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lunch near Louis Armstrong house

Thanks, Alan. Perfect tip for us. My apology to all for posting on the wrong board.

Apr 09, 2013
jazzcat in Outer Boroughs

lunch near Louis Armstrong house

Does anyone have a recommendation for lunch near Lewis Armstrong house, 34-56 107th St, Corona, NY? We're pretty flexible on type of cuisine depending on what's nearby. If there's a soup, salad, sandwich type place, that works for sure. Beer and wine availability a plus, but not essential. Thanks.

Apr 09, 2013
jazzcat in Outer Boroughs

help with midtown and jazz clubs vicinity meals

Thanks, Pan! All great tips. Yes, Sichuan food works for us, so I'll consider that tip as well. I'm about to look through Kathryn's links. I'll post again if I have more questions.

Mar 24, 2013
jazzcat in Manhattan

help with midtown and jazz clubs vicinity meals

Kathryn,

Thanks very much for your detailed reply. I'll check out these links and let you know if have have any additional questions. I'll take your advise and make any reservations soon. As far as museums, our itinerary isn't fully set, but it does appear we'll visit the Frick and Met. As far as clarifying my "dislike of small rooms" comment, I was only trying to suggest a general preference for larger, open spaces as opposed to spaces that are small, dark, and cramped with small tables. However, that's not a primary concern if the food, atmosphere and service are good. I take your point that we will encounter small rooms given that we're in Manhattan, and that's fine.

Mar 23, 2013
jazzcat in Manhattan

help with midtown and jazz clubs vicinity meals

My wife and I will be traveling from our home in St. Paul MN to Manhattan in a couple of weeks. I am a jazz musician; we'll be going to 1 or 2 jazz clubs per night. During the day we plan to visit some museums as well as the ground zero area. We'll be staying on 44th, between 5th and 6th. We could eat dinner in midtown before hitting the clubs, or we could eat near the clubs. Looking for lunch and dinner recommendations in midtown as well as near the jazz clubs we know we'll be visiting....... Jazz Standard, Iridium, Village Vanguard, Small's and Smoke. In addition, lunch recs near ground zero, the Frick Museum and Met museum would be appreciated. Also, best place for pastries, juice and tea for breakfast near our hotel. Also, I'm into the craft beer scene, so please advise of bars with excellent tap beer selection near midtown and the w. village.
For meals, we're not into expensive fancy places, complicated menus, small rooms. We like french and american bistros, greek, tapas, gastropubs, italian (simpler pasta places as opposed to fancy)....... an example of a favorite dinner would be salad, simply prepared fish with vegetable, fruit tart for dessert. Our general price point for dinner entrees is $17-27. For lunches, soup, salad, sandwich places suit us well. We would like the option of beer and wine for lunch and dinner (cocktails not necessary).
When we visited a few years ago, we stayed on 46th near 9th Ave. To give you an idea of places that worked for us, hear are some chowhound recommended restaurants that we enjoyed on that trip. We're open to repeating some of these........ West Bank Cafe, Marseille (going back for sure), La Bonne Soupe, Uncle Nick's.
Thanks!

Mar 22, 2013
jazzcat in Manhattan

help with restaurants near Palmer House

good to know. thanks again.

Jul 24, 2010
jazzcat in Chicago Area

help with restaurants near Palmer House

nsxtasy, Thanks so much for your helpful reply! We'll look at some websites and menus and make our decisions from there. If i have any further questions, I'll post again.

Jul 24, 2010
jazzcat in Chicago Area

help with restaurants near Palmer House

Coming to Chicago for the labor day jazz fest. When we came for same in 2008, my chowhound board research and your replies to my post suggested the following restaurants (among others) within close walking distance of our hotel.
Atwood Cafe, Trattoria 10, Rhapsody, Park Grill, The Gage, Russian Tea time
We had dinner at Atwood and Park Grill in 2008. Both excellent overall experiences. Slight preference for the Park Grill. Although we're comfortable with the option of re-visiting those restaurants, I'm wondering what you'd recommend from the list found above or additional suggestions in the event we'd like to try some different restaurants. We'll be in town for 3 dinners. Lunches will be informal or grab and go. I've read many recs for Pizzano's nearby, so we'll keep that in mind if we're in the mood for a pizza lunch or late night snack. I'd also appreciate your tips for best Chicago dog and italian beef if available in our vicinity. Due to our busy schedule, please limit your suggestions to close proximity of hotel/art institute/jazz fest. As to preferred price point for dinner for 2, I'd say approximately $120-$150 including 2 drinks each (or bottle of wine) and tip (if that's possible). We're open to many different cuisines, although we're not interested in expensive fine dining options. Contemporary American with good seafood choices tends to work well for us, but no need to limit your suggestions to that style. Lastly, I enjoy excellent micro/craft beers, so restaurant or pub suggestions with selections beyond the typical Bud/Miller/Heineken fare will be appreciated. Above average wine by the glass list, not too over-priced, also a plus. Thanks!

