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Solo Dining in Paris, Reservations Needed?

This was most helpful. I'll be sure to make my reservations in advance. Looking forward to some delicious food when I'm in town.

Mar 28, 2013
waic in France

Solo Dining in Paris, Reservations Needed?

I'm traveling alone to Paris in April. I've scanned the boards and see that reservations are recommended at many restaurants and bistros, but will places make room for a single diner sans reservation? I often eat at the bar of my favorite restaurants without a reservation. Is this common in Paris?

I'm staying in the 4th Arr. Any recommendations for solo dining would also be welcomed. I'm looking for casual, moderately priced restaurants/bistros, specializing in regional French cuisine.

Mar 26, 2013
waic in France

Theater-District after 10PM

Hi,

I'm seeing Cyrano tomorrow, which is a very long play that lets out at 10ish. What are some good places to get a snack or some dessert afterwards nearby? I used to go to Judson Grill to eat at the bar, but that's long gone. But I'm looking for something of that atmosphere.

waic

Dec 10, 2007
waic in Manhattan

Private Room, LES or East Village

I'm planning a party for 15-20 people and am looking for a restaurant that has a private room in the East Village or LES. This would be for a 30 something crowd, mostly locals. Pretty much open to any cuisine except Chinese or Japanese. A place with nice selection of appetizers and sides or snacks would be great. I'm looking to spend anywhere from $50 to $80 per person. I've check this board and THOR sounds like a good place, but how is the food there? Open to all other suggestions.

waic

Nov 07, 2007
waic in Manhattan

Devi?

I hope you haven't gone yet. I went to Devi last week, and was very disappointed. I had the giant prawns and they were very salty. I've never had the fried okra before, but I don't think they were properly prepared. They looked like dried shavings that were cold and shriveled up. Many of the dishes or elements of dishes on the menu are redundant. (Appetizers that are similar to entrees, sauces and chutneys that are the same from dish to another, etc.) Also, the menus themselves were printed on office card stock and had typos. On the positive side, the noise level was low, and you could have a decent conversation. Also, the halibut was nicely cooked and flavored. All in all, a real disappointment.

Nov 04, 2007
waic in Manhattan

Street Cart, formerly at Hester and Elizabeth

thanks. I've been craving it.

Sep 24, 2006
waic in Manhattan

Restaurant supply store

There's a good restaurant supply store on Division Street called Sunrise Kitchen Supplies at 41 Division. It's smaller than the ones on the Bowery but they are well-stocked, clean, inexpensive and has better service than most Bowery places.

Sep 24, 2006
waic in Manhattan

Street Cart, formerly at Hester and Elizabeth

Does anyone know where the street cart that use to be at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Hester Street has gone? They made these deep fried vegetables with fish batter. There was always a line of people. They've been gone for months.

Sep 23, 2006
waic in Manhattan

SF Chowhounder Looking for Recs in NYC

I had a light snack at momofuku two days ago. I went at around 2:30 and there were plenty of seats. It's a good place to go for the snacks (I had steamed buns and pickled vegetables). I thought the food was alright.

I'm not as noodle-starved as some other people because I live in Chinatown. But if noodles are what you're after, I think you could do better in Chinatown.

And for Greek, I'm not sure if Snack is still open, but I had a nice dinner there a couple years ago. It's on Thompson Street.

Sep 23, 2006
waic in Manhattan

Fried Chicken

I've been looking for the best fried chicken too and seem to come up short everytime. I like Popeyes for cheap and fast, but it's just not as good as good can be.

A friend suggested Cornerstone Grill in tribeca. I haven't been there yet because I'm suspicious that they use skinless chicks. And then, I'm also looking to try Pollo Campero, a Guatemalan fried chicken place out in Queens.

I would also like to have amazing fried chicken with nice cold beer, but can't find the superlative place for both.

W.

Sep 23, 2006
waic in Manhattan

Fresh Guava

Anyone know where I can buy fresh guava in the city? I found the larger grapefruit size guavas with the white flesh in Chinatown. But I'm looking for the smaller golf-ball sized ones with the red flesh. Mail order is okay too.

I already checked the places mentioned in the post from 10/03 and no luck.

Waic

Aug 26, 2006
waic in Manhattan