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TIBERIAS NY GREAT PIZZA

Keste was delicious last time I went, though that was a while ago. Did they decrease in quality at some point?

Sep 22, 2014
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Restaurant or bar with a view?

Admission to the Met is by donation, so if you want to pay them a dime, you might get a dirty look (though that really shouldn't happen), but they'll let you in.

Sep 22, 2014
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Dinner for a large group (25 people), $100 incl. of tax & tip

When I go there with my girlfriend, we tend to share a couple of appetizers, one small (you have to ask for that) or regular-sized portion of pasta (the pumpkin ravioli are my favorite) and share an order of the duck. If we have dessert, we prefer the creme brulee and pots au creme selection. With more people (4-6), we tend to order a bunch of apps, a couple of portions of the pumpkin ravioli, a portion of the mushroom ravioli, and since my cousin likes spaghetti alla carbonara, if she's with us, she tends to order that. But we still rarely get one secondo per person. And the problem with a prix fixe is that you wouldn't have been able to order all the apps you wanted, most likely.

What was on the prix fixe menu?

Sep 22, 2014
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Incoming tourist want foodie help!! (Original I know) Also- odd advice needed for little special needs girl.

We differ. I can't stand aspartame and find stevia in half the amount of sugar per recipe fine.

Sep 22, 2014
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Incoming tourist want foodie help!! (Original I know) Also- odd advice needed for little special needs girl.

Thanks. Good reads.

Sep 22, 2014
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Resource for Chinatown/ East Village food tour?

I'm not thrilled with Congee Village lately. I find that the best place in Chinatown for Cantonese food is Hong Kong Cafe, and Noodletown (though super-informal) is always reliable. I haven't been to Oriental Garden in some time but assume it's still good.

Sep 22, 2014
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4 ladies in NYC

How much would you like to pay for an everyday meal?

With the caveat that I haven't been for a while and some hounds have said it might have gone downhill a bit, I think you would like the atmosphere at Arturo's, a New York-style coal oven pizzeria that also makes other good items (I've enjoyed eggplant parmigiana, among others). Or if you want super-thin-crust coal oven pizza, but without the choice of good toppings you have at Arturo's, go to Patsy's in East Harlem and order a margherita or, if you want to vary things for a second pizza, fresh mozzarella and no other kinds of pizzas. At Arturo's, there are numerous good pizzas other than margherita (assuming the place is still good), including mushroom and clam (by request, as it isn't on the menu, but it's basically very good clam sauce baked on a pizza instead of with pasta)

Sep 22, 2014
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Where Do Italians Eat in NYC

I haven't been there for quite a while, but I remember they had one spectacular dessert - a budino di castagne - and good carpaccio and carpaccio di tonno. I don't remember any pasta very well, but I probably got one with mushrooms because I like mushrooms. Their pizza was good except the one time there was some problem with their oven and the one they gave us was misshapen (it still tasted pretty good, though).

What have you been liking there?

Sep 22, 2014
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has anyone been to au zataar on ave a?

Mogador is a pleasant enough place for a birthday, if that's what she wants. It wouldn't be my choice, but that's because I usually do a Cantonese banquet for my birthday.

Sep 22, 2014
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Wine merchant with good prices and selection

Astor Wines has good wines under $20 and gives very good service. And the bonus is that you can check at the Wine Warehouse on Broadway and Waverly first and see if they have it, because they're cheaper (the atmosphere there can be a little more hectic, but once you find an employee, they give good service and excellent recommendations, too). Then if they don't have it, Astor Wines is a short walk from there at 4th St. and Lafayette.

Sep 22, 2014
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West 59th st

Has Kashkaval improved in the last couple of years? I gave up on it after having a couple of meals that were just so-so and not nearly as tasty as I was hoping they'd be.

Sep 22, 2014
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W 42nd... lunch?

Dafni is also open for lunch and it's good and dependable, though all things being equal, I'd sooner go to Larb Ubol or, if money were no object (as it's somewhat more), Marseille. Larb Ubol isn't _that_ close, though: It's south of 37 St.

Sep 22, 2014
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Wine Mark up

I fully understand paying for good wine, but I do not understand paying a lot of money for bottled water in New York. It might be different if the tap water were terrible here, or if there were some local mineral water that had a really interesting taste, but I don't know of any, so I submit to you that all that we do when we drink bottled water is participate in damaging the environment while wasting money.

