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Help with Long Island Rehearsal Dinner

Check out Matteo's on Jericho Turnpike or Jewel...

Restaurant Week - The Post House

Went to The Post House for Restaurant Week tonight and was thoroughly impressed with the quality and size of the dishes. One appetizer we got was the tuna tartare, which was a very generous portion of tuna served with a puree of avocado and some sort of lime/wasabi foam. The other appetizer we got was grilled shrimp over a cheddar polenta -- good, but not as tasty as the tuna. For entrees, we shared a huge portion of rack of lamb that was served over spinach and grilled tomato and then a 12-oz filet mignon, which was outstanding. The filet didn't come with a side, which is the only negative I might point out. The apple and blueberry fruit crisp was enjoyable but nothing special. All in all, however, this was the best restaurant week deal I've enjoyed in a long time.

Jan 25, 2010
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Key Lime Pie Boca

New York Prime has great Key Lime Pie

Feb 16, 2009
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Murray Hill dinner, $20 pp?

I would suggest Josie's - healthy, tasty- I always enjoy the food there. Other options are Ali Baba or Byblos - both Middle Eastern cuisine.

Feb 11, 2009
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FISHTAIL

I was there for their $20.09 prix fixe Sunday dinner and thought it was great. Loved the calamari mac and cheese and the fried calamari and oysters (yes, I know, lots of calamari!)

The chicken was good- nothing outstanding. The desserts were both great - the warm donuts and hot chocolate, especially.

A great deal for $20.09 on Sundays!

Jan 19, 2009
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Visiting NYC from Chicago during Restaurant Week - Any Suggestions?

Had lunch at GT and it was superb!! Second year in a row there for RW lunch and always impressed. The sea bass was top notch--everything was delicious.

Jan 19, 2009
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RW at The Modern - Bar Room

Went last night and thought it was great. The tart flambee is definitely the largest of the starters but not necessarily the most interesting. There were two of us and we shared everything. To start, we had the sausage (awesome) and the scallops, which were excellent. For the main course, I would highly suggest the duck confit. We also go the beer battered cod, which I wasn't such a fan of...nothing special. The swordfish looked great. If you are hungry, don't get the hanger steak cause it's only 4 ounces. Desserts were delicious - the hazelnut one was small but very good and the deconstructed cheesecake was a larger portion that was really tasty. Enjoy!

Jul 22, 2008
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summer restaurant week

Does anyone know when it is this year?

Jun 09, 2008
jrazzle in Manhattan

Good food, atmosphere and fun

My friends and I will coming to LA for a week from New York. I'm in charge of reservations and wanted to pick some fun, hip places that have great food. To give an idea of the kind of place I'm looking for... last time I was there, I really enjoyed Geisha House and Katana. I'm thinking of places that are fun to go before going out to a bar or lounge or places that even have a great bar/lounge. The food should be good, but doesn't need to be top-notch, either. Can anyone suggest some other places to consider?
Thanks!

Feb 21, 2008
jrazzle in Los Angeles Area

Help my 25 yr old niece!

Check out Stanton Social for her. I think that's a perfect spot. One of my favorites.
Also, Tao or Buddakan.

Feb 15, 2008
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Looking for some more great italian restaurants - just ate at Lupa and loved the food - similar price range as Lupa with nice ambiance

I'll second this-- I love Barbone! Crispo is another one of my favorites.

Jan 21, 2008
jrazzle in Manhattan

Theatre district italian choices

I like Daniela's on 8th and 45th. It's a very low-key place, but the food is very good. Maria Pia on 51st between 8th and 9th also has delicious food. You can see both menus on www.menupages.com.

Dec 27, 2007
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Breakfast places near Union Square?

The Smith is a great suggestion! You could try Friend of a Farmer on Irving, but the line tends to be very long. Tisserie has good food, but you order at the counter and then take your own table--not sure if that's what you are looking to do?

Dec 27, 2007
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Eats on 14th ST?

I like Crispo on 14th between 7th and 8th. I've always had great meals there!

Dec 26, 2007
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Stone Crab

Quality Meats has them...not cheap, but great. Also, BLT Fish maybe?

