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Telepan, Tailor, Dennis Foy, The Little Owl, Allen & Delancey, Irving Mill, Blue Hill

do yourself a favor and go to Allen & delancey
great food, cool bar, nice decor.....one of this years jewels in nyc

Nov 28, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

HOBOKEN [Moved from Manhattan board]

thanx robin.. i assume you live/lived there....awesome! im going out there tomorrow or monday. :)

Aug 23, 2007
Zion in General Tristate Archive

Port Wash./Roslyn/Great Neck

wow! great, thank you that was really informative....

Aug 21, 2007
Zion in General Tristate Archive

Port Wash./Roslyn/Great Neck

Any good restaurants there? HELP. thanx a lot guys.....

Aug 21, 2007
Zion in General Tristate Archive

HOBOKEN [Moved from Manhattan board]

Hello...what are your favorite restaurants in Hoboken? on what street?
Thanx........

Aug 21, 2007
Zion in General Tristate Archive

Williamsburg EATS!

I need help from my fellow Chowhounds.....When it comes to Brooklyn, is Williamsburg a good lunch/dinner destinations for Manhattan peeps like myself? What restaurants a re cool there, like Planet Thai etc...Would you recommend another BK hood with good restaurants? Please name a few if so...Thanks guys. ($40-70 for 2 people)

Aug 21, 2007
Zion in Outer Boroughs

Wakiya (@ the Gramercy Park Hotel)

I totally feel for your experience there...wow! amateur show! the phone exchange is sometimes the guests first contact with a restaurant and thus must be stellar, and this example was anything but....is this what is expected from nobu managment? i am yet to hear a possitive experience but in hospitality and culinary!

Aug 05, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

Wakiya (@ the Gramercy Park Hotel)

Dinner for 4 at Wakiya last night....quick drinks, good wine service, attentive staff, friendly greet. Here is where the concept comes short...the portion/price/flavor profile was off. The server mentioned "family style" yet we had to order a total of 6 entree and 2 desserts (4 people) and we were still hungry after dinner. Im talking all 4 of us needed a pizza or something! Some of the dishes were literally 4-6 bites with less than 2 oz. of protein. Standouts of these were the soft shell crab and the pekin duck. HINT- stay away from the lobster/chicken combo!! its a scam. False advertizing at its best, with a plate overflowing with red peppers, that look from a far like marinated chicken or beef, yet are pure garnish, not meant to be eaten. 15% of the contents on the plate can be eaten, and the tempura was soggy and lacked taste. So.....Dont go with an appetite, or definatelly order about 3-4 dishes per person to be satisfied. Decor was nice, music was right, unisex bathrooms are a surprise considering the space they have. $300 for 4 people without tip with $110 of it in wine. One last note that left a sour note was that after dinner you are not allowed in to the rose bar, not even for an after dinner drink. never seen that...and i was with 3 hot women! after having a drink at the "lobby bar" management asked us if we wanted to go in yet it was a clear NO at first...weird..

Jul 31, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

What do Chowhounds do for a living (besides eat of course)? [old]

hi lesley.. write about food or restaurants in the city anytime? food detective here!

Jul 30, 2007
Zion in Not About Food

2007 Big Apple BBQ Block Party

the only ones with chicken or any non pork option!! :(

Jun 10, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

What do Chowhounds do for a living (besides eat of course)? [old]

good for you chrystal.....love all the stories here on this post....myself, im a restauranteur in manhattan who spends 60% of my extra $$ on food experiences.....so many in the city....its 50% research, 50% love for the culinary arts....

Jun 06, 2007
Zion in Not About Food

Mercat....y ole!

cool...i was there wednesday....now we have 2 good options on bond...along with bond st sushi!

Jun 01, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

Mercat....y ole!

finally! someone did it right. this restaurant takes the lead in spanish cuisine in the city. sorry boqueria, but mercat is the real thing. food, atmosphere, music, wines, location! i guess it really took a spanish crew to create a spanish vibe after all....get the bunuelos, the patatas bravas, fried egg and mushroom plate, the churros, damn it, get a cheese plate!!! it was all good.

