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Early dinner in Chelsea?

I'd like to, but it's not necessary. If there's something great between the train station and Chelsea, then we can go directly to the restaurant.

Thanks!

Jun 03, 2010
lbelber in Manhattan

Early dinner in Chelsea?

We arrive at Penn Station at 4:45, and the play is at 7pm. Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16th Street.

Would also be interested in post-theater places - maybe for dessert?

Thanks!

Jun 02, 2010
lbelber in Manhattan

Early dinner in Chelsea?

We're making a quick trip up from DC to see a play in Chelsea, staying at the Maritime Hotel (16th Street at 9th Ave). We need to eat dinner before the show, and are looking for something light, relatively quick, and as good as possible. Price is not really an issue, but we don't have time for a multi-course "experience."

A restaurant within a short walk of the hotel would allow us more time to eat. Would probably lean toward French, (light) Italian, "new" American, etc.

Any suggestions?

Thanks very much for your help!

Lewellyn

Jun 02, 2010
lbelber in Manhattan

Last minute trip to NYC - lunch, dinner, breakfast recs

Well, we didn't do very well finding great dining spots, but we still had a great time and ate some amazing things! Particularly...

- Chocolates from Kee's
- Potato bread, orange cake, etc etc from Grandaisy (Who knew potato focaccia could be so luscious: moist and earthy? We had it for afternoon snack and breakfast!)
- Mozzarella from Joe's dairy

Thanks to everyone who provided suggestions!

Dec 15, 2008
lbelber in Manhattan

Last minute trip to NYC - lunch, dinner, breakfast recs

Yes - it is THIS weekend, so very last minute. But, since pre-theater dinner is pretty early, that might help?

Dec 11, 2008
lbelber in Manhattan

Perfect Foodie Day in San Francisco?

I forgot to report back...

We spent the morning at the Ferry Building Farmers' Market, snacking our way through the vendors. (The farmers' markets in DC don't offer prepared foods, so that is always fun.)

Lunch at Zuni Cafe (Slated Door was booked) was leisurely and wonderful - we had oysters, apps, main dishes, cheese, and dessert.

Then massages (and some swimming in the hotel pool).

And that was about all, but it was all leisurely and fun.

Thanks for all the great suggestions!

Dec 11, 2008
lbelber in San Francisco Bay Area

Last minute trip to NYC - lunch, dinner, breakfast recs

So, my husband and I have one night in NYC - our first trip alone since the kids were born! We're coming by train from DC.

We need a lunch spot between Grand Central Station and the UES; pre-theatre dinner in Soho; and casual Sunday breakfast in Soho.

These don't have to be splurge kind of places, but price is not really an issue. Reservations obviously might be a problem. We don't like places that are too hip, too loud, too much of a scene... Good, seasonal food is important.

Our ideal restaurant might be Zuni Cafe in SF (although it is of course, uniquely Californian).

All suggestions welcome!

Thanks very much!

Dec 11, 2008
lbelber in Manhattan

Perfect Foodie Day in San Francisco?

Ha! Last time I lived in SF, I was in high school (OK - that math doesn't quite work out, I guess it's been more than 15 years). We ate at neighborhood places - Yuet Lee, taquerias, sushi, the St. Francis.

My family is based in the Richmond now - we go to Ton Kiang, have been to Aziza, Zuni (but the kids were with us, so we didn't fully enjoy).

I think we can assume an early start - out the door by 8 am?

Jun 05, 2008
lbelber in San Francisco Bay Area

Perfect Foodie Day in San Francisco?

Wow - you're suggestions are really, really good! It will be a Saturday, so the market should be going strong.

Thanks so much for your help!

Jun 04, 2008
lbelber in San Francisco Bay Area

Perfect Foodie Day in San Francisco?

It's our 10th wedding anniversary, and we can't leave the kids overnight, but we can leave them with grandparents for the day, so I'm looking for suggestions for the perfect, romantic? foodie day.

It's been 15 years since I lived in San Francisco, and we only come for brief visits now, so I don't really know what's new and good, and I'm not sure how to fit it all in. We're particularly looking for places that will be more enjoyable without the kids in tow (the Ferry Building is high on our list). I think lunch will be the major meal of the day.

Any recommendations?

Thanks!

Jun 03, 2008
lbelber in San Francisco Bay Area