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Restaurants everyone loves--except you

If you are talking about Daniel, it is a beautiful and classy place to go for Valentines Day. Especially if you are trying to impress. Even though we were underwhelmed by our food experience, I believe we are in the minority.

Feb 05, 2008
lisachgo in Manhattan

Restaurants everyone loves--except you

I was there last year with my husband and I can barely remember what we had! except for the foie gras starter that had my stomach doing flip flops and my husband having a meat dish that was just o.k. I love foie gras but in this case, it was just swimming in oil and I remember the upcharge for it being $$$. But... The service & presentation was wonderful and I remember the bar area being impressive. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Feb 05, 2008
lisachgo in Manhattan

Restaurants everyone loves--except you

Lupa, Peasant and believe it or not, Daniel

Feb 04, 2008
lisachgo in Manhattan

Smith's or Bar Blanc?

Thanks so much for your reply and postings. We are leaning towards Bar Blanc instead of Smith's for our friday evening. The reviews for Dovetail sound wonderful so we might give it a try for lunch. I will keep you posted.

Feb 04, 2008
lisachgo in Manhattan

Need recs: got my bo ssam, now what?

Raoul's. I live in Chicago but visit NY often and usually make a stop at Raoul's. I even held my husbands b-day party there a few years back. Steaks are great, so is the lobster out of the shell (if they have it), fish is less of a standout in my opinion. The atmosphere is the best, laid back yet sophisticated. When you are there, you feel like you are in "real" new york. Ask to be seated in the front room. Great place for late night dining as well if you feel like catching a show first.

Feb 04, 2008
lisachgo in Manhattan

Laid Back Parents Visit

Can you tell me how "young" the crowd is at Bar Blanc? I currently have a post asking about Bar Blanc versus Smith's. I have reservations for both and can't decide which to keep. Both are at 10:00pm.

Feb 04, 2008
lisachgo in Manhattan

Smith's or Bar Blanc?

I will be in town Feb 14th-17th: looking for good food with a nice trendy atmosphere. I am coming in town with a friend for a "girls away" weekend from our hubbies and we are both young minded & fun 40-something's. I come to New York often and love the atmosphere of Raoul's, Mercer Kitchen & Nobu. During my last trip I ate at Peasant and Lupa, both mediocre in my opinion. Veritas was wonderful and I was lucky enough to dine there prior to the chef's departure. We are open to $'s so any help will be appreciated. So far I have the following on my radar:

Feb 14th: Fredericks Downtown: I was referred here but I have no clue what its "really" like as far as food and clientele

Feb 15th: I have (2) reservations so far, one at Smith's and the other at Bar Blanc. Both after 10:00pm unfortunately. Which is better?

Feb 16th; I have a 10:30 at Allen & Delancey: is this place overhyped? If not, any reco's for a great place to have cocktails before or after.

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We are staying in Soho.

Feb 04, 2008
lisachgo in Manhattan

Veritas is Scott Bryan still there?

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Sep 25, 2007
lisachgo in Manhattan