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where to eat in brooklyn for a good christmas eve dinner

my husband and I will be visiting our daughter in her new home in brooklyn and would like to try delicious food and ambiance for xmas eve. Don't want to spend a ton of money, but want good food and good value..any cuisine is up for suggestions.
thanks
mellospice

Dec 04, 2012
mellospice in Outer Boroughs

Have you been to Afternoon tea at Apsleys in London?

Has anyone been to the newly renovated Apsleys restaurant for afternoon tea? What do you think?

Oct 03, 2009
mellospice in U.K./Ireland

cheap and good near Maida Vale and Kensington Square [London]

thanks much..... i love London!

Sep 03, 2009
mellospice in U.K./Ireland

cheap and good near Maida Vale and Kensington Square [London]

I am looking for some good and cheap restos near Maida Vale and Kensington Square. I am a student on a budget and am in search of healthful eats. Thanks in advance

Sep 03, 2009
mellospice in U.K./Ireland

nobu or yasuda

My daughter wants to celebrate her birthday at Nobu. We were there about 7 years ago and it was pretty good. I have heard mixed reviews about Nobu. She doesn't eat a lot of raw sushi, but loves california rolls, unagi and good food. I, on the other hand love excellent sushi and Yasuda seems to get the thumbs up, as the place to go. . I've made reservations at both, but would like some feedback.

Thanks in advance.

Feb 18, 2009
mellospice in Manhattan

Brunch/lunch in Waltham?

Anyone know of a decent place on Sunday for brunch or lunch in Waltham. We are trying to make the 1:30 movie at the Embassy. We are open to all cuisines...ideally, it would be great to find a bistro like resto.

thanks in advance.

Mar 08, 2008
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

Where to go for lobster these days?

Abe&Louies has a really decent lobster (out of the shell) as well as their huge baked stuffed....oh now I am in the mood for a lobster.

Mar 03, 2008
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

Heard anything about L'Andana?

Well then, I will definitely report back..

Oct 19, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

Heard anything about L'Andana?

Has anyone heard any reviews or eaten at L'Andana. It is operated by the same group as Mistral, et al. I am going to an opening on Monday night, and was curious what if anything you chows have heard?

Oct 19, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

$1000 meal plan for 4 months?

Yah, it scares me too. She likes most everything ethnic, deli, soups, salads, etc. We do send her the occasional care package....but.

Sep 09, 2007
mellospice in Manhattan

$1000 meal plan for 4 months?

our daughter arrived in NYC as a transfer student. We found out that the meal plan for $1000 the semester consists of eating at diners/rest. in the area of the dorm and school. The diner swipes the card, charges menu prices, and supposedly does not charge tax. (this only gives her 10.00 per day to eat....)..She may as well find good and cheap places near her area and use her debit card. So where to eat on the east side from 50th to 72nd between 2nd and 3rd., that is healthy and cheap?

thanks for input

Sep 09, 2007
mellospice in Manhattan

Fried onion rings

Just had really nice fried onion rings at Lukes Bar and Grill. Not oily, tender, and crispy.

Sep 03, 2007
mellospice in Manhattan

Recommendation for Moroccan restaurant?

Don't forget Chez Omar, near the outskirts of the Marais, for fantastic couscous and ambiance.

Aug 20, 2007
mellospice in France

where to go around E50th area (near 2nd Ave)?

thanks for your recs...looks like montparnasse has outdoor seating....are they small dog friendly?

Aug 17, 2007
mellospice in Manhattan

where to go around E50th area (near 2nd Ave)?

We will be staying in NYC for three nights....looking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner recs. Good food, reasonable prices..Love outdoor seating, sushi, bistro food...looking for suggestions on take away as well.

Thanks in advance.

Aug 17, 2007
mellospice in Manhattan

Dog Friendly bistros

Thanks for all the input....I love New York....!

Jul 24, 2007
mellospice in Manhattan

Dog Friendly bistros

We will be in NYC for three days. We will be staying in the upper East side around 50th and Third. Looking for nice outdoor cafe that we can bring our adorable well behaved small dog. Any ideas?