Jul 23, 2010
jazzcat in Chicago Area

trip to Italy

traveling to Milan (1 night), Cernobbio (2 nights) and Lake Como area, Verona (1 night) and Venice (3 nights) during the first week in August. looking for suggestions for reasonably-priced, regional cuisine for lunches and dinners. will also be interested in wine choices, particularly red. we won't have a car. thanks for any tips you have for us.

Jun 21, 2009
jazzcat in Italy

best restaurants in or near Viroqua WI

will be in Viroqua for a 2 night stay this week. anyone have any knowledge of the dining scene?I'm aware that it's a small town so there may not be much to write about, but will appreciate any input, including the surrounding area (say within 20 miles or so) if any readers are familiar. thanks.

lunch in or near La Crosse WI

thanks 4maxwelz. great tips. will make note.

lunch in or near La Crosse WI

My family of 5 (3 teenagers) will be traveling from St. Paul to Viroqua WI next week. Our timetable puts us in LaCrosse for lunch on our way down, and likely again on our return. Would like healthy soup and sandwich type options. Home cookin' family restaurant/diner, hamburger/malt, or any other suggestion might work. Avoid fancy or expensive given the kids. Sit down/table service preferred. We wouldn't have to eat in LaCrosse if there are options you particularly like in the surrounding area. Any suggestions appreciated. I really don't want to resort to Subway! :) Thanks.

La Crosse WI Trip for Octoberfest

This is not necessarily related to the original post, but I couldn't figure out how to begin a new topic. At any rate, hoping that someone with LaCrosse knowledge will weigh in. Driving from MPLS to Veroqua, WI on Thursday, 10/16. Our timing will put us in need of lunch in LaCrosse or thereabouts. We have 3 teenagers. Looking for healthy soup/sandwich type spot or general good home cookin', maybe a diner or burger/malt place might work. Nothin' fancy or expensive given the kids, but please save us from Subway and the like. Thoughts?

report on recent visit

Thanks Chicago hounds for some great rec's. We are just back from a weekend in the windy city. We requested rec's near the Palmer House Hilton. We had dinners at The Atwood cafe and the Park Grill. Both were excellent. Service and atmosphere were a toss up. but I thought the Park Grill edged out the Atwood when it came to the food.

May 05, 2008
jazzcat in Chicago Area

2 dinners, 1 lunch

staying at palmer house on upcoming weekend. eve's we'll be at green mill for jazz. hounds have suggested marigold and silver seafood near green mill........ atwood cafe, trattoria 10, russian tea time, the gage, cuatro, park grill, exchequer near hotel. after looking at websites, so far, i'm thinking atwood for one of the dinners. what do you like for 2nd dinner choice? how about lunch? custom house seems a little expensive for our budget (roughly $50 pp for dinner). thanks.

Apr 28, 2008
jazzcat in Chicago Area

report on our recent visit

Thanks to all you NYC hounds who helped us find some excellent dining options on our recent visit. Here are some of our impressions.
Marseille: excellent food. went twice, one dinner, one late night snack. especially enjoyed the soup (pistou) and Leffe brown beer on tap. scallops and short ribs were good choices.
worst service of the trip, however, when we were asked if we would like to see desert menus before our entree order was taken.
Cafe Zabarsky: enjoyed our lunch before met museum. killer deserts, as promised.
Park Ave Bistro: dinner. very nice setting, service and food.
Met museum basement cafeteria: lunch while visiting museum. hated the crowded basement setting and the disorganized method of ordering and paying for food. however, the food was better than average, and the prices were fairly reasonable. If you don't need to go here, I'd recommend heading to cafe zabarsky just up the street for a much more pleasant experience.
West bank cafe: dinner. this was my favorite. food, ambience, wine and service all top notch. don't miss the scallops or the butterscotch toffee parfait!
Burger Shoppe: lunch before ferry. solid burger/beer. nothing great, but nice setting upstairs with table service. hop obama beer on tap was excellent. just right for our purposes.
Josephine's: dinner before met opera. i'd rank this a step down from marseille, w. bank cafe and park ave bistro, but it wasn't bad. bustling setting and service were fine. taste of food wasn't anything special. i had a goat cheese ravioli special that didn't really work. overall, however, this was a solid rec for our budget and evening plans.
Sangam: lunch. i'm not knowledgible as regards indian food, but this little storefront had gotten a rave review on chowhound, so we gave it a try. excellent prices, small menu. a few tables. excellent service/nice owners. salad was great with lots of very fresh chopped veggies (only $3). chix biryani was fine, but didn't knock me out. But, again, I'm not qualified to compare it to other indian restaurant experiences.
Alta: dinner. Fun, loud date night atmosphere. service was solid. food was above average, but didn't wow me. however, don't miss the brussel sprouts. spinach salad was 2nd best thing we ordered.
Kee's chocolate: expensive at $2 per, but the pistachio was pretty darn tasty.
La Bonne Soupe: very nice lunch spot. busy. quiche, soup and salad.
Pam's real Thai: enjoyed the food. shrimp pad thai was our favorite dish.
Uncle nick's: lunch. excellent greek food. do not miss the chicken soup or greek salad. lamb kabob and shrimp kabob were also very good.

