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Best sushi in Manhattan

agree, except I actually like the desserts! :-)

Aug 18, 2012
foodie66 in Manhattan

Best sushi in Manhattan

I actually think it is the best, and Masato (the chef) is fantastic... not cheap, but a great atmosphere with the best sushi in Manhattan. Forget Yasuda, Gari, etc -- this is a notch above!

Aug 18, 2012
foodie66 in Manhattan

Looking for place for 20 people -- with decent beer

Hi-

Can someone help suggest a place downtown where we could have say 20 people have a decent (not too expensive) meal, and that also has good beer? Lorelei is good in the LES, but we've been there. Thanks!

Aug 19, 2010
foodie66 in Manhattan

Lunch near Waldorf

It's a great place to discuss mortgages...

May 11, 2010
foodie66 in Manhattan

REVIEW: Carnegie Deli

Why on earth would you go to Carnegie Deli and order a turkey sandwich???? Did you try their pb&j as well?? C'mon, if you're going to a deli like this, it's about the pastrami, corned beef, and matzoh ball soup, along with a few other items.

Oct 24, 2009
foodie66 in Manhattan

Hong Kong-style borscht recipe (law soong tong)

My wife is from Hong Kong and also loves HK style borscht. Does anyone know of places in NYC that serve it?

Oct 24, 2009
foodie66 in Home Cooking

3 Week Chowfest; Help!!!

Thank you - I stand corrected on the name of the new reviewer!

Oct 24, 2009
foodie66 in Manhattan

3 Week Chowfest; Help!!!

a213b -- These reviews are great: informative, energetic, descriptive, passionate, and simply more fun to read than Frank Bruni in the NYT or NY Mag, or wherever! So kudos to you for posting such great content! I have lived in NYC for nearly 20 years and feel like I've rediscovered the city reading your blogs... Having said that, I'd definitely add a recommendation for your next visit: Marea. It's on Central Park Soly uth just by Columbus Circle. Apparently the chef came from Fiamma in SoHo, making fantastic pasta... It's an Italian inspired seafood place: crudos to start, amazing pastas, lots of fish mains, and awesome desserts. One dish in particular that's gotten attention is their uni appetizer: Warm uni on toast, with a "wafer thin" slice of lardo melted over the top! It has the perfect balance of smooth and cruncy, sweet and salty, with "umami" (that 5th sense) coming from the lardo. Every course I had was great, and I think it's now my favorite restaurant in NYC! For better or worse, Frank Bruni just reviewed it, giving it 3 stars, so I guess it's going to be harder to get into now... :-) Anyway, pls add to your list - I'd love to hear what you think!

Oct 23, 2009
foodie66 in Manhattan

3 Week Chowfest; Help!!!

Wow, a213b --- you are a fantastic reviewer!! What is your profession, may I ask?

Oct 23, 2009
foodie66 in Manhattan

Any decent japanese noodly places in the vicinity of Flatiron/Union square?

I just went to Ippudo for the first time and it was awesome. The noodles are more al dente and thinner than what you'll find in tokyo (I spent 3 months there). But it's fantastic, and a little bit of a nouveau twist on ramen. Rather than trying to imitate Japanese ramen, Ippudo has taken it to a new level. The broth is refreshing and not oily at all. The pork on the top is juicy, flavorful, but not fatty. It may be one of the best ramens I've ever had. I would strongly recommend it over Ssam or Momofuku, which are both waaaay overrated in my opinion...

Oct 23, 2009
foodie66 in Manhattan

Best Dim Sum in NYC

The dim sum is much more refined than what you'll find in Chinatown, either Manhattan or Flushing. As I said before, it's not the biggest selection, but if you care about quality over quantity, it's really top notch. Even friends from Hong Kong are impressed...

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Cafe Evergreen
1288 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

Oct 23, 2009
foodie66 in Manhattan

BEST BAGELS IN NYC

TAL BAGELS!!!!! They're on 54th and 1st... not TOO big like ess-a-bagel. Right size, crunchy (a little) on the outside, nice and chewy on the inside. They deliver before you can even hang up the phone! Not as sweet as H&H, which is a good thing. Great whitefish salad and lox spread, too. A real, non-overhyped bagel ....

Sep 14, 2008
foodie66 in Manhattan

Best Dim Sum in NYC

I know that people always recommend chinatown (Jing Fong, etc.) but in our opinion Cafe Evergreen is the best, and possibly best we've had in the US. Despite the fact that it's on the UES (69th and 1st ave), the food is very refined, service good, and food always consistent. Not quite as much variety as downtown, admittedly. They deliver, too. My wife is from Hong Kong, and dim sum is her favorite food. She loves this place. People may have other places that are their favorites, but I think everyone would agree the food s very good here. Thoughts? And any recommendations on the best authentic won ton mien in Manhattan?

Apr 20, 2008
foodie66 in Manhattan