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Steak in London for a birthday dinner in London

Need to decide between Mash, STK and Hawksmoore

Jan 13, 2013
ellenesk in U.K./Ireland

restaurant with private room needed in Barcelona

We will be going for a family event next fall, and need to find a restaurant with a private room for lunch in the Gothic quarter to hold 30 on a Saturday . I will also need a restaurant, preferably tapas, for 30 that evening for dinner.
Any suggestions appreciated. Price not too much of a concern.

Nov 18, 2012
ellenesk in Spain/Portugal

Best Lebanese with Shisha near Edgware road

Any and all suggestions appreciated,

Dec 07, 2011
ellenesk in U.K./Ireland

restaurant recommendations for large group(11) for several dinners in Paris

We will be stying in the sixth, midway on Rue Cherche Midi. Travelling with pre-teens and teenagers Need two suggestions near the hotel to accommodate us for dinner. Brasseries/Bistros perfect.
Thanks

Aug 23, 2011
ellenesk in France

Dining on/near the Isle Saint Louis

will be there in a few weeks with my ten year old, and looking to take her to the Isle, so we can walk to Berthillon for dessert after dinner. Ideally a restaurant, where if it is a bad day, they could find her a plate of pasta.
Price not overly a consideration, but charming would be a plus. All recs appreciated.

Mar 05, 2011
ellenesk in France

BEST of the Flo Brasseries?

Second La Rotonde the food there was better than 4 Flo brasseries I have been to in the past few years. Avoid terminus Nord at all costs. Horrible food, worse service. if you go to Bofinger, ask to sit downstairs.

Dec 13, 2010
ellenesk in France

Restaurant recs Zermatt

Any suggestions, on and off mountain appreciated. Also, do we need to reserve in advance for dining on the mountain?
Thanks

Oct 27, 2010
ellenesk in Europe

Cal Pep Closed when were are there. Tapas suggestion needed.

Thanks, figured we would not eat much before nine, and price isnt much of an issue of us. Will look at Kaiku, Parallada, and 7 Portes and Can Majo. Thanks for all your suggestions.

Sep 09, 2010
ellenesk in Spain/Portugal

Cal Pep Closed when were are there. Tapas suggestion needed.

Bar del Pla looks perfect, thanks for the recommendation. What do you suggest for traditional Catalan food for Saturday evening? We are staying near the Marina. I need a place that I can get something simple for my kids(like a steak) in addition to fidueas or seafood for the adults.

Sep 08, 2010
ellenesk in Spain/Portugal

Cal Pep Closed when were are there. Tapas suggestion needed.

Finally thought I was going to be able to eat there, and they are closed for a holiday in October. Would prefer to go somewhere you can make a reservation for a party of six.
Any suggestions?

Sep 07, 2010
ellenesk in Spain/Portugal

Traditional Catalonian Cuisine in Barcelona

Looking for recs for a traditional Catalonian restaurant in Barcelona. Not moder(a la Cinq Centis), but good local cuisine. Also, if someone could give me the name of the new market(not the boqueria) and let me know if ti is worth a visit, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

Aug 15, 2010
ellenesk in Spain/Portugal

Bermuda recs needed

Thanks, not from France, but go there often. The black horse is actually open tonight, so heading there(although a little concerned about getting stuck, as I understand taxis are difficult). I will try Blackbeards tomorrow. I do travel a lot, and opt for local cuisine when we go to places like Bermuda. , as I get enough of the "fancy stuff" elsewhere. I like the Swizzle inn, they had a great rock fish the other night. Will check out black beards. I try to get my recs from cab drivers as the concierge, especially at a hotel like this, tend to recommend the more expensive restaurants, Thanks for you suggestions.

Bermuda recs needed

Here now, Black horse is closed for renovation.
Staying at Tuckers Point, any other good local recs besides the swizzle inn?
Thanks

restaurants in Forte Dei Marmi

Looking for reasonably priced suggestions for dinner.

