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Restaurants near Anatole Hilton in Dallas

I just had the most amazing tasting menu and wine pairing at FT33! I have to say the flavor combinations were unique and perfect. I sat at the chefs table and enjoyed watching them put the menu together. The staff suggested these restaurants to try: Tei-An (Japanese and Soba house), Lucia (northern Italian), the mansion restaurant for modern French, yautia (sushi and yakitori) and Casa Rubia (modern tapas and Spanish). I won't be able to try them because I must go back to FT33. Gavlist thank you for the perfect dining recommendation!

Mar 27, 2014
amsquires in Dallas - Fort Worth

Restaurants near Anatole Hilton in Dallas

FT33 looks great! I was also considering SER Steak + Spirits, Abacus and Belly & Trumpet. Your thoughts?

Mar 20, 2014
amsquires in Dallas - Fort Worth

Restaurants near Anatole Hilton in Dallas

Can anyone help me by updating this post? I'll be in Dallas for 3 nights soon and was looking for something close to the Anatole for dinner - I am thinking tasting menus, someplace with great cocktails, fine dining… I like a good steakhouse, but don't have a huge appetite to tackle those famous bone-in rib eyes. I'll be solo and don't mind sitting at a quiet bar. Nana's is now Ser and Arcodoro Pomodoro is closed. I can't seem to find anything recent on Chowhound. Thanks!

Mar 18, 2014
amsquires in Dallas - Fort Worth

Has anyone eaten at Trevi's at the Omni Championsgate?

We are staying at the Omni Championsgate in Orlando this weekend and I was hoping to find a great spot for dinner close to the hotel. We do have a car and I'll be dining with my 4 year old (not a fan of kid's menus). It would be easiest to have dinner onsite, but if there is something 10-15 minutes away that is worth the trip I would rather travel out and about than to wish I hadn't eaten dinner. We need to have a early dinner around 5:00ish so he's well rested for a day at Legoland. I couldn't find any threads about the Omni or their restaurant Trevi's. Any thoughts? We are open to most cuisines - great bbq, sushi, Italian, seafood...We'll be having lunch at the Ravenous Pig so maybe somewhere that has a tapas or small plates menu for sampling? Thanks in advance for your input.

Sep 13, 2012
amsquires in Florida

A few Charleston questions

We just returned from our trip to Isle of Palms and the surrounding areas. The food was a memorable experience and helped make this wonderful destination a sure spot for future vacations.

Our first night out (adults only): we stopped at The Gin Joint for cocktails. It was a small, dimly lit bar with excellent service and fabulous cocktails. I am not a Gin drinker but these cocktails were an education (not all gin tastes like pine trees) and elegant served in a Coupe Glass that reminded me of my mother's antique glassware. My favorite cocktail was the Paper Dragon. The appetizer menu looked interesting and I’d love to go back to try the food.

We had dinner at FIG in Charleston. It was our group’s favorite meal of the week. Between the three of us we had - Steak Tartare, Chicken Liver Pate and White Shrimp Remoulade appetizers. The steak tartare was my favorite. We enjoyed seafood entrees which were all perfectly cooked and paired with delicious sauces. The potato puree was decadent.

Lunch at Page’s Okra Grill was really delicious and had a homey atmosphere. I had the Fried Chicken which was the best chicken I have ever had. I imagine the secret is this brining technique that I have never been willing to try. I will try it now. So juicy and flavorful inside and crispy (not greasy at all) outside. How is that possible for fried chicken?

Lunch on IOP at Coconut Joe’s was great for the kids and had a decent margarita for my taste. All the “kid’s meals” came with a sand dollar. The coconut shrimp was ok. I enjoyed the soup which was a combination of Jambalaya and Gumbo.

Lunch at Husk was great! She Crab Soup was very good but the Scallop BLT Salad was beyond delicious. Lightly grilled romaine lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, crisp bacon and perfectly cooked and seasoned scallops. Topped off with a Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette. The Orange-Hibiscus-Rose Margarita was tasty. My son had the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with a Field Greens Salad with an apple vinaigrette. He devoured it all! My husband and father had the Black and Blue Burgers and thought they were great. Wish we tried it earlier in our trip because we certainly would have gone back.

