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Casual lunch near 66th st, west side

I just edited my original question so it will be easier to answer. Thanks!

Apr 30, 2013
michelep in Manhattan

Casual lunch near 66th st, west side

Going to be in NYC for a TV show taping. Looking for a casual place for lunch in the area.
Thinking maybe thin crust pizza/salad with a glass wine.
Trying to stay 20pp before tax/tip
Can be south of 66th st as far down as 50th st.
There will be 2 or 3 people

Apr 30, 2013
michelep in Manhattan

Need a place to "carb up" before Boston half marathon in May

Thanks all for your great suggestions! I will probably make a reservation at one of the "North End" establishments

Feb 25, 2013
michelep in Greater Boston Area

Need a place to "carb up" before Boston half marathon in May

I will be staying in the Waterfront/Seaport area the night before this race,
Willing to travel to North End or anywhere else close by for some good pasta. Any recommendations? Prefer a restaurant that takes reservations.

Feb 24, 2013
michelep in Greater Boston Area

Dinner in the vicinity of 59 E 59 around 5pm this Sunday

Need a place to eat reasonably priced early dinner, willing to walk about 10 blocks in each direction. Open to any type of food.

Dec 28, 2012
michelep in Manhattan

Italian Food near Westin Alexandria

Thanks! Much appreciated

Sep 13, 2012
michelep in Washington DC & Baltimore

Italian Food near Westin Alexandria

Need some recommendations on where to "carb up" before a running event. Will be staying at Westin Alexandria. I am willing to explore a bit as I realize there is not much near the hotel.

Sep 13, 2012
michelep in Washington DC & Baltimore

Lunch near TD Garden-this Friday

Thanks everyone for all of your help! Now I have too see if any of these places take a reservation!

May 02, 2012
michelep in Greater Boston Area

Lunch near TD Garden-this Friday

Looking for a decent lunch spot in the vicinity of TD Garden for this Friday. My only restriction is no Italian food as we have a reservation in the North End for Friday evening..
Any suggestions?

Apr 30, 2012
michelep in Greater Boston Area

Need help with dining on Upper West Side

I am going to a weeknight show at the Beacon
Next month. I need some restaurant ideas for dinner.
I am looking for a casual dining spot for dining before
The show, at approx 6:30pm.
Any ideas?

Aug 23, 2011
michelep in Manhattan

Need informal dining restaurant for North Cove Marina/ World Financial area

Thank you everyone! I appreciate all of your responses. Looks like I may try PJ's or Southwest NY, depending on what kind of food we are in the mood for.

May 25, 2011
michelep in Manhattan

Need informal dining restaurant for North Cove Marina/ World Financial area

Taking 2- 18yr olds on a sailboat ride leaving from North Cove Marina. Any suggestions on an informal restaurant for a bite to eat after the sail?

May 25, 2011
michelep in Manhattan

Hanami- Wont be back Ever!

The owner was very nice about the unusually long wait time. She acknowledged it before we said anything, and even gave us 2-ten dollar gift certificates to come back. I should of said something about the size of the meals, I didn't though, I am somewhat quiet when it comes to complaining,

Dec 19, 2009
michelep in New Jersey

Hanami- Wont be back Ever!

Sorry- I could have sworn I wrote " Hanami" formerly Sunny Garden off Rt 1 in West Windsor

Dec 19, 2009
michelep in New Jersey

Hanami- Wont be back Ever!

Well it was time for the owners to reinvent the wheel on this restaurant that they have owned for a few years .now. Unforttunately for them I will not be back!
The first nght of this new name, new menu and 3 new chefs were last night, a Friday no less. Who opens a new or in this case a "reinvented" restaurant on a Friday. I did ask the owner that and she said she had thought she had it all together! Apparently not as she apologized that it took way to long for our food to come to the table.
Amd now for the food part of the review! The 3 chefs come from NYC establishments such as Nobu, Megu and Mr. Chow. There is a different chef for the Sushi, Japanese, and Chinese part of the menus.
We sit down and 2 of us ordered the won ton soup, different but good. Then we look at the menu and we each pick a dish to share, and almost always we have leftovers anywhere that we go, Tonight was a much different story. We ordered a Grilled Chicken dish with Teryaki and Vegetables, a Grilled Shrimp dish and a noodle dish-mei fun w/ veggies. I must the presentation was very pretty. The food however was finished in 3 bites! The grilled shrimp dish for 22 dollars consisted of 4 shrimp. Yes I said "4" The chicken dish had roughly 3 ounces of chicken along with some veggies, and the noodle dish was a little bigger but not very big. We also received 2 bowls of rice, I mean small bowls which was actually ok.
Gone is the hot tea (maybe you need to ask). There is however a fancy tea menu-cold tea drinks. Gone are noodles and duck sauce, and also gone are the fortune cookies. We were however offered a mint on the way out.
I am not sure how a restaurant like this can survive? My friends wont believe me that I left a little hungry. I am the one that usually has a "doggie" bag . Desserts were not offered to us, but I later looked at the menu given to us on the way out to take home, and there were 3 choices that were about 10 bucks each. I could only imagine that I could take 2 bites and this too would be gone.
So dinner for 3 w/o tip is 60 dollars-2 soups, 3 main entrees, 1 iced tea drink- Wont be back

Dec 19, 2009
michelep in New Jersey

Need help -dining out in and around Jay peak, Vt

Going to this area for the first time on August 29th. We are staying at a condo, and I am certainly not willing to cook dinner on a vacation. Any ideas for dinner? Willing to travel 20 minutes or so to a decent place.

Aug 20, 2009
michelep in All New England Archive

J L Ivy in Princeton

I had a very bad experience here tonight. We were told there was a 25min wait, after 50 minutes we were finally seated. The time was about 8:40pm. It took awhile to get bread. The waiter didtake our order rather quickly although it was about an hour to receive the food. The waiter made some kind of excuse that the chef was too busy. It was Sat night etc.... Then another excuse was that they were only open 90 days and still were ironing out the kinks. Bottom line is that they dont have enough help, and the restaurant is poorly managed. 2hrs and some minutes later we finally were done with dinner. We wont be back anytime soon. The food was average, and overpriced!

Sep 20, 2008
michelep in Mid-Atlantic