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Zurich (veg and budget friendly)

Hi, Our family (5 adults + 1 child) will be spending 4 days in Zurich (staying near Enge train station). Looking for vegetarian and budget friendly restaurants.

Thanks,
S

May 22, 2014
suetibu in Europe

London with toddler: Pubs/cafes/ethnic?

hi! he's 16 months.

Jul 13, 2013
suetibu in U.K./Ireland

London with toddler: Pubs/cafes/ethnic?

Yes, I should have clarified.

IF we have dinner out, it will be early (5-7) because our baby goes to sleep early (i.e. not taking into account jet lag).

Alternatively, are there places that deliver (like in NYC, not sure of equivalent there) to hotels - i.e. put baby to sleep, order in dinner?

Not necessarily looking for fine dining. But good food is very important :)

Jul 13, 2013
suetibu in U.K./Ireland

London with toddler: Pubs/cafes/ethnic?

Let me try being more specific:)

Our hotel has changed to Hilton Tower Bridge in Southwark.

Here is what I'm looking for:
Lunch and dinner places that are appropriate with a toddler (no need for child menu - just don't want raised eyebrows) in the following neighboorhoods:

Southwark (Garrison on Bermondsey, Maltings Cafe)?
Clerkenwell (St.Johns)?
Mayfair
Notting Hill (Grange & Co)?
Hampstead Heath (Bull & Last)?

Jul 12, 2013
suetibu in U.K./Ireland

London with toddler: Pubs/cafes/ethnic?

Hi! We are from NYC. Will be spending 5 days in London (staying in City of London, Doubletree Tower).

Planned schedule (hahaha!!!)
Breakfast - in hotel
Lunch - want to visit Mayfair, Hampstead, Notting Hill and other neighbourhoods. Just one neighbourhood per morning..
After lunch - naptime back in hotel
Dinner - same as above but also might stay in the area around hotel. Or takeout in hotel depending on baby's sleep.

Not looking to see/do everything. Want to avoid tourist sites. 3rd visit to London. More focused on walking and seeing neighbourhoods. Very relaxed.

Particularly interested in gastropubs, cafes, ethnic food. Bar/food walks albeit limited :) We are also going to Paris for a week after so will start a separate thread about that..

Jul 11, 2013
suetibu in U.K./Ireland

Catering: High tea

Thanks :) I'm primarily looking for a place that will make finger sandwiches.. I probably should just make them myself..

Mar 20, 2013
suetibu in Manhattan

Catering: High tea

Hello, Any suggestions for catering ideas for 12 persons? I primarily need scones and tea sandwiches.

Thanks,
Sudhin

Mar 20, 2013
suetibu in Manhattan

Saint Martin: lunch in a beautiful & comfortable setting before flight

or La Samanna?

Nov 27, 2012
suetibu in Latin America & Caribbean

Saint Martin: lunch in a beautiful & comfortable setting before flight

Hello,

After spending 5 days in St Barts, we arrive back in Saint Martin by ferry (Oyster Pond) at 11:15 AM. We have a flight to catch back to NYC - leaving SXM at 5:15 PM.

We will have an 8 month old baby and luggage with us, so need to keep this simple i.e. taxi ride to restaurant and taxi ride to airport after.

Where should we go to enjoy a good lunch in a beautiful and comfortable setting (where we can linger a bit) ?

We were thinking Tides at Mary's Boon Resort & Spa...

Thanks,
S

Nov 27, 2012
suetibu in Latin America & Caribbean

Brunch - vandaag alternative

The best unique brunch I've ever had was at Vandaag. Unfortunately they have closed. Any alternatives - nothing too crowded and takes reservations for a table of 5 for Sunday..

Thank you!

Sep 12, 2012
suetibu in Manhattan

Dinner for 60-80: Ninety acres or ....?

Hello,

We are looking for a restaurant that can host a group of 60-80 persons for dinner.

Ninety acres can do it for lunch (for dinner they would have to shut down restaurant - $45000, or use their mansion ~$175-200 per person).

We are trying to keep costs <$100 per person.

Thanks,
S

Jul 05, 2011
suetibu in New Jersey

Great restaurants and pubs in Cambridge

Thanks guys! These sound like great recommendations! It's unfortunate a pub with great food is a myth. I heard the Rice Boat is great for curries. What are your thoughts?

Thanks!

Oct 27, 2010
suetibu in U.K./Ireland

Great restaurants and pubs in Cambridge

Visiting Cambridge for the first time. A great place, but there is not too much out there on what's good around here in terms of food and pubs.

Can you recommend some notable restaurants in the area? Also, heard there are pubs with great English beers with curries. That would also be nice to know.

Thanks!

Oct 26, 2010
suetibu in U.K./Ireland

North fork restaurant, please help me track down.

I will. Thank you for taking the time.

Oct 05, 2010
suetibu in New York State (exc. NYC)

North fork restaurant, please help me track down.

Hello,

According to NY times, it opened in May 2007 so this puts it within our timeline.. Thank you.. We'll drive out this weekend to find out..

Thanks,
S

Oct 05, 2010
suetibu in New York State (exc. NYC)

North fork restaurant, please help me track down.

Hi, It was not the Portly grape... much smaller.. I am pretty sure the town was Sag harbor ( i spent some time looking at maps. google last night)..

So does that help?

Heading out of town from the main area, drive is a bit uphill, restaurant on the right.. candlelit, flowers, very cozy and upscale, small..