We stopped for a late lunch at JB’s Smokeshack on John’s Island. We ordered the buffet but wished we would have tried some of the items on the menu. Again the Fried Chicken was delicious (brining again, I imagine)

Dinner at Anson for the adults. It was just easier to put them to bed early with Grandma and Grandpa and venture out on the town. They were exhausted from all the beach and pool activities. The dinner was very good but not when compared to FIG. I started with the Pork Belly which I have always wanted to try. The table thought it was delicious but it was just too rich for my taste. I enjoyed the Whole Fried Flounder with a side of Roasted Beets, Cherries and Goat Cheese. My brother-in-law thoroughly enjoyed the Bone-In Ribeye which looked like a force to be reckoned with - a huge, juicy piece of beautiful meat. My sister enjoyed the special appetizer that the chef created for a James Beard event - Smoked Salmon, Sliced Potato, Cucumber and a Creme Fraiche + Dill Sauce. Light and delicious. Pecan Pie for dessert was good.

We went to Mt. Pleasant Seafood a few times. First for the shrimp (frozen from Florida and SC) and then for two whole red snapper that we baked in salt. The Mt. Pleasant Farmer’s Market on Tuesday afternoon was wonderful. I picked up some of the most delicious berries, heirloom tomatoes, and fresh corn. We also stopped at the New York Meat Market which my mom said was incredible. She picked up some gorgeous ribeye’s that we grilled. A much better selection than the local Publix grocery stores.

We made several trips to the Kudzu Bakery in Mt. Pleasant. Oh. My. Goodness. We ordered a Brown Sugar Peach Cake for my father’s birthday. It was out of this world delicious. I must find a recipe. Not one crumb left. They do run out by the end of the day so we stopped in the morning on our way to Charleston and purchased baguettes, buttermilk bread, some frozen items for the kid’s like pigs in a blanket, homemade soups and pastas then came back on our way back to IOP to pick them up. The buttermilk bread made delicious french toast. We also had some Oatmeal Coconut Cookies, Muffins and Pastries one morning. We would have loved to try the Key Lime Tart with Dark Chocolate Crust. I bought a Peach Pie but sadly didn’t get to have a piece before it was devoured.

We tried Eli’s Table for Saturday morning breakfast. As we passed Toast we were glad we did not have our hearts set on their breakfast. There must have been 25 people waiting outside at 9:00 and also at 10:00. Eli’s Table had the best breakfast grits ever but unfortunately the smoked salmon benedict didn’t impress me. Cold smoked salmon with a delicate poached egg on top...the egg turned cold really quickly.

I love to take a vacation that offers a variety of wonderful restaurants. Food is my reason to travel. This area was great and I can’t wait to get back and taste

Aug 19, 2012
amsquires in Southeast

Best Indian Food - Orlando

I would say that the Lake Mary restaurant is equally good if not even a little more to my taste. We started with the sampler appetizer and had some deliciously flavored fried eggplant, vegetable samosas, lamb sausage and tandoori chicken, I loved the smoky flavor of the chicken. We had chicken Korma which was tasty as was the chicken tikki masala but the table favorite was the vegetable biryani.

The onion kulcha had a very large dice of onions. I preferred the onion kulcha from the Memories of India in Lake Mary as the onion was chopped fine,

I am often disappointed when I order a medium spice as it was quite mild. Overall very good.

Aug 03, 2012
amsquires in Florida

Best Indian Food - Orlando

I've heard that Memories of India is the best Indian food in the area. Do you know if their sister restaurant Memories of India in Lake Mary is of same quality? We are driving from the Daytona Beach area and weren't sure if we should drive all the way to Turkey Lake to get the best...