Jun 01, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

Tasca? Ostia?

tasca was a let down
small portions, bland flavor, high prices, so-so service, loud acoustics...other than that is was fabulous! :(

Mar 07, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

What happened to Cafe Habana?

thanx lindsay.....good, i got scared for a while there....love that spot! maybe sunday brunch...

Mar 06, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

What happened to Cafe Habana?

i heard it was 86ed. that would suck, and they are always packed so i dont see how...unless their lease was up....

Mar 05, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

What happened to Cafe Habana?

Anyone know what happened to this great spot? so much fun there.....

Mar 05, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

Craftsteak

loved? what happened?

Mar 04, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

Best New York Pizza in SF/Oakland?

exactly. Im looking for real new york style. greasy, cheesey thin crust heaven...looks like its between Gioia, Lanespitter, PITS and Arinell....

Mar 04, 2007
Zion in San Francisco Bay Area

Pizza Party

sounds good to me...its not for everyone, but for airports, train stations etc 24 hour places could be $$$$$ time.....
anyone know the company/vending people that do this?

Mar 04, 2007
Zion in Features

Best New York Pizza in SF/Oakland?

thanx! great info

Mar 03, 2007
Zion in San Francisco Bay Area

TASCA

Why? why cant anyone do Spanish cuisine right!!!??

I understand that they just opened, i can look passed the poor layout of tables, the extremely cold red wine by the glass, the 5 minutes sitting without menus, the dropping off food at the wrong table..(twice!) ....but when you hear the hype and you hope that finally someone has done it right (in the kitchen) then you are upset when you are once again overcharged for under-performed food.

The American belief that tapas are just "Expensive finger food" is highlighted here in a $100 meal that left me hungry. I almost needed a pizza after dinner...not good.

Suprisingly, the best part culinary wise was the paella, a hard dish to make well, but the gambas al ajillo were a dud, so were the boquerones, and 2-3 other tapas we got. my girl liked the short ribs in red wine sauce. they looked good (for meat eaters!) Over all too expensive for what we got and flavors did not work. Sad, because i thought we finally had a good Spanish restaurant in NYC. I guess i might just have to do it myself......

Boqueria is still # 1 here in NYC, by default.

Mar 03, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

Best New York Pizza in SF/Oakland?

Anyone know of a real New York Pizza place in the San Fran Oakland area? HELP!!!

Mar 03, 2007
Zion in San Francisco Bay Area

Degustation tonight

any rec's? first time. sounds good......thanx

Feb 09, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

WOK

what is everyones favorite wok place. i mean wok prepared food. not necesarily in chinatown.....

Feb 09, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

Brunch in Union Square/Gramercy area?

friend of a farmer in gramercy # 1! for the real brunch type of feel, like a homey eggs cooked and served in a hot skillet brunch!!!

Feb 09, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

Dessert Spot or Bakery Suggestions

tisserie on union square. a one stop shop for all your bakery needs! dont miss it!!!!

Feb 09, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

Restaurant Week

thanx bu...i ate there the day before restaurant week (coincidence) the salmon burger is delicios!!! try it

Jan 25, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

Per Se price increase

I agree with O&P. restaurants need consistency and frozen gives u that. size, fry temp, color, etc... the taste profile does not change that much. At the end of the day, the quality of the potato it came from is more important. (frozen idaho vs fresh new hampshire)

Jan 25, 2007
Zion in Manhattan

Restaurant Week

Bar crawl? no way....Restaurant Crawl!!!!!
Since day 1, ive been going at it non-stop....Le Perigord, Aquavit, Craftbar, Alto...tomorrow Kittichai...and who knows what on Saturday.
Any suggestions? im going to a different one EVERY day until its over. Its a Jewish foodie dream come true..haha!

Jan 25, 2007
Zion in Manhattan