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Paris- Restaurant recommendations in Saint Germain des Pres

I will be traveling to Paris from NYC with my sister in three weeks, we consider ourselves to be "foodies" and are looking forward to dining out in Paris more than anything, however, we don't want to go broke! We will be staying in an apartment in the Saint Germain des Pres area and would appreciate any good restaurant recommendations for dinner( we don't mind traveling) I prefer to dine at restaurants offering a prefixe(3-4 course menu) and could spend between 25 to 35 Euros a person). Thanks in advance for your help:)

Oct 06, 2009
LA1PP in France

Caterer in Queens

I'm hosting a birthday party for 30 people in my home and would like recommendations for a good caterer (Italian or Spanish food) in Queens

Aug 20, 2009
LA1PP in Outer Boroughs

Trip Report: Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian

thank you Kathryn for taking the time to post your restaurant/bar reviews: I'm on my way to Barcelona,Madrid and Segovia and found your recommendations to be very helpful- Cheers!

Aug 06, 2009
LA1PP in Spain/Portugal

Best Cannoli????

I agree, Iwong, I have eaten cannolis from all over the five boroughs including, Ferrera and Venieros and Fotunatos Bros in Greenpoint Brooklyn is my all time favorite:)
Do yourself a favor and try one.

May 08, 2009
LA1PP in Manhattan

Restaurant near St.George theatre in Staten Island

Once again, thanks to all of you for your feedback- I tried to make a reservation at Enoteca Maria and the restaurant was fully booked. Plan B came into place and my beau and I headed over to Salvatores of Soho-We were greeted by owners, Ralph and Sal and these guys could not of been more gracious. The food was heavenly. I had the eggplant rollatini with pasta and beau had the chicken marsala. Ralph came over with thin garlic bread that was to die for Servings were huge-we took home leftovers. The almond cake was delicious- Sal and Ralph were so friendly and went out of their way to give us a tour of the restaurant and showed us all of the antiques that Ralph has collected throughout the years . Sal makes his own mozzerella and uses organic spices and herbs as well as San Marzano tomatoes . This place is a hidden gem- I highly recommend this restaurant. I only wish it were closer. Make sure to get there b'fore 7PM or there will be a wait:) Sal and Ralph made me and beau feel like we were old friends...... enough said:)

Mar 24, 2009
LA1PP in Outer Boroughs

Restaurant near St.George theatre in Staten Island

Thanks for helping out. Looks like I will have to decide between Enoteca Maria and Salvatore's of Soho. Will keep you posted:)

Mar 19, 2009
LA1PP in Outer Boroughs

Restaurant near St.George theatre in Staten Island

I'd like to thank everyone for helping me out- Looks like I will be deciding between Enoteca Maria and Salvatore's of Soho. Will keep you posted:)

Mar 19, 2009
LA1PP in Outer Boroughs

Restaurant near St.George theatre in Staten Island

Can anyone recommend a good restaurant near the St.George Theatre? Will be going to the Garfunkel concert on Saterday and am not familiar with S.I.

Mar 17, 2009
LA1PP in Outer Boroughs

12 Grapes, Peekskill, NY

I've dined at 12 grapes twice . The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and I enjoyed the music, however, the food was ok. There are plenty of other restaurants I would rather go. to. If one is in the area, I would suggest you give it a try, but do not highly recommend it

Barnalce's BBQ and Fish Shack in Mamaroneck

Had dinner at Barnacles BBQ last night with 32 people from my dinner group and we were all very happy with the service, food and staff. Menu is very affordable and Owners, Michael and Coleman extended themselves and went out of their way for our group. The BBQ was excellent ! We tried the ribs, pulled pork, chicken, sausage, baked beans, mac and cheese, jalapeno popovers, fried zuchini. The food kept coming non-stop! They also gave us complimentary dessert and coffee. Again, I can't say enough- There is a lively bar with a terrific bartender. They are building a deck in the back of the restaurant that overlooks the water and a lounge on the second floor for private parties. Merriam, the decorator did a great job with the place and happend to be there. It was so nice of her to show me the lounge. This is a great place and I highly recommended it.

Has anyone been to Brickyard Bistro in New Rochelle?

I've had brunch and dinner at Brickyard Bistro several times .The food is delicious and the owners Maja and her husband couldn't be nicer. My favorite dishes include pumpkin ravioli, crab cakes, and chicken corden bleu- For breakfast I enjoy the stuffed french toast and the lemon ricotta pancakes- They still don't have their liquor license so it's BYOW-

Sunset Grill - White Plains

If and when you go, iblefty, can you tell me how you make out? I'd like to take my meet up group. Thanks in advance

Dinner at the Oarhouse in Portsmouth, NH

The waitstaff needs serious training. We shared an appetizer and had to ask the waitress to give us an extra plate. That happens and I can understand, but , When the waitress was bringing our main courses', she placed her tray with our food at a table beside us and instead of serving us our main courses, she went to another table to answer a question and then came back after a few minutes and served us. How do explain that? We ordered the crabcrakes, which were bland and the mesculan salad was gritty. The New York sirloin was overcooked-we asked for it to be cooked medium and it was well done.We also ordered the lobster portofino (seafood in a brandy sherry cream sauce served in a puff pastry. I enjoyed this dish. Decided not to order dessert. Nice decor, very rustic.Restaurant has a waterfront deck. All and all my husband and I were very disappointed and would not recommend this restaurant. Try the Green Monkey in Portsmouth or Lattitudes in New Castle

Sep 02, 2008
LA1PP in All New England Archive

Need recs in E. Hampton/Amagansett

In E.H. highly recommend Harbor Bistro on three mile harbor road. Excellent food and lovely views of the water/romantic.