Apr 28, 2008
jazzcat in Manhattan

breakfast, lunch and dinner near palmer house hilton

thanks nsxtasy!

Apr 15, 2008
jazzcat in Chicago Area

breakfast, lunch and dinner near palmer house hilton

ok. thanks, masha. i've made note of your rec's and will see if i can take a look at some menus on the web.

Apr 14, 2008
jazzcat in Chicago Area

breakfast, lunch and dinner near palmer house hilton

thanks hounds! took a look at the menus of silver's seafood and marigold, and i think we would very much enjoy both of those suggestions. they are located near the green mill, correct? closer to the hotel, the recommended chowhound posts suggest atwood cafe as one good choice. agreed? also, does pizanos offer pizza by the slice? do you know how late they're open on Fri and Sat eves? What restaurants other than Atwood cafe would you recommend for lunch or dinner near our hotel? also, do you like the restaurant located in the hotel? thanks.

Apr 13, 2008
jazzcat in Chicago Area

breakfast, lunch and dinner near palmer house hilton

will be visiting the first weekend in May to hear some great jazz. staying @ palmer house hilton. what do you recommend within walking distance? budget roughly $15 pp lunch, $50 pp dinner. would like wine/beer option with dinner. we're open to a wide variety of cuisines, except very spicy or highly unusual/exotic. one of the jazz clubs we'll be frequenting is the green mill, so if you particularly like some dinner options near that club, please suggest as well. for breakfast, we'd be happy with grab and sit option with tea, pastry, cereal, juice, bagel, etc. no desire for bacon and eggs or anything too heavy. also, may need late night option near hotel after clubs close. pizza, burger, hot dog, sandwich or something like that. thanks!

Apr 09, 2008
jazzcat in Chicago Area

dinner near Birdland or Iridium

going to 5:15 set at Birdland and 8:30 set at Iridium Friday night and would like to have 6:45 dinner in between. budget $50 pp before tax and tip. restaurant should take reservations and serve wine. so far on this trip we've been to Marseille, West Bank cafe, Park Ave Bistro and Josephina's, We've been pleased with all of those Chowhound rec's. My personal fave so far has been West Bank cafe. Alta tonight. Thanks!

Apr 03, 2008
jazzcat in Manhattan

need lunch rec soon!

thank you both. this is great news to us since we can start out in the museum, pause for lunch and continue. thanks.

Apr 01, 2008
jazzcat in Manhattan

need lunch rec soon!

can you recommend a lunch spot within walking distance of Met Museum? We went to Cafe Zabarsky yesterday, which we enjoyed, but would rather not repeat that experience. We'd love a fairly efficient place that might get us in and out in 45 min or so. budget: roughly $15 pp before tax and tip.

Apr 01, 2008
jazzcat in Manhattan

any tolerable food in La Guardia?

Thanks everyone, for pointing out the best of the not much good (as suspected). As it turns out, we have an early dinner res in Manhattan (Sunday), so we'll hopefully snack our way toward that and skip the airport lunch altogether.

Mar 29, 2008
jazzcat in Outer Boroughs

dinner near jazz standard sun eve

RGR,
Thanks so much for your informative, organized suggestions. It was great to click easily on the website/menus. Due to the many recommendations for Marseille found on this board, we've decided to have our first meal in town there (sunday eve). We'll be in town for a week, so I'll be seeking hound's help in upcoming days. I've noted your other recommendations for future meal possibilities. Thanks so much!

Mar 29, 2008
jazzcat in Manhattan

dinner near jazz standard sun eve

any recommendations within walking distance of jazz standard? we'll need to dine early, maybe 5:30 to make it to the jazz club by 7pm. alternatively, we could eat near our hotel and then travel to the club. we're staying on 46th near 9th av. our budget is roughly $50 pp... recommended restaurant should serve beer/wine. Pleasant, date night atmosphere preferred, but not required. Open to many types of food, except very spicy or strange/exotic/unusual.

Mar 29, 2008
jazzcat in Manhattan

any tolerable food in La Guardia?

No. Sorry. Thanks for the thought, though, as I'm sure you could help me out from there. We're landing at 2 pm and need to grab an immediate late lunch and get to Manhattan asap.

Mar 27, 2008
jazzcat in Outer Boroughs

Beer

Also, how's the food at Blind Tiger Ale House and Gingerman? Avoid or acceptable pub fare?

Mar 27, 2008
jazzcat in Manhattan

Beer

Thanks! George Keeley's draft beer selection sounds great. I think I'll be close to that neighborhood at some point, so I'm going to try to stop by. How's the food? At least acceptable?

Mar 27, 2008
jazzcat in Manhattan

any tolerable food in La Guardia?

Due to the timing issues of our upcoming visit, it appears we'll need to grab some lunch at the airport. I know that such places are not known for their cuisine, but are you aware of some options that are better than others? Soup/sandwich/salad type of place suits us, or burrito, or middle eastern, or ????? Thanks.

Mar 27, 2008
jazzcat in Outer Boroughs