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Neta, Blue Ribbon Izakaya or EN?

$50 PER PERSON EXCLUDING drinks, tax and tips. You eat for more than $50 at a sushi joint like BR? I wouldn't have space in my stomach even if I wanted to.

Apr 23, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Neta, Blue Ribbon Izakaya or EN?

No, no, no. You are wrong. Take a look at their menu. $50 will get you FAR more than a few rolls and a beer.

I said $50 per person EXCLUDING drinks, tax and tips. You eat for more than $50 at a sushi joint like BR? I wouldn't have space in my stomach even if I wanted to.

Apr 23, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Neta, Blue Ribbon Izakaya or EN?

$50pp EXCLUDING drinks, tax and tips. You eat for more than $50 at a sushi joint like BR? I wouldn't have space in my stomach even if I wanted to.

Apr 23, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Neta, Blue Ribbon Izakaya or EN?

One last thing (I promise), do you have an opinion on Bondst vs. Blue Ribbon?

I am pretty much sold on Blue Ribbon but I wanted to hear your opinion on Bondst while I'm at it. :)

Thanks so much again!

Apr 22, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Neta, Blue Ribbon Izakaya or EN?

Thank you!

Apr 22, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Neta, Blue Ribbon Izakaya or EN?

Btw, do you know any spots that would be good for a drink after Blue Ribbon? (Within walking distance).

Thanks!

Apr 22, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Neta, Blue Ribbon Izakaya or EN?

Ok thanks!

Apr 22, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Neta, Blue Ribbon Izakaya or EN?

Hi Kathryn,

No omakase this time... Mostly thinking rolls... Been spoiled with some really good stuff in Honolulu so would like a place considered above average...

I agree that EN doesn't have great variety.

Willing to spend about $50 per person excluding drinks, tip and tax.

Thanks in advance for any suggestion.

Apr 22, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Neta, Blue Ribbon Izakaya or EN?

Hello,

Has anyone been to Neta, Blue Ribbon Izakaya or EN? How was it?

Just looking for a good sushi spot somewhere downtown. If you have a better suggestion please let me know.

Thanks!

Apr 22, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Need Italian Rec's

Thanks! For a place that's a little nicer than Lupa do you have any other recs? (other than I Sodi... I'm still considering them but I am not seeing a menu on their website).

Apr 01, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Need Italian Rec's

I've heard that Lupa is very casual, is it really?

Apr 01, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Need Italian Rec's

I liked almost all of them for different reasons, some were elegant, some were cozy... the only place I didn't enjoy was John's...

Mar 30, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Need Italian Rec's

I meant couple... 2 people... (not seeing the edit button)

Mar 30, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Need Italian Rec's

Yes, been there too, liked it.

Mar 29, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Need Italian Rec's

Hello,

I would love some Italian recommendations for a couples date. Anywhere in Manhattan is fine but I prefer downtown over uptown.

House made pasta is a must. A nice, romantic ambiance would be great.

(I have already been to Del posto, Babbo, Locanda Verde, Crispo, Ai Fiori, Eataly, Marea, John's of 12th, Scarpetta, Da andrea, L'artusi, Becco)

Thank you in advance!

Mar 29, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Wells' EMP review

Definitely not. The only thing I enjoyed was the bread and butter, everything else was bland (even the dessert) and some dishes even felt slightly humiliating or insulting. The first plate was tiny pieces of plain, tasteless, freeze dried beets in an eggshell, it was terrible, and it just went downhill from there on. They put a raw quail egg on 3 of my plates which I found repetitive and unappetizing. I think they focus too much on decoration and in the process forget about the actual food/taste. I left feeling like I had spent almost $500 for a grated carrot with some mustard seeds on it. It was 2 for lunch. Maybe dinner guests have better luck.

Mar 18, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Downtown Mexican with great ambiance?

I ended up going elsewhere... I know, I've been a bad 'hounder.

Mar 18, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Downtown Mexican with great ambiance?

Funny! I had totally forgotten about that post.

Mar 17, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Downtown Mexican with great ambiance?

Thanks! What's the difference between the empellons?

Mar 17, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Downtown Mexican with great ambiance?

Looking for a downtown Mexican with good food/drinks and great ambiance: trendy/hip, fun, dark (candles) for a combined birthday dinner/date night for a couple (not too causal).

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Mar 17, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Whole fish per pound? Milos, Avra, Thalassa etc.

Ok, lol, thanks. Have you been to taverna in east village or queens? Did you like it?

Mar 16, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Whole fish per pound? Milos, Avra, Thalassa etc.

I am interested in restaurants like Milos, Avra and Thalassa but a little intimated about the fish per pound thing after reading about $100 dollar fish at Milos.

Does anyone have experience with this?

After choosing your fish, do you get to tell them how many pounds? Or can they just choose any size and surprise you when the bill comes out?

I know that no one can tell me exactly what the fish will cost since this varies daily. But I am trying to get an idea of what to expect.

If prices are lower at restaurants like Taverna Kyclades in East Village I can consider that as well.

Also, If anyone has any suggestions for Greek whole fish restaurants with reasonable prices I would love to hear it.

Thanks!

Mar 16, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Birthday Dinner - Whole Fish

Hi there,

Planning a nice birthday dinner for a fish lover who prefers whole, grilled fish. Can you think of any upscale restaurants that might have this?

Would like to consider a few fancy places below 60th street. American, Greek, Italian, French cuisines all ok.

Thanks!

Feb 17, 2015
elskin in Manhattan

Where in Bklyn can I have a nice weekday lunch?

Park slope, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights, Boerum Hill, Dumbo, bk heights...

Oct 24, 2013
elskin in Outer Boroughs

Where in Bklyn can I have a nice weekday lunch?

Hi hounders,

Where in Bklyn can I have a nice weekday lunch? It seems like most of the nice places do not even serve lunch.

I prefer american or italian. If there are no nice american or italian places open that serve lunch then I will consider a nice sushi place. This is a special lunch so any type of fastfood is out. As a last resort, I will also consider other cuisines if it's a nice place to have lunch.

Williamsburg is out on this particular day (too far from where we need to be).

Thank you so much in advance!

Oct 24, 2013
elskin in Outer Boroughs

Nice Lunch Restaurant Around Union Square? (American, Italian or Sushi)

You're amazing, thank you!

Oct 21, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Nice Lunch Restaurant Around Union Square? (American, Italian or Sushi)

Below $70 for 2 (incl. tips) would be good... Your suggestions are great, thanks!

Oct 21, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Nice Lunch Restaurant Around Union Square? (American, Italian or Sushi)

Hi Hounders,

I am looking for a nice weekday restaurant to have lunch within walking distance from union square. Preferred cuisines are American, Italian or Sushi (in no particular order). It's a "special" lunch so fast food is out...

Thanks so much in advance!

Oct 21, 2013
elskin in Manhattan

Help turn my Smoothie into a Super-Smoothie!

Hi all,

I enjoy my smoothies, but I feel like they can get much healthier. I am looking for things to add in to make them super nutritious. I am open to both milk based and non milk based ideas.

This is what I usually put in:

Organic milk
Frozen strawberries, peaches, mango
Frozen banana slices
A spoon of almond butter

Thanks in advance!

Aug 16, 2013
elskin in Home Cooking

Chow Parents - Any ideas/recipes for Healthy Home Cooked Dinners for Kids?

Chow Parents - Any ideas for Healthy Home Cooked Dinners that kids would like?

Would love to hear what you make or any ideas you might have.

Thanks!

Jun 24, 2013
elskin in Home Cooking