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Dinner on Sunday night after 10PM near Downtown?

Thank you. Sorry, but I forgot to mention that we already had Japanese food so something else would be nice...

Mar 22, 2009
maya_s in Los Angeles Area

Dinner on Sunday night after 10PM near Downtown?

Could you recommend me a good place to eat near downtown that would open late? We are staying at Figueroa and 4th. Something casual would be great. Thank you!

Mar 22, 2009
maya_s in Los Angeles Area

Good pace to eat in Philly @12am?

Please help!

Mar 31, 2008
maya_s in Pennsylvania

Where can I find chilled Korean noodle dishes?

You can find lots of places on the 32nd Street between B'way and 5th Avenue, of course. Shila and Gam Mee Ok are my favorite places on the block, but Gam Mee Ok might not serve naeng myun. I know Shila has it because I just had it the other day :)

Jun 20, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

Pongsri?

Has anyone been to Pongusri in Times Sq. recently? Is there any better options for Thai in that area?

Jun 08, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

Dinner @ 11:30PM on Sunday - Near 57th St. & 7th Ave.

Thank you! I called Landmarc and they do open till 2am even on Sundays. I didn't think of it but Carnegie Deli actually is a good idea since they are from out of town. Thank you for your help.

Jun 08, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

Dinner @ 11:30PM on Sunday - Near 57th St. & 7th Ave.

I need to find a decent restaurant to bring 9 people for dinner this Sunday, located near 57th St. & 7th Ave., close enough that my clients can walk back to their hotel...at 11:30PM. They wanted to dine at Redeye Grill, but the last seating is at 10:45PM there. Please help!

Jun 08, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

upscale brunch in nyc

My experiences with Norma's so far are a bit inconsistent. Have I been unlucky?

Apr 18, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

Going to Aburiya Kinnosuke tomorrow!

I love Aburiya, too! I went there (again) last Monday with bunch of collegues and we all enjoyed it. My favorites are: anago shirayaki (perfect fluffiness), "kurobuta" pork (shired outside and juicy inside), chicken meat ball, of course, fish cake...Shichirin-yaki is nice, though I get too intense not to overcook them...what else...

Apr 18, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

Korean BBQ

My favorite Korean BBQ place these days is Shilla on W 32nd Street.

Apr 07, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

cheap and not shabby

There's (or used to be) a tapas place on 2nd Avenue around 85th street...I forgot the name, but there's a basement dining room with a huge table...anybody know where I'm talking about?

Mar 14, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

Anniversary dinner....

No offence, but I also find that section of EMP to be romantic. BTW everytime I go to Bouley, I always see several couples who look like they're enjoying their anniversary dinner. I find the corner table there to be more romantic (though last time I was there a lamp next to me was broken and taped with a piece of scotch tape which was a little turn off...)

Mar 14, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

First Date Spots?

I went to Soba Koh last fall for the first time and I remember having nice meal. I liked the space too though I remember the tables were kind of close together? BTW, I passed by Cha'an last night and checked the menu, and found that they didn't have bento anymore...Please disregard my previous post.

Mar 12, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

Birthday Dinner

Chubo runs 4-course tasting menu for $61.

Mar 10, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

First Date Spots?

For $30 - $40 budget Inoteca sounds like a great idea. The dining room upstairs gets very noisy on Friday and Saturday nights though.

Mar 09, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

First Date Spots?

I always thought that Cha'an is a great first date spot for the people who appreciate fine desserts and Japanese food. I haven't been there for a while but the bento I had a year ago or so was almost as good as their pastries.

Mar 09, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

dinner before Angelika movie

How about Ghenet, an Ethiopian restaurant, on Mulberry between Houston and Prince? Sharing a plate and eating with your hands can be romantic ;-)

Mar 09, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

Sunday dinner near MSG

Korean BBQ might be fun for a family. Lots of Korean restaurants on 32nd Streets bet. Broadway and 5th Ave. are open 24-7.

Feb 28, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

Desperate need of a good bakery!

Veniero's? Tompkins Square Bakery on E 10th Street makes nice decorative cakes (and reasonably priced!)

Feb 28, 2007
maya_s in Manhattan

Pescatore?

We are thinking of having a large party (30+) there next week on the 2nd floor dining room. Any opinions?

Sep 02, 2006
maya_s in Manhattan

Where can I find yummy bento boxes?

For delivery, I like Chiyoda sushi's bento boxes. The portions are smaller, and you have to call in by 11:00am...
http://chiyodasushiny.com/bentoe.html

Aug 28, 2006
maya_s in Manhattan

Lobster Dinners or Lobster Rolls in Manhattan

Likewise, I tend to go back to the same place for the same dish over and over...in this case, Pearl's lobster roll. Thank you for the detailed comparisons. I can't wait to try Mary's.

Chubo is running a 3-course lobster menu this month. I just had the lobster salad with blue cheese and caramelized blueberries last night and was very good.

Has anyone been to Francisco's on 23rd lately?

Aug 26, 2006
maya_s in Manhattan

Purchasing Sushi Grade Fish

I go to Mitsuwa in Edgewater, NJ. There’s a shuttle bus service to Mitsuwa from Port Authority:
http://www.mitsuwa.com/slh2.html

I also buy fish for sushi from Citarella. They carry very nice bluefin tuna and yellowtail.

Aug 26, 2006
maya_s in Manhattan

Pearl or Grand Central: Which Oyster Bar to choose?

I don't know if an older Japanese lady would appreciate Pearl's lobster roll as much as we do, because they are used to different kind of lobster, like Ise-ebi lobster, and they tend to find Maine lobster not having much flavor and don’t seem to appreciate it so much...which upsets me everytime I get that response because I love Maine lobster!

Aug 25, 2006
maya_s in Manhattan

Pearl or Grand Central: Which Oyster Bar to choose?

I agree. I have taken so many Japanese friends & clients to Grand Central Oyster Bar and I've always received positive responses. They all seemed to enjoy New England Clam Chowder especially.

Aug 25, 2006
maya_s in Manhattan

Need: Good, for clients, real NY food

I like Gotham too but with "bunch of clients," I think it might be risky, when it comes to prompt seating. Montreal has so many great restaurants that it's really hard to think of one, plus, it'll be hard to get a reservation at this point for a large group...maybe Chanto for Japanese fusion?
http://www.chantonyc.com

It's recently opened and when I went there last week the place was 20% full (Just because it hasn't been highly publicized yet, I think). Good food. Not "real NY food," I know...oh, and, it's 4 blocks below 14th Street...

Aug 17, 2006
maya_s in Manhattan

Mexican in LES, East Village

The waitress was very friendly and professional, I thought. I just checked out the website and the girl who served me was on the front page. I tend to like the small restaurants that the owner is around...

Aug 17, 2006
maya_s in Manhattan

Mexican in LES, East Village

"Houston/Ave D that apparently is a real dive but is supposed to be awesome"...do you mean El Maguey y La Tuna? I had Chuletas there and it was very good. There were only one chef (I think he owns it) and a waitress, and it took forever to get the food after ordering...old school.

Aug 16, 2006
maya_s in Manhattan

best sushi high end best sushi day to day

I used to have a lot better meal there a couple years ago when the owner was there all the time...I mean, then, I used to think the place was underrated. Now I go to Sachiko's on Clinton when I'm in that area and don't want to spend $$$ at Le Miu. The price went down, and they make good makimonos. I also like the garden in the back.

Aug 16, 2006
maya_s in Manhattan

Indian rest.

I second the lunch buffet idea. Let me add Diwan on E 48th Street.

Aug 12, 2006
maya_s in Manhattan