Oct 04, 2010
suetibu in New York State (exc. NYC)

North fork restaurant, please help me track down.

it might be in Sag harbor..the restaurant looked like a house..

Oct 03, 2010
suetibu in New York State (exc. NYC)

North fork restaurant, please help me track down.

Hi, I know this sounds crazy but I am going to try anyway.

My husband and I remember a restaurant when we visited a town in North fork of LI. The town had a main st (by the water). As we drove out of town along the main road,not far from the main st, going uphill, we saw a beautiful restaurant on the right side (single story, flowers outside, old fashioned).

If this sounds familiar to anybody please help me. I am trying to do something special for my husband.

Thanks,
S

Oct 03, 2010
suetibu in New York State (exc. NYC)

3 days in SF: from NYC, first time

or Namu / Zuni / La Mar Cebicheria

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Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Namu
439 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

Sep 13, 2010
suetibu in San Francisco Bay Area

3 days in SF: from NYC, first time

Hi,

We are staying in Nob Hill.Husband's conf in Moscone center.

So we had our first lunch at Maya (my fish tacos were good, husband's flavorless).

Planning breakfast at Nob hill cafe and lunch at ferry building tomorrow. Dinner at friends house.

Dinner on Wed at Bar Crudo.

Need 1 more lunch, 1 dinner (tonight), 2 more breakfasts.

Thinking La Ciccia or ???

Thanks,
S

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La Ciccia
291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

Bar Crudo
655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Sep 13, 2010
suetibu in San Francisco Bay Area

3 days in SF: from NYC, first time

budget is moderate (i.e. ~ $20 per entree or less for dinner).

any unique seafood places?

Aug 28, 2010
suetibu in San Francisco Bay Area

3 days in SF: from NYC, first time

Hi,

My husband and I will be in SF for 3 days in 2 weeks for a conference. Staying downtown.

Need three lunches, close to Moscone center
Need two dinners, preferably in different neighbourhoods so we can sightsee.

Looking for unique, only in SF cuisine. We love ethnic food.

Thanks,
S

Aug 27, 2010
suetibu in San Francisco Bay Area

2 days in Santa Rosa: Cab tastings, unique settings

Hello,

We are planning a two day trip to Santa Rosa in 2 weeks.

Thursday: Drive from SF city to Santa Rosa. Possible dinner with tendejon-de-la-calle.
Friday:
Saturday: Drive from Santa Rosa, via 116 to Rt 1, lunch at Terrapin Creek in Bodega Bay to SFO (evening flight)

We are foodies but do not want to spend a lot. We love reds but budget restricted. This is the first time.
1) Which wineries should we visit for great wines and views? Smaller family owned places preferred.We love cabs but are open to everything.
2) Would like to have picnic lunches (Jimtown). Any properties suggested?
3) Any unique dining places (settings/cuisine)? We are from NYC and eat out a lot.

Thank you,
S

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Terrapin Creek Cafe
1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Aug 27, 2010
suetibu in San Francisco Bay Area

NYer in Montclair

Hi This is for dinner tonight. Would love to try something unique - cuisine / setting / ambience without doing upscale.

Thanks
S

Aug 06, 2010
suetibu in New Jersey

Unique upscale bar/lounge - Ambience/drinks

Hi, We had stopped by Campbell apartment recently - did'nt stay for drinks but it looked musty (my opinion). Bar Pleaides was also ~ ok.. Hav'nt tried Pegu Club yet.

I just made reservations for the Private Rooftop Bar at the Gramercy Hotel. Any opinions?

Thanks,
S

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Pegu Club
77 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

Jul 19, 2010
suetibu in Manhattan

Lobster - steamed (UES): Citarella or??

Hi, I am looking to buy steamed lobster.
Citarella offers small (1-1.5lbs) for $17.99.

I have never bought this before so need some advice. For 2 persons to make lobster rolls.

Is this a good price?

Thanks,
S

Jul 19, 2010
suetibu in Manhattan

Unique upscale bar/lounge - Ambience/drinks

Hi, This is to celebrate my husband's b'day. He is very picky with both ambience/drinks. Some of his favorite places(in no particular order) are Mandarin Oriental lobby lounge, Palace hotel bar, King Cole bar, Gramercy Park Hotel bar, Modern bar, MOMA 4th floor bar.....

Any suggestions for a very unique experience in NYC?

Thanks,
S

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Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

King Cole Bar
2 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

Jul 17, 2010
suetibu in Manhattan

Moved to RI: looking for specialty food stores - meats, fishes, ethnic

My fault!! Should have been more descriptive. Yes I am talking about Roosevelt Island.

Thank you for the suggestions..

I am looking for a large Chinese/international store for cheap vegetables etc.. Also for a good fish place (don't like freshdirect for fresh fish)..

Will check out the places mentioned..

Thank you,
S

Jul 17, 2010
suetibu in Outer Boroughs

Moved to RI: looking for specialty food stores - meats, fishes, ethnic

Hi,

Just moved to RI. Besides freshdirect, are there any suggestions for fish/meat markets, ethnic groceries (chinese, indian) in the nearby Queens vicinity. We have a car..

Thanks,
S

Jul 12, 2010
suetibu in Outer Boroughs

UPSCALE restaurant - special lunch: North Jersey

never mind.. I LOVE THIS

Jun 28, 2010
suetibu in New Jersey