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edgey NY restaurant for mom and 21 yr old daughter

My daughter and I are in New York for 5 nights during spring break. I'm looing for trendy restaurants with wonderful food. I need one night close to the theater. We're from LA (she's a Berkeley) so looking for fun atmosphere. She loved Tao last time she was here. Also went to Blue Fin before a show--we'd like something different. Afriend suggested Ca Va? Also Beauty and Essex?
Thanks!

Feb 09, 2012
DFD in Manhattan

georgetown restaurant for college kids

looking for a fun hip restaurant in georgetown for college kids on easter break... atmosphere most important...not too pricy

Apr 04, 2010
DFD in Washington DC & Baltimore

restaurants in tarrytown new york

i'm staying in tarrytown this coming week. any good restaurants in the area?

Apr 04, 2010
DFD in New York State (exc. NYC)

Where to buy Medjool Dates?

Shields in Indio. They ship.
They also have the best date shakes in the world. They don't ship the shakes.

May 07, 2008
DFD in Los Angeles Area

Help! I need take out in Pasadena

This is a no brainer---Kitchen for Exploring Foods.

May 07, 2008
DFD in Los Angeles Area

5 Meals 2 Days in Pasadena Area (Best of...)

We have some great interesting restaurants in Pasadena. Parkway Grill is always a favorite "stand by." 561 Green is really great and fun. It's near the Playhouse, so out of Old Town. It's part of the Culinary Institute. I also LOVE Tre Venezie, also on Green, but in Old Town--small northern Italian. Crepevine is small and sort of New Yorkish--people here like it because it's different. It's down an alley and a little difficult to find, fun and casual--kind of Balthazar--sort of--much smaller.
As for South Pas--they're trying. Bistro de la Gare is right near the metro and fun on Thursdays because of the farmer's market. It's hit or miss. I'd pass on Briganti and I've never liked Mike and Anne's. 750ml is also on Mission and I've had some good meals there--great wine list. The Raymond House is also in So. Pas. It's very good and in an old craftsman house. Lots of charm. Shiro has great food, but the atmosphere is so miserable, I rarely go.
Julienne's is in San Marino. It's best for lunch. Sorriso is also good for lunch--outside.

May 07, 2008
DFD in Los Angeles Area

Birthday Dinner in Disneyland

I took my 7 yr old and 3 of his friends to Disneyland for his birthday weekend. They all just loved the Rainforest Cafe. They loved the drinking glass with the flickering lights. They loved all the animals. It was really a hit. They prefered it to Blue Bayou. Blue Bayou was dark and they couldn't really walk around. Rainforest Cafe has moving animals and fish tanks.... Make a reservation--otherwise it's an hour and a half on the weekend. Have a great time. It was a great weekend for all of us!

May 07, 2008
DFD in Los Angeles Area

Lunch with the ladies--knock my socks off!

Going to lunch with a group of women for our monthly book club meeting. We're all from Pasadena. The point of our book club is not only to read the book, but try new and exciting restaurants we might not otherwise get to---fun, hip, great food and exciting atmosphere. No Chinese (Unless it's something like Tao in NY) and we just did Mexican (Tamayo--and loved it)--we've exhausted Pasadena and don't want to go all the way to the Westside.
Thanks!!!

May 06, 2008
DFD in Los Angeles Area

Artistic cakes in Pasadena, please

There is a bakery next to The Kitchen for Exploring Foods that would knock anyone's socks off--on Colorado just past the bridge, towards Glendale (Pasadena). Can't think of the name. The Kitchen can make anything and everything too. Puts EuroPane to shame.

May 06, 2008
DFD in Los Angeles Area

Nick & Stef's or Zucca before an opera? HELP!!

My husband and I are taking clients out to dinner and an opera. Both Patina and Cafe Pinot are closed for private parties. We need to go to a Patina Group restaurant (long story) so that leaves me with Zucca, Nick and Stef's or Kendall's. The clients are somewhat formal. I need both atmosphere and food--no concern for price. The Opera is at 7:30 end of May. Zucca has I nice patio (I think?) but across town. Any advice would be greatly greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

May 01, 2008
DFD in Los Angeles Area

Tea at the Plaza

Just got back from NY and Tea at the Plaza. It was the highlight of my daughter's trip (second to River Cafe). Tea, without champagne is $60--with champagne is $80. The tea itself was the best tea I've ever had--apple spice. Started with tea sandwiches, then scones, then a large dish of blueberries, strawberries and blackberries--with fresh cream, then desert. Truly wonderful. My daughter is 16 and she loved every minute of it.

Apr 08, 2008
DFD in Manhattan

Cool/Hip restaurants for 18 yr old daughter?

Looking for "cool/hip" restaurants, that an 18 yr old, who loves good food, would enjoy. We're in the city for 3 nights. No budget.
Thanks!