Aug 13, 2010
ellenesk in Italy

"local cuisine" near tucker's point

Will be arriving next week, and are trying to low key dining, as we are splurging to stay here. Dont need fancy, just local seafood, not an exorbitant cab ride from the hotel. Dennis's hidewaway looks great, so things similar to that would be helpful.

breakfast near chatelet tube

Looking for suggestions for easy breakfast near chatellet tube. All suggestions appreciated

May 29, 2010
ellenesk in France

Need recs for 5 nights in London near the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone and surrounding area

I second Phoenix Palace for great chinese food. Also,the Colony just opened up on Paddington Street for modern Indian. Really good. Two blocks from the Landmark is Ishtar for turkish food, and if you want to down and dirty, Alibaba on Ivor place is a small egyptian restaurant, run by a family. No ambience, but good food. It is right near Marylebone train station, about a five minute walk from the Landmark. BYOB. There is also a great gastro pub called the Duke of York on Crawford Place(I believe) which makes great scallops. There upstairs dining room is small, so I would recommend calling in advance. If you want simple breakfast, like a yogurt or nothing too fancy, in Marylebone train station there are a few options, including a Paul bakery.

Apr 30, 2010
ellenesk in U.K./Ireland

Looking for recs in the Algarve

Great suggestion, just booked Vila joya for lunch the sunday of our stay.

Apr 24, 2010
ellenesk in Spain/Portugal

Looking for recs in the Algarve

Any suggestions appreciated, will be staying at Villa Vita Parc, which lists their area as Porches.

Apr 23, 2010
ellenesk in Spain/Portugal

London SW: Good Vietnamese, where to buy short ribs of beef and gigantes beans

The natural butcher on Marylebone high street will make them to order. I bet the ginger pig would as well.

Feb 09, 2010
ellenesk in U.K./Ireland

Le Bistrot de l'Alycastre

Thanks John, saw it there, but did not know if you had been more recently. Staying in the 5th in a few weeks, and looking for bistro style restaurant somewhere near Saint Placide metro. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Jan 05, 2010
ellenesk in France

Le Bistrot de l'Alycastre

Looking for any recent dining experiences. Thinking of going next week with a group of friends, when we are in Paris.

Jan 04, 2010
ellenesk in France

Indian near trafalgar square

Thanks so much.

Nov 03, 2009
ellenesk in U.K./Ireland

Indian near trafalgar square

dinner, some flexibility in budget

Nov 01, 2009
ellenesk in U.K./Ireland

Indian near trafalgar square

Looking for suggestions for moderately priced(no cinnamon club) indian near trafalgar square for a large group. Must be able to make a reservation, and be kid friendly. Should have tandoori options on the menu. Trying to keep it to 20£ a head.

Nov 01, 2009
ellenesk in U.K./Ireland

Best Black and White cookie??

Dont know where they get them from but I love the ones art Artie's deli. Cake like bottom, and perfect icing.

Aug 11, 2009
ellenesk in Manhattan

Cru since Shea Gallante's departure

Has anyone been? Thinking of going on Saturday

Aug 10, 2009
ellenesk in Manhattan

Fun dinner group of 8 women in Paris

Thanks, made a reservation at Rotonde, concerned Le souffle may not be right, as this is a shopping trip, and three courses of soufflee, sound like they may not break the bank, but the waistline. Looking for feedback on Gallopin or Zimmer in the first.
Have been to Ami Jean, and I like it, it may not be right for this group.

Dec 02, 2008
ellenesk in France

Fun dinner group of 8 women in Paris

Any left bank suggestions?

Dec 01, 2008
ellenesk in France

Fun dinner group of 8 women in Paris

Going for the sales in January. Looking for something fun for dinner on the right bank, in terms of a bistro. Like to keep it to 50 euros per person. Also, looking for a great brasserie walking distance from the place de la madeline for our first night. Similar budget
Thanks

Nov 30, 2008
ellenesk in France