Nov 02, 2007
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Regretting Reservation at BLT Prime-Put me at Ease!

The dover sole is excellent!

Oct 31, 2007
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Flurt Frozen Yogurt

I love the new place in Murray Hill called Berry Wild. They have both the nonfat (more icey kind) and the lowfat (more creamy). I had the lowfat coffee flavor and the plain and they do taste very similar to Bloomingdale's frogurt. Check it out. I like it more than Flurt.

Oct 24, 2007
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HELP me find great Veal Milanese, please.

It's great at Due on 79th and 3rd....

Oct 15, 2007
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Zoe Townhouse Review

I was there on Saturday night (upstairs). They ran out of the steak and the scallops...not a good sign! We were there around 8:30. Also, the service was not good. I had been there when it first opened and was more impressed then....must have been an "off" night!

Oct 14, 2007
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Berrywild

Has anyone tried the new yogurt spot on 29th and 3rd...Berrywild? I imagine it's like Pinkberry but haven't been yet.

Sep 25, 2007
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Best Pasta Bolognese?

I was gonna say Sfoglia... incredible, the best I've ever had!

Sep 04, 2007
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Good salads in Union Square area

If atmosphere isn't too important (there's just a small seating area), I would suggest Chop't on 17th St. between Broadway and 5th. I love the variety of toppings and dressings available and they have a great pita/wrap-style bread that they serve. There are many suggestions for salads but you can also make your own. As the name implies, they chop it all for you.

Aug 28, 2007
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Where can I get a great omelette?

Thanks to everyone who replied! I remembered that I liked the omelettes at Friend of a Farmer, but the wait is just so long there on the weekends. I'm trying to avoid brunch places that have a long wait... I live near Comfort Diner so I'll check that out.

Aug 27, 2007
jrazzle in Manhattan

Where can I get a great omelette?

One thing I haven't been able to find is a great egg white omelette. I love when an omelette is fluffy, filled with vegetables, and not greasy. Served a plate or, better yet, in the skillet, where can I get one of these in the city?
Thanks!

Aug 27, 2007
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Best bread and butter basket?

Here are my favorites in no particular order (others have already mentioned these, but I'll second them...)
-Sfoglia
-A Voce (love the olive oil for dipping with red pepper flakes)
-Quality Meats (can't get enough)

Aug 27, 2007
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Flurt Frozen Yogurt

The Bloomingdale's Frogurt is my favorite, too. Recently I tried Oko Yogurt in Brooklyn and it was very good. It's no Frogurt, but it's better than Pinkberry, Flurt, Yolato, etc. I do wish Bloomingdale's was keeping 40 Carrots on the lower level rather than moving to the 7th floor because it's so convenient to just stop in from the subway.

Aug 14, 2007
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What's good in Murray Hill?

Meant to say Wild Greens for salads, not Wild Edibles--although Wild Edibles has great fish!

Aug 09, 2007
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some good eaters plus 1 not-so-good eater

LeahBaila- thanks-- ironically, I just got home and hadn't checked this yet, but we went to Novita tonight and it was great for us. Thanks for your suggestions! I love Thor. Haven't been to August or Prune and wanted to go, so I'll look into those...

Aug 08, 2007
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What's good in Murray Hill?

You might also check out Josie's or Rio Grande (also a good after-work place). As for 27th and Park, there's a good salad place (Wild Edibles) up the street on Park. Turkish Kitchen on 27th and 3rd is also good--similar to Ali Baba.

Aug 08, 2007
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some good eaters plus 1 not-so-good eater

My parents are coming in town soon and I would like to find some restaurants that might be good for our group. Everyone going to eat loves innovative, delicious cuisine--minus my father. While I would like to take my family to EMP, Cru, somewhere more special, he is more of a plain eater-- no special garnishes, etc. He'll eat steak, lobster, a few kinds of fish (salmon, dover sole), but he likes everything prepared simply. Places that worked for us in the past include any steakhouse and traditional Italian restaurants (think pasta and meat sauce or veal/chicken parmesan). Any suggestions for a place where he can get something like that but the rest of us will be more excited by the menu? Thanks!

Aug 07, 2007
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