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TriBeCa Restaurant

Looking for a good restaurant in TriBeCa for a business lunch for 6. Any ideas?

Jan 19, 2007
vaterps71 in Manhattan

Feast of Seven Fishes

The below is directly from Zagat's that I received yesterday. It lists ALL DIFFERENT PRICE RANGES as indirectly requested by a previous posting. Good luck!

December 24: Celebrate Christmas Eve Italian-style with a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes. Patsy's is offering a spread with dishes such as shrimp fra diavolo and clams posillipo from the 17th through the 24th ($49 per person; 212-247-3491); similarly, San Domenico's four-course, Southern Italian fish menu will be available from the 18th through the 24th ($75 per person; 212-265-5959); Gusto is serving a full rendition of the feast from 5:30–10 PM ($125 per person, includes three wine pairings; 212-924-8000); Gonzo is featuring a four-course prix fixe menu with a pasta course and a choice of entrees such as stuffed calamari and bacala stew (5–10:30 PM; $60 per person; 212-645-4606); and Mario Batali's Babbo (212-777-0303), Del Posto (212-497-8090) and Esca (212-564-7272) are planning special tasting menus, the details of which have yet to be determined.

Dec 06, 2006
vaterps71 in Manhattan

Feast of Seven Fishes

Babbo is doing the dinner but there are no reservations left However, I was told you can arrive at 4:30pm and sit at the bar section or try your luck walking in at one of the 6 open tables they have. Del Posto also has an all-fish tasting menu on Christmas Eve

Nov 28, 2006
vaterps71 in Manhattan

Afternoon tea in DC?

I just made reservations at the Willard for tea

Upper Eastside recommendations

Also try:
Cavatappo Wine Bar (2nd Ave between 89th and 90th). Great, small, wine bar with good tapas and an extensive wine list. Their sister restaurant, Luca, (1st Ave between 88th and 89th) is good too. Both are relatively inexpensive.
Ryan's Daughter (85th and 1st) is a good Irish bar and they have free bags of chips.
Eli's has good brunch

Nov 28, 2006
vaterps71 in Manhattan

HELP. Suggestions for business dinner on a budget

I've been tasked with finding a good restaurant for a work holiday celebration. I was told to keep food in the $35 per person max range and we'd pay for alcohol out of our own pockets. It's only 8 of us, and the company is in mid-town. Another added issue is that two co-workers won't eat "frou frou" food, and another co-worker is a total food snob. I can't think of a single place. HELP

Nov 21, 2006
vaterps71 in Manhattan

sushi in nyc

I just went to Inase on the Upper East Side last week and it was amazing! I only got tuna, yellowtail and salmon sushi but it was so fresh!!! And if you ask then they'll use their "special sauce" so need for soy sauce. Good prices too.

Nov 14, 2006
vaterps71 in Manhattan

HELP! Need advice for cooking a Turkey in a small oven

I live in a typical NYC apartment with a small kitchen and oven. What is the best way to test the oven temperature before I actually cook a turkey for Thanksgiving? I was thinking about cooking a chicken to test it but I'm sure there is a better way. HELP

Nov 07, 2006
vaterps71 in Home Cooking

Keeping oxygen from the wine....

You can get a vacuum sealer at most wine stores, Bed Bath and Beyond etc. I think they work pretty well for up to 4 days. Elvis' comment is very good...keep a small container on hand to store leftover wine. The important thing is to store the wine in a tightly sealed container that has little room at the top for oxygen to get in.

Oct 26, 2006
vaterps71 in Wine

Help please. Westside Itailan Sunday Dinner

Cesca. 75th and Amsterdam

Oct 26, 2006
vaterps71 in Los Angeles Area

Holiday Party Location

Any suggestions for a work holiday (Christmas) party location? We're at 51st and Lex, 8 people in the group, $40-$60 per person for food PLUS alcohol, sit-down dinner. I was thinking Etats Unis but that's too far uptown.

Oct 26, 2006
vaterps71 in Manhattan