Jul 22, 2007
mellospice in Manhattan

Recommendations for French macarons?

You will find them at Fromaggio in Cambridge for sure. The man who makes them is French and they taste just like the ones at Laduree. yum.

May 25, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

Hudson super Buffet or the new Super Buffet in Marlboro?

we went to the one in Marlboro last night. It was alright, not great. Highlight was the fresh King crab legs.(the butter tasted like the cheap stuff you have on cinema popcorn) the sushi was adequate. They need to have two sushi chefs, cuz the rate at which people grab at the sushi, and the time it takes the chef to make a platter is not well managed. Very often, the sushi station was empty.

Found some interesting seafood concoctions (a "pie" made of wanton and seafood medly), stuffed clams were OK.

Most of what I had was just OK, not too tasty. Stay away from the crab rangoon if you are expecting good rangoon. I was hoping the chinese string beans would be delicious, but I found them to be bland. I did not try a lot, as I stuck to the sushi and crab legs...People were scooping up truckloads onto their plate....? all you can eat for $12.00.
Would I go again? Maybe in a year or two.

May 06, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

Hudson super Buffet or the new Super Buffet in Marlboro?

I am going to try the new Marlboro location Sat. night. Hope it is good. It is located on route 20 in the same plaza as Staples.

May 04, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

Hudson super Buffet or the new Super Buffet in Marlboro?

I have read positive comments on the board about the Hudson Super Buffet. Has anyone tried the new one in Marlboro, and if so how do the two compare?

May 03, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

Birthday dinner at Sasso tonight

Any suggestions about what to order tonight? There are three of us and we are all foodies and love good wine. We thought we'd try Sasso tonight.... comments are appreciated.

Mar 24, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

on all your advice about Pigalle, is it worth it for Vday......

Ha, just for the update...after all this fuss...our flight from Chicago to Boston has been cancelled so we won't have to worry about the high end prices and the flamenco music at Pigalle tonight. What irony. We shall be stuck at the airport....now we can take your advice and try Pigalle another night other than Vday. It wasn't meant to be. HA HA

Feb 14, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

Isreali Couscous

Wilson Farms in Lexington has it in boxes.

Feb 12, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

on all your advice about Pigalle, is it worth it for Vday......

FYI...Pigalle has lowered the price of their Vday dinner to $140pp. Wonder if they read the chow boards.

Feb 12, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

on all your advice about Pigalle, is it worth it for Vday......

$160.00 is per person!!!! Is it worth it? I don't mind spending that kind of "dough". L'Espalier has had similiar prix fixe for about that, and it was worth it...so I question if Pigalle can pull it off.

Feb 11, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

on all your advice about Pigalle, is it worth it for Vday......

$160.00 is per person!!!!

Feb 11, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

on all your advice about Pigalle, is it worth it for Vday......

My SO is in agreement with a all your recs in reference to a romantic quiet excellent meal I posted a month ago....So we are headed to Pigalle for Vday...$160.00 for five courses without wine pairing...."live flamanco"music..Is it worth it?

Feb 08, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

Why does the Acton/Concord area have NO GOOD RESTAURANTS?

Not so! many of us are very demanding about good food, that is why most of us will travel to get it...Boston, Cambridge,,,etc.

Jan 25, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area

Why does the Acton/Concord area have NO GOOD RESTAURANTS?

Chang An is decent, not great Chinese.
Serafina is hit or miss and even the miss isn't all that great. Can be noisy and service is slow.
Vincenzo's in Concord in fair, large portions, in a noisy room
Aigo doesn't exist anymore. (their foi gras was to die for)
Walden Grill in Concord Center is adequate..if you are looking for something a bit inventive without the expectation it will be pretty decent.
We do need some great places out this way....
BTW, Le Lyonnais is good, much like visiting a family friend in France.

Jan 25, 2007
mellospice in Greater Boston Area