland

Amaya or Quinlon in London?

Need help choosing between these two restos for a Sunday night dinner for two. Is one better than the other? What are the major differences? It's just two of us, so a place that requires lots of sharing and small dishes probably isn't ideal as there is only so much we can order.
Opinions?

Jun 02, 2013
jrabbit2727 in U.K./Ireland

Avec Bistro and Divino?

Been to both and like them both. Divino is more dark and atmospheric, like a funky night out. Avec is a more casual bistro feeling. Food at both are good. Service at Avec is fantastic! Divino is staffed by kids that don't always know their food or wine.
Just depends what kind of ambiance you are in the mood for.

Sep 07, 2012
jrabbit2727 in Prairie Provinces

restaurant near Directors Guild Theatre

Love Bernadin...but as I said we are running between events all day and don't want to have to be that dressed up at lectures etc. The Modern is a great idea....have had some great meals there. Perhaps we could even eat at the bar. I assume the food is just as good albeit different?
And Marea - good suggestion. Will check out their menu. Thanks!

Sep 07, 2012
jrabbit2727 in Manhattan

restaurant near Directors Guild Theatre

I will be coming to the New Yorker Festival at the start of October and have a window of about 3 hours to grab a fabulous dinner on the Saturday night in between events. Would like something within walking distance from the Director's Guild Theatre.
Price is no object, but don't want my husband to have to wear a jacket. More chic than formal.
Would like this to be a special upscale foodie kind of dinner.
Suggestions?

Sep 06, 2012
jrabbit2727 in Manhattan

Monki and Downtown Food YYC

Has anyone been to either place? If so....thoughts?

Aug 16, 2012
jrabbit2727 in Prairie Provinces

Anejo Calgary

Is it going to be real Mexican or Tex/Mex?

Aug 16, 2012
jrabbit2727 in Prairie Provinces

Advice - dairy allergy special dinner in London

Thanks...was thinking of doing the same for Rorganic...but would you say Viajante is better for a tasting menu experience?

Feb 27, 2012
jrabbit2727 in U.K./Ireland

Advice - dairy allergy special dinner in London

Will be travelling to London in May and am looking for recos for an upscale special dinner for my birthday. Price and location is not a worry. Have looked through the many Michelin star restos and it seems that many of them are dairy heavy and organ mean heavy which I'm not a huge fan of either.

So...looking for a special evening where dairy does not factor as strongly or a place with a chef willing to make changes and accommodate.

I had looked at Rasoi as the menu appealed - like that it wasn't the same old things that you get at most other starred restos - but then I read some not so glowing reviews and was scarred off.

Suggestions?

Feb 27, 2012
jrabbit2727 in U.K./Ireland

lunch near the Art Car Museum

Just went to the Stella Sola website and it says they only do dinner. Is that a mistake? We are going to Indika for dinner of Friday....one of my favs!

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Indika
516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Stella Sola
1001 Studewood, Houston, TX 77008

Nov 23, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Houston

lunch near the Art Car Museum

Oops....should have mentioned our specifics. We are a foodie crowd looking for someplace nice with amazing food where we can also get a great bottle of wine. Price is not an option.....but good atmosphere and good food is a must.

Does that help?

Nov 22, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Houston

lunch near the Art Car Museum

Will be visiting the Art Car Museum on a Sunday and wondering if there is a decent spot for lunch nearby.

If not, we will be at the Station Museum in the afternoon, so somewhere near there would also work.

Nov 21, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Houston

Mole sauce in Calgary

What supermarket can I find it in? I generally go to the Co-Op on 10th street. Can I find it there do you think? Will also try Salsita...but would be great to get it closer to home.

Nov 07, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Prairie Provinces

Mole sauce in Calgary

Does anyone know of a place I can get decent prepared Mole sauce in Calgary?

Nov 06, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Prairie Provinces

Sunday Brunch with reservations for a group of 10

Lincoln won't be brunchy enough for my crowd and while Landmarc looks good....I don't want to have to go all the way down to Tribecca.
Is there anything closer to midtown that you can recommend?

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Landmarc
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Jun 23, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Manhattan

Sunday Brunch with reservations for a group of 10

Any suggestions close to midtown where a large group ranging from ages 23 to 65 can go for a good brunch with LOTS of food options? We can't chance just showing up and waiting around somewhere ...so we need to be able to make reservations.

Jun 23, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Manhattan

Looking for a restaurant near Rockefeller Centre for dinner

It's not really about a late time...more about I don't want to have to commit to a time at all. Most likely we'll want to go around 7 or eight depending on what time we setlle into our hotel.

Bar Room might be a good idea. Been to the dining room but never the bar room. Is it just tapas or does it have a full menu?

Jun 19, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Manhattan

Looking for a restaurant near Rockefeller Centre for dinner

Arriving in NYC on a Wednesday night and are staying near Rockefeller Centre. We have no idea what time we will be ready to go for dinner, so are looking for somewhere that can take us without a reservation.

