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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

OK… now we'll see who's oldest-:( Does anyone remember Tofonetti's (sp?) in Times Square? I remember going there after a matinee of My Fair Lady…. and being able to order a drink for the first time. (Even tho the waiter asked for ID.)

Sep 02, 2014
Gelaine in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

I remember many fine dinners at Wilkinsons'… but I'm pretty certain they were on York Avenue.

Sep 02, 2014
Gelaine in Manhattan

Jojo lately?

It's difficult to ascertain others perceptions… but I've been there a number of times recently.. and have taken guests who really enjoyed the experience. But then…
I'm an old geezer -:) It's a really laid back experience which might seem dowdy if you're used to the new typical restaurant scene. As far as I'm concerned, I hope
Jojo lasts forever -:) And my favorite is still the chicken with olives.

Aug 30, 2014
Gelaine in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Remember the name but was never there. but I do remember going to The Little Club on East 61st. (Now I go to a doctor across the street -:)

Jul 12, 2014
Gelaine in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Remembered the name! Nyborg and Nelson.
Swiss rest. still escapes me.

Jul 12, 2014
Gelaine in Manhattan
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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

We used to go to a wonderful dim sum place near Kips Bay….. HSF as I recall. Loved their custard dessert tarts which were sold in an adjacent shop. In the rest. they used carts.

Jul 12, 2014
Gelaine in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

There was a great Swedish deli/restaurant in the Citicorp bldg. … and a wonderful Swiss restaurant where my favorites were veal in cream sauce and rosti potatoes.
The Swedish place was always a mob scene at Christmas with people coming to buy gravlax, limpa, etc.

Jul 07, 2014
Gelaine in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

The original Russian Tearoom before it jumped the shark.
And near Elk Candy was Bremen House … the place for
German specialty foods.

Jul 03, 2014
Gelaine in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Parioli something… Romano?? Townhouse in East 80's.
Upscale Italian.

Jun 30, 2014
Gelaine in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Casa Brazil on East 85th Street... in a townhouse.
And in the '70's (I think) there was a great Indian restaurant on East 86th…. Sahib.

Jun 24, 2014
Gelaine in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Ah, Larre's.. A favorite spot when I worked at 56th and 5th…and Luchow's when I lived in the neighborhood. Sigh…
There was a great Chinese rest. on West 13th between 6th and 7th… can't remember it's name.(I knew it in the '60s)Also, the Jon Vie bakery on 6th between 12th and 13th. And if one didn't want to got to top of the 666's there was Stouffer's in the basement. And I'm another who misses Henry Halper and the cucumber , tomato and watercress sandwich. And the Ruc Czech rest. on E. 72nd
St with great weiner schnitzel and poppy seed dumplings.

Jun 17, 2014
Gelaine in Manhattan

Sticky toffee pudding

Many thanks…. but I want to order to serve to guests around
Christmas. Williams Sonoma has an offering…. but….

Dec 03, 2013
Gelaine in Manhattan

Sticky toffee pudding

Is there a good source for this dessert in Manhattan…. or will mail order
do?

Dec 02, 2013
Gelaine in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

JoJo near Lex and 64th may be a little out of the way… but they
have a great lunch for $28….. plus the place is very conducive
for conversation, etc.

Nov 13, 2013
Gelaine in Manhattan

Dinner UES good food,good wine and time to talk

I know it's considered an Old Fogey place... but I always meet old friends at JoJo on East 64h.. Haven't been thrown out yet-:)

Sep 17, 2013
Gelaine in Manhattan

Food near Sloan-Kettering (for lunch)

If they like dim sum Cafe Evergreen on 1st avenue between 73rd and 74th (west side of street) is good. (Used to be at
69th and 1st which was really convenient for Sloan Kettering.
That is, if they'll be on York Avenue.)

Aug 10, 2013
Gelaine in Manhattan

Quintessential NYC (Manhattan) fare

If you're going to the Neue Galerie don't forget to try the
Cafe Sabarsky. I don't think they take reservations so if you want lunch aim for an early time.

Aug 05, 2013
Gelaine in Manhattan

Restaurant 55th and 7th Avenue

My dentist is on that block -:) There's Carnegie Deli...
Redeye Grill (at 56th), Molyvos (Greek.. I gather a tad pricey)
a popular Thai, Topaz, on 56th behind Carnegie Hall.
Probably lots of others....
I've been to Redeye Grill many times with friends. It's large,
decent food, good service.

Jul 17, 2013
Gelaine in Manhattan

Any idea where to get lump crab cakes in New York?

I've never had Baltimore crab cakes -:( But, Dorian, a seafood store on York and 84th and delicious crab cakes. Last time I checked they were $8.50 each but worth it.

Jul 05, 2013
Gelaine in Manhattan

upper east side food shopping

Eli's chicken is good... spoiled me for anything else.

A great fish store is Dorian's on York at 84th Street. She's an alumna of the old Rosedale fish market and has the same pristine standards. Not cheap but worth it. They also deliver.

Jan 17, 2013
Gelaine in Manhattan

Where to Buy Excellent Scallops

You could check with Dorian's: 1580 York Ave # 1 New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-2256 *That's between 83rd and 84th.)

Jul 22, 2012
Gelaine in Manhattan

Upscale breakfast Midtown East?

You might take a look at this

http://www.opentable.com/brasserie

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Brasserie
100 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

Nov 25, 2011
Gelaine in Manhattan

Strange request- Vietnamese, Yorkville, Thanksgiving day lunch

noodles 28 has morphed into something called Ruby Rocks. The menu is on Menu Pages.

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Ruby Rocks
1643 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

Nov 22, 2011
Gelaine in Manhattan

Where can I order some "sides" for take-out on Thanksgiving?

Depending where you're located there's Butterfield Market on Lex and 78... Yura, Madison and 92 or even Fresh Direct on line.

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Butterfield Kitchen
346 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

Yura on Madison
1292 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128

Nov 13, 2011
Gelaine in Manhattan

Decent Italian that delivers UES?

I've only eaten in the restaurant itself... so can't really say. (Our main delivery is chinese and
Indian......)

Nov 09, 2011
Gelaine in Manhattan

Thanksgiving Dinner catering, need some help.....

Butterfield Market is very reliable and has good stuff.

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Butterfield Kitchen
346 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

Nov 08, 2011
Gelaine in Manhattan

Decent Italian that delivers UES?

You might investigate Luna Rossa on East 85th between 1st and 2nd.

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Luna Rossa
347 E 85th St, New York, NY 10028

Nov 08, 2011
Gelaine in Manhattan

fishmonger UES

The fish dept at Citarella is great and about 10 times the size of Dorian's. (She's an alumna of the late great lamented Rosedale.) However all her stuff is top drawer.... can't imagine better crab cakes (even tho I have to take out a loan to buy them -:)

Aug 30, 2011
Gelaine in Manhattan

fishmonger UES

The best fish is at Dorian's on York Avenue....between 83 and 84th. Very expensive and they do deliver.

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Dorian's Seafood Market
1580 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

Aug 30, 2011
Gelaine in Manhattan

FAIRWAY UPPER EAST opens this Wed the 20th at 11am!!!

I've never shopped at Fairway. Can I take my shopping cart? (Can't carry due to neck problems.)

Jul 18, 2011
Gelaine in Manhattan