Aug 02, 2012
amsquires in Florida

A few Charleston questions

Thanks for all the great recommendations and direction advice. I didn't mean to insinuate charleston restaurants don't receive children well. I like to take the kids to a place that has something else to see while waiting for their meal such as a fish tank or outdoor area.

We will be celebrating my dads birthday and would like to order a special
Birthday cake. Any recommendations - nothing too extravagant but some place that has a good vanilla cake and can maybe decorate to look like a race car? I am not
A fan of Publix cakes though I have friends
That love them...I can always do a whole foods cake

Aug 01, 2012
amsquires in Southeast

A few Charleston questions

Thanks, I missed a couple of those. First time to the area and even looking at the maps I have trouble judging distance. Most of the restaurants I have read about are in HD, Mt. Pleasant, St. Johns and Sullivans. Short drives from 10th on IOP? I am dreaming that FIG and Fat Hen are within walking distance...la la la...

Jul 30, 2012
amsquires in Southeast

Kiawah Island and Charleston

The only thing that could make french fries better would be to fry them in duck fat! Definitely on my list of places to eat...a lot!

Jul 30, 2012
amsquires in Southeast

A few Charleston questions

We will be on IOP mid August traveling with 5 kiddos 18 months - 7 years...we will be early to dinner 5:00-5:30ish. Are there any restaurants you'd recommend that have foodie-ish worthy food AND a relaxed atmosphere for the kids to meander while waiting for dinner. The kids don't require a typical "kids menu" and my 4 year old in particular has a palette that makes his mommy proud. Reservations will be tricky with this crowd. We are open to all the surrounding areas to IOP, Sullivans Island, Historic District. I have read many of your restaurant recommendations on the boards but the kid factor is crucial. Thank you!!

Jul 30, 2012
amsquires in Southeast

A few Charleston questions

I've been perusing the boards on IOP and Charleston. We'll be staying in IOP for a week in August with our families including our parents. Grandparents have offered to watch the kids as we overtired mom's and dad's get out for a night or two. Any recommendations for a nice lounge/bar that makes great cocktails in Charleston? Looking for a nice location with comfy seating that isn't loud or overly crowded. Also, a restaurant on IOP that offers some later dining options (after the kids are in bed 8:30-9ish)

Jul 26, 2012
amsquires in Southeast

jacksonville/ponte vedra

I am going to Ponte Vedra Inn & Club for a girl's trip and looking for some great lounges with wines by the glass/creative cocktails/small plates - maybe with music, brunch spots and restaurants for dinner. Last year we had a fabulous meal at Madure. Looking for foodie quality food AND a nice atmosphere. We love ethnic food. Not crazy about traditional French.

We will probably stop at bb's in San Marco on the way up but wanted to try to stay closer to PV. We would be willing to go to downtown or travel up to 30 minutes for the right spot.

Jul 07, 2011
amsquires in Florida

Off the strip "Italian"

That sounds right, but the photos on their website look fancy...I remember it being very dark and having photos all over the walls?

Dec 04, 2010
amsquires in Las Vegas

Vegas (mini) Report: Bradley Ogden

It's been too long since I've ben to Bradley Ogden, but we had an incredible dinner in their private room. There were 8-10 of us. Service was outstanding and the meal was one of the best.

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Bradley Ogden
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dec 04, 2010
amsquires in Las Vegas

Off the strip "Italian"

Trying to remember the name and address of a great old time Italian restaurant that is off the strip. They have pictures of old vegas entertainers like the "Rat Pack" Does anyone know the place?

Dec 04, 2010
amsquires in Las Vegas

Help a Foodie out! Weekend in Daytona Beach and need some impressive grub!

As a "local" (15 years) I can definitely say that foodie food is rare to find in Daytona. Leanhs's changed locations, but the chef stayed in the orignal location on Beville Rd. The new restaurant is called Taipei Tokyo - Chinese food was really good, but not crazy for the sushi.

The Spanish River Grill is absolutely the best dining experience in the area - just read a post on FaceBook that they made a strawberry infused vodka with basil for martinis http://www.thespanishrivergrill.com. The calamari, flat bread and chocolate bread pudding are my favorites. I've had just about everything on the menu and I've never been disappointed.

