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Dinner With Pastatarian Teen in Paris

Thanks for all these great suggestions. Upscale Italian is fine too. I will look into these and hopefully find some serving a salade au chèvre chaud if not pasta. Tomorrow the picky teen joins us and we are going to Amboise where it seems there are few restaurants that are CH endorsed, but I hope mediocre pizza is not all we will find. We will be in Paris next week. Barberinibee, we would live a recommendation for a good Vietnamese place if you have one.

Aug 03, 2012
jmarlowe in France

Dinner With Pastatarian Teen in Paris

I was hoping that some of you who are so knowledgable about Parisian menus could point me to some specific places, for example Maceo which offers both meat and vegetarian menus. Maceo is of course closed in August.

Jul 31, 2012
jmarlowe in France

Dinner With Pastatarian Teen in Paris

We will be in Paris August 8-13, staying in the 9th near Cadet Metro but planning to hit the general tourist spots. Looking for ideas for dinners appropriate for a family with teens. Our daughter is a picky semi-vegetarian and we do not want to be forced to eat only in Italian restaurants. She would be happy to eat mozzarella/tomatoes and pasta with pesto every night. She does eat shrimp but all other formerly living foods are out. Any suggestions appreciated.

Jul 30, 2012
jmarlowe in France

Seafood purist: Best salmon or oysters in Cannon Beach area?

We are staying in Cannon Beach for two nights and would appreciate recommendations for dinner including simple grilled or cedar-planked salmon as well as fresh oysters in the Cannon Beach/Manzanita/Seaside area. We have eaten in the Ecola fish market and loved the Dungeness crab and steamed clams, but we were hoping to eat a great salmon while we were in the area.

Jul 03, 2011
jmarlowe in Pacific Northwest

Dinner at Mombar Worth a Trip

Three of us ventured from Manhattan to Astoria for dinner at Mombar at my son's suggestion. The host Mustapha couldn't have been more welcoming, and the mosaic "outsider art" decor is worth a trip by itself. Wine and beer were available. It was not crowded at 8pm on a Saturday but it did fill up later. There were a number of specials available including several seafood dishes.

He put down a plate of delicious flaky bread to start (needed a refill on that). We had a mixed appetizer plate of three dips with pita, including hummus, foul and baba gannoush. The eggplant was the best I've had anywhere. We also had sauteed lemony fresh artichoke hearts that were fantastic. For main courses we had a lamb tagine with couscous, steak with rice and stewed vegetables (like the tagine), and a salmon baked in phyllo with vegetables, which was outstanding. Dinner for three including dessert and beer was about $120. We will definitely be returning.

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Mombar
25-22 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11103

May 04, 2010
jmarlowe in Outer Boroughs

Upscale, quiet dinner for grandma's 80th birthday between 20s and Tribeca?

Gramercy Tavern is fabulous but not sure it will cost that much less than Daniel. For a similar but slightly less pricey experience, you might try Braeburn in the West Village at Perry and Greenwich St. It is quiet enough for Grandma's birthday with a creative but not over-the-top take on American food. We went there for Mother's day brunch last year and it was really lovely.

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Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

Braeburn
117 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

Apr 06, 2010
jmarlowe in Manhattan

Anything in Poconos near Union Dale/Carbondale?

It's such a beautiful area, it's a shame that there aren't more places to eat. When we went up there last summer we ate at (and stayed at) Stone Bridge Inn twice and once at Candlelight Inn, both in Union Dale. Although the atmosphere at Stone Bridge Inn was nice, the food and service were mediocre at best and the wine list leans toward a supermarket wine selection. I really don't like a place with overly complicated dishes for the sake of being "fancy." Candlelight Inn was one step above a diner, but it is a better choice in a way. Our innkeeper recommended Bluestone but it was too much of a drive for us at the time. We will be visiting the area again this summer and I hope to find something better. We will definitely try Villa Como and Bluestone Inn this summer, even though it's a long way to go for dinner on dark mountain roads.

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Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant
RR 2 Box 3112, Union Dale, PA 18470

Candlelight Inn
RR 2, Union Dale, PA 18470

Villa Como
PO Box 248, Lake Como, PA 18437

Apr 06, 2010
jmarlowe in Pennsylvania

Anything in Poconos near Union Dale/Carbondale?

We will be spending a couple of weekends near our son's camp in Orson, PA, staying in Union Dale near Elk Mountain. Searches on this site and others have not turned up any appealing choices for dinner. Surely there must be someplace for a good moderate to expensive dinner in that area. Any suggestions?

Jul 03, 2009
jmarlowe in Pennsylvania

Challah

Absolutely Ruthy;s in Chelsea Market.

Feb 07, 2009
jmarlowe in Manhattan