SCOTLAND - Need advice for many cities!

I just got back from visiting friends who live in Edinburgh and Glasgow. If you are in Edinburgh, I highly recommend you jump on the 43 bus on Princess St and take a 30 minute bus ride to the Boat House located at 22 high Street, in South Queensferry. It is definetely off the beaten path, it is in a quaint, historic town with a beautiful view of the water. The freshest fish you will ever eat in Scotland. Believe me, you wont regret. Must call for reservations.
In Glasgow, I decided to do Indian, don't have the info on hand but if anyone is interested in delicious South Indian cuisine let me know. Cheers

Aug 05, 2008
LA1PP in U.K./Ireland

whole foods, london

On vacation in London for a few daysand looking for a place to grab a quick bite for lunch and stumbled upon Whole Foods. I absolutely loved it! The store has 3 floors of fresh fruit, meat, fish and prepared food. The third floor even has a D.J. mixing up the tunes.Found the prices to be very reasonable for London. Especially loved the crepe bar!! Must check it out!

Aug 05, 2008
LA1PP in U.K./Ireland

Matto in East Hampton

Dined at Matto with friends over the weekend. Food was ok, nothing to rave about. Very disapointed. If you are looking for excellent Italian, try Cittanova

Visiting Tuscany

Traveling to Tuscany in a couple of days. Will be staying in SanGimignano and plan on visiting Siena, Cortona, Voltera, Pisa, Lucca, Chianti, Motepulciano. Suggestions on where to dine for lunch and dinner are welcome.

Mar 18, 2008
LA1PP in Italy

Birthday dinner for 40 people

Looking for a restaurant in Brooklyn or Queens that can accomodate 40-45 people for my husband's 40th B day. Prefer Italian or Spanish food. Any suggestions are appreciated

Jan 15, 2008
LA1PP in Outer Boroughs

Manny's Grill in Queens

Dined at Manny's Grill , Cuban/Spanish restaurant in Glen Oaks, Queens this weekend and the food was horrible. We ordered the baked porkchops with yellow rice and red beans. The porkchops, although tender, were tasteless and the yellow rice tasted like goya yellow rice from the box. This place has gone down hill.

Oct 31, 2007
LA1PP in Outer Boroughs

Holiday Party

My boss has just asked me to look into booking a restaurant/catering hall for our office holiday dinner party in December for 100 people. The party has to take place in Manhattan and price per person at $75.00. Can anyone help? I'm no event planner.

Sep 13, 2007
LA1PP in Manhattan


I'm back and must say that I had dinner at Roly's Bistro and loved it. Make sure to make reservations in advance.
I also recommend a lovely restaurant , that wasn't mentioned on Chowhound, The Canal Bank Cafe (www.canalbankcafe) located at 146 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4. This is an elegant, yet casual restaurant with delicious food and great service. It is a 10-15 minute walk from The Stephens Green Park . Make reservations and enjoy!

Sep 12, 2007
LA1PP in U.K./Ireland


New Yorker foodie will be in Dublin for a few days in September with hubby. Can anyone recommend restaurants that we can go to for lunch and dinner?

Aug 16, 2007
LA1PP in U.K./Ireland

Mazzi Restaurant in Huntington Station

Yes, I am referring to Nicholas James Bistro in Merrick. It is a lovely restarant. Delicious food and great atmosphere.

Mazzi Restaurant in Huntington Station

I think you must have confused Mazzi to another restaurant. There were no pizzas on the menu. I had the shrimp scampi with potatoes. (5 medium shrimps and two new potatoes and a serving of spinach) It was a very small portion and the scamp sauce was bland. My friends ordered the shrimp and crab fettucine. It was ok. The serving was reasonable and the skirt steak with mash potatoes. The steak weighed about six ounces and the mash potatoes were ok. For dessert we had the toffee cheesecake (bland), the old fashioned chocolate cake(very dry) and the apple pie (Very good!) The hostess and waitress were friendly, I however, did not like the food.
Try Norman James Bistro in Merrick, I had dinner there last night. It's a fabulous restaurant! Delicious food and great atmosphere

Mazzi Restaurant in Huntington Station

Had dinner at Mazzi Restaurant on E. Jericho Tpke in Huntington Station a few days ago with friends. The service was good, however, the quality of food was poor. We were disappointed, especially since it was my friend's birthday. We wanted to try a new restaurant, but had we known we would of gone elsewhere. I would not recommend this restaurant.

What Makes a Good Flourless Chocolate Cake?

Would you happen to have the recipe for the Gotham Bar and Grill flourless chocolate cake. I know that it is in one of Alfred Portale's cookbooks, but I haven't had a chance to purchase the book. I adore his cake and so do my teenagers

Apr 03, 2007
LA1PP in Home Cooking

Flourless Chocolate Cake Question #2

How was the cake? I plan on trying the same recipe for Easter, however I will be using a springform pan.

Apr 03, 2007
LA1PP in Home Cooking

el faro in baldwin

Has anyone dined out at El Faro Restaurant in Baldwin, Long Island? Would you recommend?

seafood in northeast queens

Can anyone recommend a good fish store in Bayside, Douglaston or Littleneck, Queens. The fish market on Marathon Pkwy in Littleneck recently went out of business

Apr 01, 2007
LA1PP in Outer Boroughs