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The new-new food hall at The Plaza (not Todd English's)

A group, with two kids who are Eloise freaks, are coming this Sunday. We can't afford tea so we were thinking of having lunch in the food hall. Since the expansion is this an okay place to take a group? I can't tell if the seating is beyond counter from the site or the conversations on Chowhound.
Thank you

Jan 28, 2013
jellybell in Manhattan

Dim Sum on Sunday need a place with reservations

Thank you all. I love Dim Sum Garden but it is way to small for a table of 13 and has that bus issue. I think my family will be fine with Imperial or Joy Tsin Lau. Is Imperial Inn significantly better?

Mar 21, 2012
jellybell in Philadelphia

Dim Sum on Sunday need a place with reservations

I am taking 12 people ranging in age from 2.5 to 85 to dim sum at noon this Sunday. (It's not my idea.) Based on those ages a reservation would be nice.

I know Philly isn't as good as NYC or SF so don't worry.

Having read the range of opinions on the the major dim sum joints in Chinatown I am undecided. I thought the reservation options could be a good limiter.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance.

Mar 19, 2012
jellybell in Philadelphia

Hotel Marlowe update

A year ago someone posted asking for restaurants near the Hotel Marlowe in Boston. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/730958

I am looking to update that list. I want something good for Sunday and Friday night next week. Romantic would be nice but I am willing to forgo romance for great food. Seafood is awesome, really good Asian is always appreciated. I am not a huge fan of Italian but any other cuisine is great. Local is fun, good beer/brewery is always a plus. Cheap to expensive. Just not over the top expensive. I have had great food in Boston before and I am sure I will again. Thanks in advance!


Hotel Marlowe Restaurant
25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141

Jul 27, 2011
jellybell in Greater Boston Area

Looking for BYOB with steak and room for 10?

Sorry. CC if possible.

Apr 02, 2011
jellybell in Philadelphia

Looking for BYOB with steak and room for 10?

any ideas? My nephew's birthday is Saturday and he hasn't made a reservations yet.

Apr 02, 2011
jellybell in Philadelphia

I am looking for a Winter Farmer's Market for this Saturday March 12th

Thanks for the suggestions! You're all right that this is a bad time to be localvores

I live in Mt Airy and the Chestnut Hill Growers Market is open, sadly, only every other week. I knew about Clark but didn't know about Rittenhouse and Fitler. Booth Corner's sounds really fun! My sister is in Wayne, so Phoenixville it is. She is really into being outside. Don't ask me why.

Oh and even their winter market beat the two near me to shame. Lucky people who live in Phoenixville!

Mar 10, 2011
jellybell in Philadelphia

I am looking for a Winter Farmer's Market for this Saturday March 12th

My sister really wants to go to one. She usually works on Saturday.

I know Phoenixville is open. Any others? Outdoor would be nicest. Thanks in advance.

Mar 09, 2011
jellybell in Philadelphia

[Ottawa] I need a Saturday night restaurant

A friend has asked me to recommend a place but I have having trouble limiting my search on the board to the city and not the rue. I have the NYTimes 36 hours in Ottawa as a resource, http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/08/26/.... Are those places still open and still recommended? They only have one night. What shouldn't they miss?

Thank you!

Jun 16, 2010
jellybell in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Matzo (or Matzoh) Brie near Mt Airy?

I know I can get it downtown at the Terminal but I don't know where to get it closer to home. Anyone know a good place? Thanks for any suggestions!

Mar 30, 2010
jellybell in Philadelphia

Where to eat after seeing "Julie and Julia?"

I am asking for advice on a reasonable priced French restaurant near a movie theater playing "Julie and Julia"

Almost every review says I will be hungry after I see this movie. I was wondering if anyone had thought about where to eat really good French food after seeing the movie?

I read "My Life in France" and read Julie Powell's blog before it was a book. I loved them both.

Thank you for any advice your can give.

Aug 11, 2009
jellybell in Pennsylvania

Mi Lah Vegetarian?

Has anyone tried it? I just read about it in the Zagat's e-newsletter.


Oct 24, 2008
jellybell in Pennsylvania


This was on a Zagats email. Has anyone been there?

Center City lunch crowds pack Bumblefish, a simple, built-for-speed Japanese cafeteria just off Market Street; an outpost of a bugeoning national chain, it's a budget-friendly option offering raw and cooked creations, many with clever names – how can you not smile over an 'Eeling Groovy Roll or a Livin' La Vida Lobster Roll?
12 S. 10th St.; 215-625-0720


Aug 12, 2008
jellybell in Pennsylvania

Where to find traditional Jewish Bagels

In the Daily New there was a Secret of Cheltenham section and it had a food section that had a bagel place-here's the text.

Rolings Bakery, 7848 Montgomery Ave. Elkins Park
A rare Delaware Valley purveyor of authentic Flatbush bagels. "They're super chewy. You have to like that chewy thing," Green advises. "But they're very, very good."

Here's the link:

Mar 03, 2008
jellybell in Pennsylvania

Breakfast on a Thursday in West Philly

I looked on the board and either I didn't have the right search terms or no one eats breakfast worth talking about in West Philly.

I need a sit down place that nice. I asked one person and they said if I had a car to go to Yock's at 57th and Chestnut for grits. I already know about Marathon and the Diner. What else is out there?

It needs to be open by 8:30.

Thanks for any help you can give!

Feb 07, 2008
jellybell in Pennsylvania

Maoz on Walnut-is it open yet?

I can't tell from the website. Thanks!

Jan 07, 2008
jellybell in Pennsylvania