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Looking for Savannah dinner rec

We will be staying at the Andaz hotel, going to dinner and then to the Savannah Civic Center for a concert. We would prefer to walk and therefore I would love it if someone familiar with the area would suggest a restaurant or two. Looking for good food and a pleasant atmosphere. We will be casually dressed - no jacket. We have no interest in any chain restaurants. Cost not an issue. Thanks in advance!

Jan 05, 2014
susieQ49 in Southeast

My Lake Placid fine dining experiences

Thanks, mcf.

Jul 31, 2013
susieQ49 in New York State (exc. NYC)

My Lake Placid fine dining experiences

I found very little recent info. before our trip. I did see recs for Cafe Rustica, but we eat wonderful Italian often in our home area, therefore decided to skip it in LP. We really liked the area and will probably be back to try some new places next time.

Jul 31, 2013
susieQ49 in New York State (exc. NYC)

My Lake Placid fine dining experiences

Oh thanks for the info. We finally concluded that he must be related to the owners - weird uncle David perhaps?

Jul 31, 2013
susieQ49 in New York State (exc. NYC)

My Lake Placid fine dining experiences

Spent a a few days in LP last week and ate in three so called fine dining restaurants. My reviews:

Brown Dog Cafe and Wine Bar - Recently relocated to this location. Atmosphere unimpressive except for view of the lake from the window front tables. No liquor, only beer and wine. Rather ordinary menu. In fact, saw the same entrees being offered in many restaurants - salmon, halibut, chicken, steak, lamb - all different preparations of course, but rather repetitive. Why no local fish?? Anyway, I found the food here to be very uninteresting and the service just adequate. All in all a big yawn. This was my least favorite.

The View - in the Mirror Lake Inn - lovely rather formal dining room with crisp white tablecloths, candles and flowers with a lake view. Very professional and obviously well trained staff. Nice choice of delicious breads (I liked the rosemary best). Okay selection of entrees with some very creative preparations. I had a nightly special of roasted chicken on a bed of Swiss chard, with bacon and figs. It was delicious. Husband had the halibut in a light tomato broth that was beautifully seasoned. No room for dessert, but the table next to us raved about what looked like tiramisu or maybe creme brûlée. I would recommend The View if you are looking for a more formal dining experience.

The Interlaken Inn- saving the best til last, our meal here was wonderful. The Inn is charming and if you visit be sure to see the pub/bar room which was recently renovated with tin ceiling, copper top bar and exquisite hand sculpted art on the walls. We were offered a pub menu as well as a dining room menu and told we could mix and match, and we did. Seemed like a huge selection and I' sure there is something for everyone here. From appetizers through coffee, the food was outstanding. Especially considering there was a party occupying the whole dining room and we were served on the porch with one other table. Nice wine list too. The one negative was our waiter (David) who was actually downright rude at one point. Although we didn't take it personally because I saw him being rude to a co -worker earlier. I suspect he was frazzled over having a large party in the dining room and some customers on the porch as well. Really no excuse for his behavior but I didn't want him to spoil an otherwise perfect dinner. I would definitely recommend a dinner here. Try to avoid David and enjoy the ambiance and the excellent food.

Sorry so long winded, but before our trip I was unable to find much current or detailed info. Just trying to help as I have benefitted from others input many times.

Jun 26, 2013
susieQ49 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Fine dining recommendations in Telluride?

My husband and I will be in Telluride for one week next month. I would love to hear some opinions on the finer restaurants in town. Thanks in advance!

May 11, 2010
susieQ49 in Mountain States

Anniversary dinner in Savannah?

I am looking for suggestions. We are staying at the Bohemian Hotel on the river and would love to be able to walk somewhere if possible. Good food and atmosphere are a must. Cost is not an issue. Thanks!

Apr 07, 2010
susieQ49 in Southeast

Fine Dining Recommendations

Thank you Chowhounds. I have booked George. I will also look at L'unita, and Colborne Lane. I checked out the menus at Spendido and Scaramouche and I really wasn't thrilled. It's a personal thang!

Aug 17, 2009
susieQ49 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fine Dining Recommendations

My husband and I will visiting Toronto, staying in Yorkville, for several nights early this September. I would love to hear about some GREAT restaurants. Price isn't really an issue, but good food, service, and ambiance a must. Chowhounds have always come through with great suggestions. Thanks in advance!

Aug 17, 2009
susieQ49 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Strange chemical on some restaurant/store food

Thanks small h, I feel like although your suggestion is a possibility, and perhaps the answer to my question, someone out there knows the truth. What's the deal on the part of the restaurants/stores adding some chemical to the food? Thanks for responding. I can't help but believe that someone out there knows more than they are telling. I guess you could call me a foodie comspiracy theroist. Have you ever tasted it???? It's terrible.

May 31, 2009
susieQ49 in General Topics

Strange chemical on some restaurant/store food

I have had this experience several times in my life. As I recall, it was usually on fish or fresh fruits and vegetables. My mom always told me that some restaurants and retail stores use a chemical preservative that they spray on food to extend it's shelf life. It is a really distinctive and disgusting taste. When I have had this happen in a restaurant, I complain and of course reject the dish. I am unable to eat anything else because I am so turned off. Does anyone in the food/restaurant business know what I am talking about? Does such a thing really happen? I have wondered about this for some time.

May 31, 2009
susieQ49 in General Topics

B&J's (Steak and) SEAFOOD, Darien, GA

Didn't see your post before adding a new one of my own about BJs. I searched chowhound on Sunday before we went and only found some old mentions. Anyway, we really enjoyed the Sunday buffet and now can't wait to try the seafood. Where is Speeds?