Apr 08, 2008
DFD in San Francisco Bay Area

Best desert in Manhattan?

After dinner--where can we go that will knock our socks off???? Taking my 18 yr old daughter to Manhattan for a 5 days. Going to Tao, Lupa (or Butter), Blue Fin, Stanton Social and River Cafe. Also Tea at the Plaza. We're on L.A. time and are thrilled to be in the city--so out late. Did I miss anything?
Thanks!

Mar 23, 2008
DFD in Manhattan

Review for Butter?

Can't find any reviews. Anyone know a link or personal experience? Thanks so much!

Mar 23, 2008
DFD in Manhattan

Lupa or Butter

Trying to decide on Lupa or Butter for dinner with my 18 yr old daughter. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Mar 22, 2008
DFD in Manhattan

Tea at the Plaza

Has anyone had the tea menu at the Plaza? I'm taking my 16 yr old daughter to New York and thought she might enjoy it--especially since it's "the Plaza." I'm also thinking of taking her to Eleven Madison Park for lunch. She loves good food as much as I do. Hard Rock Cafe is not her thing. Any thoughts?

Mar 09, 2008
DFD in Manhattan

Special lunch with an older woman

My daughter and I will be staying with a family friend in New York. We would like to take her to a wonderful lunch. I think her health may prevent her from going out at night, so I thought lunch would be the best idea. She's an elderly (80s) wealthy woman who has lived in New York most of her life. We really want it to be very special. We're thinking of Jean George or L'Atelier. Any ideas or suggestions?
Thanks!

Mar 08, 2008
DFD in Manhattan

"Cool" restaurant for teenager?

My daughter (18 yrs) and I will be in New Yor (from LA) for 5 nights in March. We're looking for great food with fun hip atmosphere. My daughter loves good food as much as I do. Our last trip we went to Tao and she was in heaven. We also did River Cafe (walked across the bridge) and Blue Fin. She loved the roof top bar at the Penn. (soda for her).
I was thinking of Lupa, Stanton Social, Del Posto... any ideas?

Feb 25, 2008
DFD in Manhattan

Mendoza - Dinners near Cavas Wine Lodge?

So did you purchase the "all inclusive" or make the plans on your own? I've heard that the "all inclusive" includes a variety of restaurants?? Which would you recommend?

Jun 27, 2007
DFD in Latin America & Caribbean

1789 or Komi

So now I'm set for Komi on my last night. The night before I have a res. for Central. Should I change that to 1789? My first night--Father's Day (Dad's at home watching my other kids)--OEG or Dino's or Zaytinya?
Thank you!

Jun 07, 2007
DFD in Washington DC & Baltimore

1789 or Komi

Sound like great suggestions. I don't know where Cleveland Park is? Close to DC?
We're not big steak eaters, nor oysters. But thaty's about it. We LOVE Italian.
I'll take all the suggestions you have!
We're staying at the Hay Adams, without a car.

Jun 05, 2007
DFD in Washington DC & Baltimore

1789 or Komi

Any suggestions?

Jun 05, 2007
DFD in Washington DC & Baltimore

1789 or Komi

It sounds kind of neat. Another option I just found is Zatinya's?

Jun 05, 2007
DFD in Washington DC & Baltimore

1789 or Komi

My first night is on Father's Day, so I think I may be very limited. I know in LA, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day etc--the food is usually at it's worst and the prices are at their highest. That's why I thought of OEG. Any suggestions?

Jun 05, 2007
DFD in Washington DC & Baltimore

1789 or Komi

Thanks for all the wonderful posts. It sounds like both 1789 and Komi are good choices. I have a reservation at Komi for my last night.
After reading the reviews of Central, I'm thinking of canceling and booking a table at 1789. I only have 3 nights. The first will be at the Old Ebbitt Grill (the day we get in to Washington.) Palena sounds wonderful too, but I've heard no reservations? Any thoughts?

Jun 05, 2007
DFD in Washington DC & Baltimore

1789 or Komi

I'm taking my very mature 15 yr old daughter to Washington for 3 days this month. We are Chowhounds from LA and really want a DC experience.

On my last night, should I book 1789 or Komi?

For the other nights, my girlfriend recommended Clyde's, Me Too, Central and Zaytinya.
I've heard "Me Too" is VERY cool, but I'm really looking for atmosphere and good food.

Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

dfd

Jun 04, 2007
DFD in Washington DC & Baltimore

3 nights in DC with a 15 yr old

I'll be in Washington DC with my daughter (first time--graduation present) and am looking for great food, great atmosphere--something to knock her socks off. I'm not looking for something "kid friendly"--she loves good food as much as I do.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

May 29, 2007
DFD in Washington DC & Baltimore