However, we would still like it to be a stellar dinner! Not all that price concerned...just want it to be a great meal.

We are dining at Le Bernadin the following evening, so probably something other than a strict fish/seafood restaurant would work.

Jun 19, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Manhattan

Parkhill spots

We are moving to Parkhill in a month and are looking for good local spots. The Mission highlights we've been to....Mercatto, Vin etc. but we are hoping for some other recommendations.

Fancy, cheap, ethnic...doesn't matter as long as the food is good.

Jun 19, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Prairie Provinces

Reporting back on Houston trip

Had a lovely 2 day stay in Houston before jetting off to Austin for the weekend. In fact, I think I had two of the best meals I've had in a long time....and I just got back from San Fran!!

First night we went to Reef. I'm a HUGE fish/seafood fan and I've had some of the best around the world...but I have to say that Reef lived up to the best and was FAR less expensive than the other top places I've been to.

I started with a lovely grilled shrimp salad and my husband had oysters. Both appps were really fresh and the shrimp were perfectly seasoned. For mains...I had the scallops with sweet potato mash and greens and my husband had the grouper in jus. The scallops were so beautifully done on the grill that they had a carmalization on the outside that was unlike anything I'd had before. But the grouper was by far the standout. Could smell the mellowness of the jus as it was coming to the table and the taste went beyond all expectations! Add to this the cool yet casual ambiance of the place and it was truly an amazing meal. SO much on the menu I wanted to try...will be back for sure.

Second night we went to Indika. I LOVE modern Indian food and again have been to some of the best places around the world. This was phenomenal!! Started out with the Kale and blueberry salad which was made perfectly tart by a lime dressing. My husband had the goat brain appetizer which was really unique and delicate and had lovely spicing to it. Entree was Red Snapper with the Almond/Cliantro curry - and I would have licked the plate if no one was looking - it was THAT good. And my husband had the lamb two ways which was tender and with a good amount of flavour. Again....the cool yet casual vibe topped off the dinner and made this one a must try again resto.

Finally....thank you again for the help re where to go near the MFAH....I ended up at Prego as some of you suggested and had a lovely grilled chicken salad and some wine and was perfectly happy. Fresh ingredients....good service....comfortable to eat alone....no one rushed me....and was nice to walk around the area following.

So...my first time to Houston...and I can honestly say that I had a very unexpected but VERY positive foodie experience!!!

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Indika
516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Prego's
2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005

May 09, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Houston

Complicated dinner for 9 on a Friday night

Good to know re Balthazar.....thanks for that. I'm thinking $80 per person before tax and tip.

Any other suggetions? Maybe something more bistro-like? Balthazar without the noise?

Apr 22, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Manhattan

Complicated dinner for 9 on a Friday night

Here's what I'm considering so far...Balthazar, Scarpetta, Craft.

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Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Apr 22, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Manhattan

Complicated dinner for 9 on a Friday night

Ok - so let's say $80 per person.....as I said....it's a birthday dinner so even those with a tighter budget will be willing to splurge.

Apr 22, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Manhattan

Complicated dinner for 9 on a Friday night

Good question. but rather than per person...let's just say that I don't want a place were the mains are over $35.

Apr 22, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Manhattan

Complicated dinner for 9 on a Friday night

Need a recommendation for a dinner spot for 9 people of all different types.

Ages from 23 to 65. Some veggies (eat fish but no meat)...others very carniverous. Some real foodies....some with fat wallets....some with more modest tastes and budgets.

This is a birthday celebration - so we want it to be special, a little fancy and with amazing food for everyone.

We are all located midtown but could go anywhere...but preferably not too far.

Suggestions?

Apr 22, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Manhattan

Looking for lunch spot near the Museum of Fine Arts

The Village restaurants interest me more than the close ones...and I don't mind taking a cab. So....which should I choose? Prego or Cafe Rabelais? Is one better for lunch than the other?

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Prego's
2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005

Apr 21, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Houston

Looking for lunch spot near the Museum of Fine Arts

Wow....thanks. I didn't know that. Good suggestion. Having just come back from Mexico City I'm used to taking cabbie's numbers to call....so this will work just fine.

Apr 20, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Houston

Reco for Friday night dinner for visitor to Austin

Great info.....thanks heyzwus212. I have an 8 pm reservation at Parkside and I will report back!

Apr 20, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Austin

Looking for lunch spot near the Museum of Fine Arts

Thank you to both DoobieWah and jscarbor.....I was starting to think no one was going to answer! OK.....a short cab ride it is! And both Prego and Cafe Rebelais look terrific! Are they close to one another? Can I just pick between them on the day of? And no reservations needed, yes? Also.....can I easily hail a cab outside of the MFA or do I need to call one?

DoobieWah.....the MFA has a travelling exhibition from the National Gallery of Art in Washionton of Impressionist and Post Impressionist Art. Timed exhibit so you need to buy tickets in advance. Looking forward to it!

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Prego's
2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005

Apr 20, 2011
jrabbit2727 in Houston