For sushi try Shiki on the beach in New Smyrna. The Ahi Nachos are out of this world. http://www.allmenus.com/fl/new-smyrna...

The Deck down under is good for a fish sandwich and beer (not sure if they have microbrews). Its a no frills place with a great view.

Hope you have a good trip.

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Spanish River Grill
737 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

May 23, 2010
amsquires in Florida

Ravenous Pig ,Orlando???

Always make reservations at TRP as far in advance as you can - you won't be disappointed. The mussels are fantastic!

May 23, 2010
amsquires in Florida

Shingle Creek Resort - Primo, K, Ravenous Pig

Thanks, these sound great! Though I do wish Wa had the Funky Monkey's wine list. The Special Menu sounds perfect.

May 21, 2010
amsquires in Florida

Shingle Creek Resort - Primo, K, Ravenous Pig

I am going to be at the Shingle Creek Resort and need a great dinner location. I love Primo and the Ravenous Pig, but really want to stay pretty close to the hotel. I'd like to have a few glasses of wine and don't want to drive too far. Looking for menus similar to these restaurants. Great wines by the glass...possibly tasting menu?

I just read that the two restaurants have a four diamond rating. Any recent news on A Land Remembers (one of my favorite books!) or Cala Bella Bistro located at Shingle Creek?

May 17, 2010
amsquires in Florida

New Smyrna Beach Restaurants

Welcome to Florida fellow New Yorker! Thanks for the tip on Ce La Luna. We will give it a try. There is also a great classic NY Italian restaurant in Ormond Beach - The Italian Village. They used to be in Daytona Beach, but have moved. Excellent garlic rolls, eggplant rollatini...and PIZZA! The best I've had. You may also want to try Pete's Pizza on Nova Rd, Daytona. I haven't been there in years, but have heard they have great pizza.

Sep 23, 2009
amsquires in Florida

Primos in Orlando is booked - Any alternative recommendations?

Thank you so much for offering to contact them on my behalf. That is very kind of you. We are actually cutting our trip short to just the one night. Primo's had v-day blocked out on opentable, but I did call a month prior and they had availability. We just decided to come home on Saturday afternoon.

I know Norman's will be great, but Primos is my new local favorite! Thanks again!

Feb 04, 2009
amsquires in Florida

Primos in Orlando is booked - Any alternative recommendations?

I have heard about Enzo's - we'll certainly give that a try another time. We live about an hour from Orlando, but don't get out very often.

I think to accomplish our goal of parking the car and having a fabulous meal we'll end up at Norman's. I have been for a cocktail and the mini duck burger - delish! Thanks again for the suggestions!

Jan 27, 2009
amsquires in Florida

Primos in Orlando is booked - Any alternative recommendations?

My husband and I will be staying at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Valentines Weekend. I was so looking forward to having dinner at Primos, but it's the Daytona 500 weekend and they have been bought out. Can anyone make a suggestion? I am looking for something close to the Grande Lakes Resort - was looking forward to not driving. I don't want to go to Norman's at the Ritz.. It's fabulous, but a bit more "gourmet" than we are looking for on this trip. Italian is our favorite - something fresh like Primos. A nice place - we haven't been away together since our son was born last year.

Jan 26, 2009
amsquires in Florida

SoNapa Wine Company - New Smyrna Beach

Thanks for the review. My friends and I walked by last night while on our way to the Spanish River Grille which is now open and more fabulous than ever! SoNapa Wine Company had a sign on the sidewalk that they are open Monday - Friday for lunch. We'll definitely give it a try.

Jan 16, 2009
amsquires in Florida

Orlando: Ethnic w/o throngs of tourists?