May 05, 2009
susieQ49 in General South Archive

REAL Country Buffet in Darien GA

Finally went to the Sunday fried chicken buffet at BJ's in Darien. There used to be several similiar places in the coastal GA area, but they have slowly disappeared. BJ's Steak and Seafood is the REAL DEAL. For an unbelievable $8.00 per person, you get all you can eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, greens, lima beans, green beans, rice, some kind of very flavorful beef, ham, mac and cheese, rolls, dessert (2 choices) and a bottomless drink (tea, lemonade, etc.) I have probably left something out but have listed most of what I remember. The point is, that the food is really quite delicious. Don't expect anything but two bare bones diningrooms, with plain long narrow tables. This kind of place is a dying breed and can only be found in the rural south. Nothing like this exists in the northeast where I also live part of the time. My husband (a fried chicken lover) was thrilled. I'm glad we got to try it before heading north for the summer. If this is something that would appeal to you I highly recommend you give it a try. I understand they also have a seafood buffet on Friday nights that draws crowds.

May 05, 2009
susieQ49 in General South Archive

Atlantic/Jacksonville Beach Area - solo female

Will be spending 3 nights ALONE in the Atlantic/Jacksonville Beach Area of Florida. Looking for good food somewhere that a female alone will feel comfortable. Perhaps a place where you can sit at the bar and have a nice meal. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Apr 17, 2009
susieQ49 in Florida

Anything new in Salt Lake City?

We were there two winters ago and tried many of the fine dining establishments. We enjoyed Cucina Toscana best of all. I was wondering if there are any new places worth a visit when we spend two nights there this June. We will be staying in town with a car, but would rather not travel too far. Would appreciate some input. Thanks.

Apr 16, 2009
susieQ49 in Southwest

Sedona recommendations?

Our first experience at L'Auberge was wonderful. We were staying at Enchantment but went for a great dinner there and sat creekside. I was so charmed, that the next time we traveled to Sedona, we stayed at L'Auberge. Our dinner that night was just okay. Did not particularly enjoy our room either. I don't know who the chef is, or if he or she has been a constant presence, but I would imagine that the quality of the meal is dependent on who's in the kitchen. I would only rely on feedback from recent diners.

Apr 14, 2009
susieQ49 in Southwest

Jackson Hole/Teton Village

Will be visiting this area of WY in June. Would love some chowhound input on good restaurants - all price ranges. After some preliminary research, I have come up with these suggestions:

Snake River Grill, Il Villagio Osteria, Rendevous Bistro, Couloir, Nani's Cucina Italiana, Mangy Moose, Westbank Grill, Stiegler's

Looking for good food and a pleasant experience. Price is secondary. Any suggestions or comments?

Thanks Chowhounds!

Apr 11, 2009
susieQ49 in Southwest

Jackson/Teton Village, WY

Wouldn't consider WY as part of the southwest, but I do see it included there. Thanks.

Apr 11, 2009
susieQ49 in Mountain States

Jackson/Teton Village, WY

I don't really get that, but I'll give it a try. thanks.

Apr 10, 2009
susieQ49 in Mountain States

Jackson/Teton Village, WY

Thank you, holdthecow.

Mar 30, 2009
susieQ49 in Mountain States

Jackson/Teton Village, WY

We will be staying in Teton Village for one week in June. After some preliminary research, the following restaurants have been recommended to me. I would appreciate some chowhound input on these or any other good places. Not only fine dining, but casual, less expensive spots as well. Thanks chowhounds!

Snake River Grill, Il Villagio Osteria, Rendevous Bistro, Couloir, Nani's Cucina Italiana, Mangy Moose, Westbank Grill, Stiegler's

Mar 28, 2009
susieQ49 in Mountain States

Near the Waldorf

Need to be at the Waldorf at 7:00 on a Sat. night in Dec. after having an early dinner. Looking for a good meal within a short walk away. Rather not spend the usual $300 per couple and would probabley choose something other than Italian, since we have such great places we frequent. Any suggestions for good eats and a $200 tab with a couple of drinks OR a reasonaby priced bottle of wine? Would appreciate suggestions.

Nov 29, 2008
susieQ49 in Manhattan

Near Madison Square Garden

Any recommendations for dinner prior to an event at the Garden? I know there's not alot to choose from, but I'm looking for decent food that's not too expensive. Help!

Jun 09, 2008
susieQ49 in Manhattan

Painted Horse in N. Scottsdale.

Passing through AZ next month. The Painted Horse was recommended. I would love to hear some opinions on food and atmosphere. Thanks!

May 12, 2008
susieQ49 in Phoenix

Looking for a truly good restaurant in Bergen County

How about Cafe Panache in Ramsey. Kevin is a great chef who changes his menu with the seasons. It is consistently good and don't forget to BYO wine.

May 01, 2008
susieQ49 in General Tristate Archive

Mosaic in Scottsdale

Will be staying in Carefree for a few days in June. I have already booked Binkley's (which we love) and am considering Mosaic as our other fine dining night. We have never been there - any comments????

Apr 28, 2008
susieQ49 in Southwest

Have a Smoked Salmon, Now What?

A salmon spread that EVERYONE loves. Flake salmon, add mayo, a little dijon, a squeeze of fresh lemon, celery and red onion finely chopped (salt & pepper if you like). It's excellent on a good cracker.

Apr 08, 2008
susieQ49 in Home Cooking