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Feedback Needed on NYC Itinerary for Visiting Dallas-based Chowhounds

ok...i lived in dallas for awhile and appreciate your excitement and anticipation of our restaurant scene. are you getting sick of javier's and nick and sams?

anyways, to answer your questions:
1) you can't go wrong with the tasting menu at Degustation (but if they're still doing their riff on the "cheesesteak", you have to try it.
2) the russ and daughters "experience" is second to none, although it's not a formal restaurant. it's a cultural landmark, however, and one of the treasured experiences that connects us to all those who came before us (try the gaspe salmon or wild baltic)
3) Jean Georges should be an excellent lunch. I never make it that far uptown but have been there for dinner.
4) Ssam Bar is great. You shouldn't have a problem at 11. Try the rice cakes, steak ssam, rib pot, yellowfin sashimi, pork buns, apple salad, brussel sprouts
5) Prune does a nice brunch, but it does get crowded quickly. try the rattatouille if you get in.
6) Babbo is the best. the pasta is the star but don't get the tasting menu. you will 100% get sick. but do get three split betw. 2 people (black pasta, goat cheese tortelloni, and fennel and sausage)
enjoy!

Apr 24, 2007
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Favorite Healthy Meals in Manhattan

sounds great

Apr 13, 2007
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casual meet the parents dinner

otto would be great, in my humble opinion

Apr 13, 2007
joe_restaurant in Manhattan

Looking for a good bistro...

raouls is a soho classic

Apr 13, 2007
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Favorite Healthy Meals in Manhattan

I'm a foodie looking to shed those extra winter lbs without sacrifising good food. please help!

Apr 11, 2007
joe_restaurant in Manhattan

Old Fashioned Restaurants in NYC?

gino's - upper east

Apr 11, 2007
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Current Favorite Dish/Item for Less than $10?

matzoh ball soup - katz
smoked salmon bagel - russ and daughters
1/2 sour pickles - gus'
grilled corn - cafe habana
goat cheese and pomegranite syrup - cafe gitane
strawberry gelato - ciao bella
devils on horseback - freemans
blue balls - marshall stack

Apr 11, 2007
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New York Noodletown?? what to order?

Or: Oriental Garden...what should I eat at these restaurants? thank you

Mar 13, 2007
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Best French Food in New York City?

L'Absinthe or Le Charlot

Feb 01, 2007
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The Best French Fries

raouls in soho...and ask for the au poivre sauce for dipping. sinfully good!

Jan 29, 2007
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Il Mulino - tips for reservations?

just show up an hour or so before you want to eat. they'll get you seated.

Jan 25, 2007
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Searching for Manhattan's best Cobb Salad

Fred's at Barneys

Jan 25, 2007
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Craftsteak vs. "traditional" steakhouses

the strip house is sexy, old homestead is old school. craftsteak is too big (i like cozy spaces). why not craft?

Jan 25, 2007
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Old Homestead...A Question of Price $

$250

Jan 25, 2007
joe_restaurant in Manhattan

Vegetarian Gluten-Free Restaurant Rec in East Village?

quintessance

Jan 24, 2007
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Peter Luger or Old Homestead?

old homestead all the way. peter luger is past its prime (no pun intended). old homestead is the original "meatpacking" district steakhouse. plus, if you want to have a drink afterwards there are plenty of options. why go all the way to brooklyn? but if you do...lugers is now accepting credit cards (they just won't tell you).

Jan 24, 2007
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Bahn Mi on Saturday: where?

saigon bakery for sure. in the back of a jewlery shop...can't beat it!

Jan 24, 2007
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Best pizza in Manhattan? Totonno's?

Luzza's (1st betw. 12th and 13th)

Jan 24, 2007
joe_restaurant in Manhattan

EUROPEAN UNION

WHAT IS GOING ON THERE?? Rumor has it that AKHTAR NAWAB, formerly of Craftbar and the never opened Allen and Delancey, is the new chef. If that's the case, the line at EU should grow quickly. With NAWAB in the kitchen, I just wish I lived closer.

any one know if this is true????

Jan 24, 2007
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