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High end client lunch for a foodie close to 101 California Street? [San Francisco]

Thanks guys!

Feb 05, 2014
jranen in San Francisco Bay Area

High end client lunch for a foodie close to 101 California Street? [San Francisco]

Looking for recommendations for a great lunch to take a client within walking distance of 101 California Street which is not a steakhouse. Decor is important as well. Thanks!

Feb 04, 2014
jranen in San Francisco Bay Area

Best sushi experience in Mid-Town?

I'm a serious foodie and am taking a client out to lunch in NYC. The client is located at 222 West 44th Street.

I would appreciate recommendations on the best sushi restaurants in the immediate area. Décor is not important to me but very high end fish with renowned sushi chefs is what I'm going for. Price is irrelevant. I live in Los Angeles so the bar for sushi is set pretty high.

Thank you!

Jan 23, 2014
jranen in Manhattan

Two nights in Palm Springs

For the first time we will be spending two nights in Palm Springs. My wife and I are foodies and looking for recommendations on top restaurants ( not steakhouses) near the Parker hotel where we are staying. Thanks!

Nov 23, 2013
jranen in California

Non-Steakhouse Recs in the Financial District?

I'm a foodie and am taking out a group for dinner in the Financial District. Client is on Water Street. We are looking for a foodie-oriented (or at least fine dining) NON-steakhouse option. Thanks!

Feb 14, 2013
jranen in Manhattan

Best Soup, Mid-City?

What is the best non-Korean soup place in mid-city Los Angeles, say, from Larchmont west to La Cinega, Melrose, South to Wilshire? Thanks!

Oct 27, 2012
jranen in Los Angeles Area

Howell Mountain

Looking for recs for Howell Mountain vineyards to visit. I already have a reservation at O'Shaughnessy and looking for one more. Thanks!

Oct 07, 2012
jranen in San Francisco Bay Area

Top Restaurants Near Grand Central Station Please

Thank you.

May 14, 2012
jranen in Manhattan

Best Foodie, Non-Steakhouse Restaurant for Lunch Downtown

Taking out some clients in the financial district on Water Street for lunch. I don't want to do a steakhouse and would prefer a noteworthy foodie experience. Does this exist? All recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

May 13, 2012
jranen in Manhattan

Top Restaurants Near Grand Central Station Please

I am seeking recommendations on top dining spots in close walking distance to Grand Central Station. I am taking a client out to dinner who will be taking the train home later that night. Thank you very much for everyone's time.

May 13, 2012
jranen in Manhattan

Need Recs for 2 Dinners and Lunches in St. Helena

Any thoughts on vineyards to visit in the St. Helena and Calistoga area? I currently have a reservation for a library tasting at Chateau Montelena. Thanks!

Jan 22, 2012
jranen in San Francisco Bay Area

Need Recs for 2 Dinners and Lunches in St. Helena

Thanks everyone for the helpful and consistent advice.

Jan 22, 2012
jranen in San Francisco Bay Area

Need Recs for 2 Dinners and Lunches in St. Helena

We are staying at the Harvest Inn in February and are seeking recommendations for two fine dining dinners and two interesting lunches for our trip in or near the St. Helena area. We have never stayed in St. Helena before, but to give you an idea of what we like, the last time we stayed in Yountville we dined at Ad Hoc, Bistro Jeanty, Bottega, and Brix.

The restaurants are currently consider are Tra Vigne, Terra, Farmestead, Cook (lunch), and Taylor's Refresher (lunch). We would love to be close to our hotel for dinner. Would also like a gourmet sandwich shop for one of our lunches. Thank you!

Jan 21, 2012
jranen in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Sandwich in Pasadena?

I am picking up Christmas lights at STATS today on South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. Would like to sit down and have a nice sandwich before then -- all types/ethnicities are in the mix. All recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Dec 03, 2011
jranen in Los Angeles Area

Fine Dining on the Upper East Side

I'm coming out next week from California. Besides Daniel (which would be my top choice but is booked), what are the 2011 options for the top fine dining restaurants on the UES? I want to stay away from Italian and any steakhouses. Thank you.

Nov 05, 2011
jranen in Manhattan

Business Lunch in Sherman Oaks or Encino

Looking for a high end (non-steakhouse) recommendation for a business lunch in either Sherman Oaks or Encino. Thank you.

Nov 03, 2011
jranen in Los Angeles Area

Best Business Lunch in Tribeca?