Sep 22, 2014
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Birthday dinner for 2 carnivores under $100 in NY

Under $100 per person is easy. Under $100 for both of you? I agree with Katz's, or go to Mighty Quinn. Or Korean BBQ (I haven't been to Gaonnuri yet but like Madangsui and Don's Bogam). Or, with the caveat that I haven't been there in years (but it received some positive mention on these boards recently), you can see if this menu would be inexpensive enough for you: http://www.buenosairesnyc.com/menu.php

Sep 22, 2014
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Late night pizza parlour...

The 2 runs local after midnight.

Sep 22, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

Incoming tourist want foodie help!! (Original I know) Also- odd advice needed for little special needs girl.

I'm surprised to see you say that many people in California have never had good pizza, if you're including San Francisco in that category. I've had good pizza in several places in SF, though none recently enough to recommend it.

Anyway, the original Patsy's is in Spanish Harlem, and it's generally considered better than the other places named "Patsy's." There are plenty of other good pizzerias in Manhattan in various different styles. Back in the day, sliceny.com used to be a good source of information, but it was bought by Serious Eats, which has a problematic user interface for a search for timely information on New York pizzerias, I find. This list of the top 10 pizzas in New York, from July, 2011, is seriously dated, but we could at least discuss them:

http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives...

On the face of it, I disagree with some of them, then and now (for example, Sal & Carmine's, L&B). I don't know some of these places, and perhaps some are no longer in business.

Sep 21, 2014
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TIBERIAS NY GREAT PIZZA

First post also, so no track record. I hope s/he comes back and makes another comment.

Sep 20, 2014
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Incoming tourist want foodie help!! (Original I know) Also- odd advice needed for little special needs girl.

San Francisco has very good pizza, so I would disagree in this case.

Also, I didn't think of the idea that this might be a guided tour. I don't think a guide is necessary at all.

Sep 20, 2014
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Incoming tourist want foodie help!! (Original I know) Also- odd advice needed for little special needs girl.

No, it's an excellent idea, and I think that this is an excellent time for pizza in Manhattan.

Sep 20, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

TIBERIAS NY GREAT PIZZA

Thanks for the recommendation. What other kosher eateries do you like in Manhattan? I'd be particularly interested in inexpensive to moderate-priced (no more than $65/person or so, including a glass of their lower-end wine, if any, tax and tip) kosher places within a 12-block radius of 84 St. and Broadway.

Sep 20, 2014
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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Getenypure (chestnut puree - with tejszinhabb [schlag], of course), right? Extremely common - and delicious - dessert in Hungary. If you've never seen that anywhere else, that just shows how poor Manhattan is in Hungarian food, nowadays.

Sep 20, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

I totally agree.

Sep 18, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

Thanks. I see their chef used to work at Saigon Grill. Is the food at A La Saigon similar in taste?

Sep 18, 2014
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Favorite wine shop recs?

If there are any bottles left, get one. It's just the smoothest, most delicious rye.

Sep 18, 2014
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4 days and nights in Manhattan

Some of us have found it very unreliable in quality. You go all the time? Did you have any bad experiences, and has it become more consistent lately?

Sep 18, 2014
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4 ladies in NYC

If you're willing to go to Jackson Heights, Queens, you can have a look at this recent post: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9872...

Also do a search of the Outer Boroughs board and ask for advice on that board.

Manhattan is much weaker for Mexican cuisine, though Spanish Harlem is the borough's hotbed for it. I haven't tried any north of 97 St., but do a search of this board for "Mexican Spanish Harlem."

Sep 18, 2014
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4 ladies in NYC

Sep 18, 2014
Pan in Manhattan

4 ladies in NYC

I doubt an Australian will find any of that impressive. Australia is full of East and Southeast Asian cuisine, this is a crowd that wants to go to upscale Italian restaurants and probably wouldn't like any of the food at the San Gennaro festival (I am doing my best to avoid it but in past years never found anything good there), and I feel sure Australia has falafel better than Mamoun's (as indeed we do in New York), which in its original New York location I always found perfectly OK but nothing incredible. As for pizza, almost anywhere isn't good, and if Monsgrantmorg wants recommendations for really good pizza, we should offer some. So Monsgrantmorg, are you interested in pizzeria recommendations, and if so, how nice does the room have to be?

Sep 18, 2014
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Best Dishes 2014

La Saigon - is that a new place, or perhaps a new name for an existing place? Not Banh Mi Saigon, right?

Sep 16, 2014
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Fogo de Chao: A Meat Journey

Great post, thank you!

Sep 16, 2014
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