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Lunch deal rec

I actually didn't limit my question to prix fixe but I'm looking (and got many good recs) to places where you usually need a rich uncle or a hefty expense account at diner and you can get a great VFM at lunch. I can do with festive places but I hate putting on a costume (like Bouley asks you to do at lunch). I'm not looking for a top notch resraurant to allow me in with shorts and sneakers but I want to feel comfortable and not dining with a jacket on.
Thanks again for all good recs so far.

Aug 08, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Lunch deal rec

Thanks.
I've been to Babbo last time a year ago and they were very rude and also the food was not at par with the deal at del posto.
I will look at the other places.

Aug 07, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Lunch deal rec

Thanks.
What do you all think of Brushstroke lunch deal ?
I went to lunch at 15east 2 years ago and left the place hungrier than before.

Aug 06, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Lunch deal rec

No jacket required?

Aug 06, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Lunch deal rec

Thanks. I've been there and the food is good but the atmosphere is so damn quiet I was afraid to breath (same as Bouley).

Aug 06, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Lunch deal rec

Jeans and dress shirt is ok
I'm saving my sneakers to Per Se....

Aug 06, 2015
icorem in Manhattan
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Lunch deal rec

Hi all
I'm looking for a lunch deal recommendation but I want a place that accept casual attire.
I love Bouley deal but I can't stand the need for jacket and the snobby attitude.
I love the Del Posto deal but I've been there 4-5 times so I'm looking for something new.
Prefer places below midtown. Any cuisine goes.
Thanks in advance.

Aug 06, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

steak in a non steakhouse

Thanks Kathryn
I had it on my short list but read some recent bad reviews.
I'm leaning towards Costata but that changes daily....

Aug 06, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

steak in a non steakhouse

Turnoffs - you described it better than me - "dingy/old-man-centric variety".
Old world feeling with grumpy old waiters and heavy old world decor.
I used to like a lot places such as Peter Luger and Keen's and I can't say any bad word on their meat but I'm looking for something more buzzy and fun.
I had one good meal some 2 years ago in American cut after their oppening but a few months later I came back for a very average meal.
Thanks for all other recs - I will go yelping these places.

Aug 05, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

steak in a non steakhouse

Hi all
I try to go to at least one place that serve a good steak during my annual visit to NYC. I don't like traditional steakhouses so I'm looking for a non-steakhouse. I've been to Minetta tavern which is great but i'm looking for something new and preferably trendy. I'm not limited to any arae but prefer places below midtown (we stay around west soho).
What about Costata or Chef's club ? Any other good option ?
Thanks in advance.

Aug 03, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Lyon - for late Friday dinner

Hi
I'm looking for a place that will accept dinner reservation for a Friday 11PM. I prefer a brasserie with varied menu and not any Michelin starred spots.
Thanks in advance to all repliers.

May 26, 2015
icorem in France

Any NY dim sum close to HK DTF ?

Forgive my ignorance but XLB is not the type of dim sum that come from the Shanghai area ?
Any way - find me that kind of XLB in NYC and I'm a happy dude...

Mar 22, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Any NY dim sum close to HK DTF ?

Yes I mean Din Tai Fung and I'm looking for both - they do excellent XLB and dim sum altogether.

Mar 22, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Any NY dim sum close to HK DTF ?

Hi
After years of eating dim sum while traveling to NY in various places , I've been to Hong Kong and had dinner at DTF.
This place is, in my opinion, in a totally different league.
Can someone refer me to a NYc place with food that is close in its level to DTF ?
Thanks in advance to all repliers.

Mar 22, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Where to get large McCormick containers

Sounds good. Thanks

Mar 20, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Where to get large McCormick containers

Thinking again - BJ like costso is a membership only store correct ?
If that's the case - it's not good for me...

Mar 20, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Where to get large McCormick containers

Thanks.
I will look for either a BJ nearby or I will order some at Amazon as someone suggested.

Mar 20, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Lunch Prix Fixe

Still, the 2 best rewarding deals in town for my 2 cents are Bouley and Del Posto ( yes the price went up but you get a lot for what you pay...)

Mar 18, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Where to get large McCormick containers

Thanks for all replies so far.
No kosher isn't the thing here but rather my friend who used to live a few years ago in the US is in love for some reason with mccormick grill mates series...

Mar 18, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Where to get large McCormick containers

Hi all
I'm after the 29oz. McCormick containers while visiting to Manhattan (need to schlep these for a friend in Israel ).
I don't have a Costco card so where else I can find these around town ?
Thanks in advance to all repliers.

Mar 18, 2015
icorem in Manhattan

Breakfast marylebone area

Thanks for the reply.
I wasn't too precise - since the Montcalm hotel is near marble arch and I'm looking be within walking distance - so I'm looking for either south Marylebone or north Mayfair - all within walking distance from marble arch. thanks

Sep 16, 2014
icorem in U.K./Ireland

Breakfast marylebone area

Hi
We will be staying at the Montcalm later this September and looking for places for light breakfast with a good coffee around that area.
I don't like hotels breakfast for their steep cost and the "too much food" factor.
Thanks in advance to all repliers.

Sep 16, 2014
icorem in U.K./Ireland

15 east - suffering any downturn ?

I have a reservation for Saturday to 15 east but I'm getting negative vibe from some recent reviews I've read. Do I have to look elsewhere for a sushi omaksase for Saturday 7PM ?

Jul 08, 2014
icorem in Manhattan

Breakfast around west 50s

Hi
Looking for a breakfast spot - coffee shop or deli near the London hotel which is 54 & 7av.
Thanks in advance to all repliers

Jul 05, 2014
icorem in Manhattan

Looking for dining spots in Munich

You got it right.
Any recommendations ?

Feb 28, 2014
icorem in Europe

Looking for dining spots in Munich

Hi
Traveling in May to Munich for a few days. I'm looking for non-traditional places mainly within walking distance drom altstadt/stachus areas but can travel a few tram stops as well.
I'm trying to keep budget for starter+main at no more than 50 euro a head for dinner.
Thanks in advance to all repliers.

Feb 26, 2014
icorem in Europe

Love Strip House, looking for something new. Suggestions?

Liza
From all those names I prefer BLT prime. American cut received some good words lately but I haven't been there yet.

Dec 29, 2013
icorem in Manhattan

L'Artusi vs. Dell'Anima vs. I sodi

Hi
Looking for a lively Italian place around village area and i came up with those 3 candidates out of which i've been only to L'artusi and liked it. One of us doesn't eat pork and shellfish and prefer red meat over fish so we prefer a place that has some meat on its menu or on its usual specials.
what would you choose with budget fits those kind of places or any other good place recommended ? Thanks in advance.

Dec 28, 2013
icorem in Manhattan

Late January itinerary

Thanks a lot Gordon
I'll probably try LV for Italian and go for Minetta as I've been to Craft before (and loved it).
As for hiend Asian - I'll look into your recs
And as for breakfast we are in town only for 3 weekdays and we need just a coffee and bagel place - no fancy breakfast guys we are.

Dec 23, 2013
icorem in Manhattan

Late January itinerary

I looked at Costata's menu and I don't see much of a difference between a regular steakhouse menu (Oysters,Caviar,meat etc.) beside some pasta dishes. I mentioned Minetta tavern for an option as I wanted a non-steakhouse place (food,decor and people ...)

Dec 23, 2013
icorem in Manhattan