I'm taking about 8 clients out to lunch near their office in Tribeca on Greenwich Street. I possibly might want a private room. Any thoughts? Thank you.

Oct 15, 2011
jranen in Manhattan

Where to buy bagels and lox for a large party?

Thanks everyone for the responses. I ended up purchasing a lox platter from Bagel Broker on Beverly and Fairfax. Amazing quality lox and all the fixin's for $11 per person. It was a hit.

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Bagel Broker
7825 Beverly Blvd 5, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Sep 18, 2011
jranen in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy bagels and lox for a large party?

I need to buy a set of bagels, lox, capers, onions, cream cheese, etc. to bring to a tailgating party on Saturday morning. It would also be nice if I could also buy some Jewish pastries.

I live in Larchmont Village, but my normal standby, Sam's Bagels, doesn't do a good job on anything but bagels and I need to slightly class it up for this crowd.

Any recommendations in the mid-city area?

Thank you.

Sep 16, 2011
jranen in Los Angeles Area

Best Bagels in SoHo?

Thank you everyone. This is very helpful.

Jul 11, 2011
jranen in Manhattan

Best Bagels in SoHo?

I am staying at the Mercer Hotel and wanted to know what is the best bagel shop in walking distance? Thanks!

Jul 09, 2011
jranen in Manhattan

Ma Peche or Marseille for Dinner Before Seeing War Horse?

Thank you everyone. I needed that geography lesson.

Jul 09, 2011
jranen in Manhattan

Ma Peche or Marseille for Dinner Before Seeing War Horse?

Trying to decide between the two restaurants for a pre-theater dinner for two. I have 6pm reservations booked for both. Earlier in the week we are also going to EMP, Gotham, and DB Bistro Moderne. Thanks for the recommendations!

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Marseille
630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

Ma Peche
15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

Jul 08, 2011
jranen in Manhattan

Seeking Recs for NYCesque SoHo or East/West Village Restaurant for Reunion Dinner for 8

Coming into NYC from LA in July. Having a dinner with old classmates and significant others. Staying in SoHo and most of the group lives downtown. Looking for a 4+ star restaurant which has an ambience conducive to conversation and is apporpriate for the celebration. Most of us are foodies and I am looking for a restaurant for which a carbon copy does not exist in LA.

Thank you in advance!

Jun 19, 2011
jranen in Manhattan

Four Nights in NYC: Looking for 2 Celebrated Lower Manhattan and 2 Top Theater District Restaurants

Thank you everyone for the very informative, dare I say analytical, responses. I appreciate it.

Jun 08, 2011
jranen in Manhattan

Four Nights in NYC: Looking for 2 Celebrated Lower Manhattan and 2 Top Theater District Restaurants

Staying in SoHo for four nights. Coming from LA. I am seeking recommendations on two top -- celebrated -- restaurants in Lower Manhattan, be it SoHo, Tribeca, Greenwich Village, or the West Village. Considering Blue Hill, Balthazar, Gotham Bar & Grill, Il Mulino, Babbo, Perilla, and still searching for recommendations.

No idea where to even begin with the Theater District but am desparately avoiding a tourist trap.

Thank you foodies!

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Perilla
9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Blue Hill
75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

Il Mulino
86 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

Jun 05, 2011
jranen in Manhattan

3 Nights in Goleta -- Searching for Santa Babara's Three Best Restaurants

Thank you!

Apr 10, 2011
jranen in California

3 Nights in Goleta -- Searching for Santa Babara's Three Best Restaurants

Nothing?

Apr 09, 2011
jranen in California

3 Nights in Goleta -- Searching for Santa Babara's Three Best Restaurants

Staying at Tthe Bacara resort at the end of the month. We will mainly hang out at the resort (besides one day of wine tasting) and looking for three top notch dining experiences for dinner. About four years ago we had dinner at Bouchon, Olio E Limone, and the Wine Cask. We had a terrible experience at the Wine Cask and will never go back.

Our finalists for this trip are the following, and we would appreciate guidance on narrowing down the selection: Bouchon, Olio E Limone, Miro (at the resort), Julienne, and Ca' Dario.

All comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Wine Cask
813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Bouchon
9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Apr 03, 2011
jranen in California

Best BBQ from Hancock Park Due West to La Cieniga?

Now that The Pig is closed, where is the best place to go for BBQ in the Hancock Park, down West to La Cieniga area, keeping North-South borders between Melrose and Wilshire? Thanks.

Feb 14, 2011
jranen in Los Angeles Area