I agree! I live in the Daytona Beach area and spent the weekend at the Ritz. I had dinner at Primos the first night and reservations at Norman's for the next night. Primos was such an incredible dining experience. Every single item I tasted was delicious and the service was out of this world (ask for Michelle!). It was so good that...I cancelled my reservation at Norman's and went to Primos again (though I did have a glass of wine and the mini duck burger for an appetizer at Normans - DELISH). There aren't many restaurants like Primo in the area - serving ingredients so fresh that they picked them earlier in the day.

Jan 14, 2009
amsquires in Florida

Restaurant Recommendations at/near Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach

My girlfriends and I are going to the Ritz Carlton in Palm Beach for a weekend getaway of pampering - no kids, laundry, cooking or cleaning...just a fun filled long weekend of much needed R & R. I have not been to the restaurants at the Palm Beach Ritz in about 10 years and I didn't see anything listed on the boards about Angle or Temple Orange. I am not sure when the Ritz actually switched from the Grill to these restaurants - would love to know that if anyone knows? We are looking for easy to get to - and close to the Ritz - restaurants for dinner, lunch on Worth Ave. while we are shopping, maybe a nice martini or champagne-type bar, and some input on the restaurants at the Ritz..

I've read about Cafe Boulud and Forte di Aspirnio on the boards. This is along the lines of what we're looking for for meals, but a nice casual cafe with great food and excellent service if fine too. It's real important that the service is great because WE want to be pampered on this trip. Unfortunately Forte is a bit further than we care to go - but if it's really, really worth it, we could make it happen.

Trip is early November - thanks in advance for the input.

Oct 18, 2008
amsquires in Florida

Farm fresh eggs in Orlando area

I went to the Daytona Farmers Market at City Island recently and it really is disappointing. I didn't see any eggs, I spoke with the Fish guy and he didn't have any local fish, standard produce... I also recently visited the Farmers Market at the Flea Market in Daytona. It's certainly not my favorite, but I did pick up some exceptionally good tomatoes (TN) and peaches...with the fuzz still on them! They were delish. I dream about an incredible farmers market with organic produce and something other than carrots and potatoes. I have a 6 month old and have been making his baby food. It's difficult to find a good selection of quality organic produce in Port Orange/Daytona.

I did recently come across an organic farm in Deland:
Planted Earth Vegetables
867 East Kentucky Ave.
DeLand, FL
(386) 837-6855

The owner emails a list of what is available along with the cost. I have not made a purchase yet, has anyone know of them?

Also, I had emailed Grandmother's Farm inquiring about their products and hours, bit I did not receive a response back from them. Have you purchased from them or do you know anything about them?

A

Aug 25, 2008
amsquires in Florida

disney dining?

Bob,

We hadn't eaten at Wolfgang's in a while, but stopped in for a cocktail and some sushi before La Nouba a couple months back. We sat at the sushi bar and it was fine. Still nothing over the top, but packed.

My husband and I just made last minute reservations at the Hyatt Grand Cypress for our 5th wedding anniversary. He isn't as much of a foodie as I am so unfortunately the Epcot food & wine festival events are out…for this weekend. I've seen you mention the California Grill (Contemporary Resort) and Hemmingway’s (Grand Cypress)...would you still recommend both? Also, didn't see mention of the Sushi Bar on the Hyatt G.C.'s website - do you know if it is that still there and wonderful?

Thanks for all the wonderful information that you post!

Sep 24, 2007
amsquires in Florida

grocery shopping at target? [Moved from General Topics board]

I often grocery shop at Super Target. I can never find all that I need in our local Publix Supermarket, so I usually start off at Target because they have better prices. Then move on to the grocery store…possibly the butcher or fish monger…and still complain as I cannot find it all even after going to several stores.

I find their Ruby Red Grapefruit juice is always at least $ 1 - $2 less than the grocery store and we drink a lot of juice. I also find some of their produce to be fresher (I don’t know how) i.e. the bottom of lettuce isn’t brown/red and they have less packaged produce. Their haas avocados are always ripe. They also have some more hard to find produce and seasoning. Their detergent and toiletry items are much less expensive that Publix.

Sep 10, 2007
amsquires in Chains