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Hilton Head for a group of duffers

6 couples are going to Hilton Head for a golf vacation. I've read about some of the finer dining restaurants but would also like some recommendations for places with local fare where we can eat, stay for a longer while without being rushed, have some drinks without breaking the bank. Wise Guys seems like it may fit the bill but are there others you could suggest? Also, are there any BYOB restaurants in Hilton Head that have reasonable food? Lastly, any nightlife worth partaking for a group of 60 year olds that feel like they're 30? Thanks for helping us arrange a memorable vacation.

Mar 26, 2014
AHC in Southeast

Starving Student Couple Needs Advice on One Fancy Meal

The two most upscale restaurants that come to mind after about ten trips to New Orleans would be Commander's Palace and Stella. At both, the food, service, and ambiance are in a league of their own. If I had to choose, would make a reservation at Commander's - you will remember your dinner there forever!

Mar 06, 2012
AHC in New Orleans

Tulane graduation lunch (superdome area)

Had a similar decision to make when our son graduated several years ago. Our family went to Bayona. They had a terrific small plates lunch, which I think is still $25 for three choices. It was truly a gourmet lunch and we are still talking about it years later. In fact, returning to New Orleans the end of March for Final Four weekend and have reservations to return to Bayona for same luncheon. Check out Bayona's website.

Mar 06, 2012
AHC in New Orleans

Late Night Great Food in the French Quarter

I have the exact same situation. Question other options such as Daisy Duke, Coops, Camillia Grill. Looking for a clean place that would be somewhat memorable with good food. A more formal restaurant that also serves late eg. 11 PM would also be acceptable in the French Quarter

Mar 06, 2012
AHC in New Orleans

Recommendation of Emeril's vs NOLA

I am returning to New Orleans after being away for several years. Would like to eat at one of Emeril's restaurants but do not know which to choose. The menus of Emeril's and NOLA seem similar. What is the difference between the two restaurants and which would you recommend?

Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Oct 23, 2010
AHC in New Orleans

Special Occasion in New Orleans

Our family had to make the same decisions three years ago when our son graduated from Tulane. The graduation ceremony was over by early afternoon and we all went for a terrific lunch at Bayona. They have a terrific tasting menu that was alot of fun. For dinner would go to Stella. It has an elegant atmosphere and food was delicious. That was the first time we dined there and was sorry we didn't know of Stella sooner.

430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Oct 23, 2010
AHC in New Orleans

Super Bowl Party in Boca Raton

Where would you go to enjoy a festive meal and be able to take in the game at the same time.
A lively party atmosphere would be great.
Thank you.

Jan 26, 2009
AHC in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

2 Boca Questions

Will be in Boca for several days the end of January.
1) Where is your favorite fish restaurant (not Sushi)?
2) Where do you take visiting friends- consistently good food, atmosphere, and where you know all will enjoy their meal?
Thank you.

Jan 21, 2009
AHC in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

7 nights/xmas week

I would definitely go with Cuvee(loved their fois gras creme brulee) and Stella. I enjoyed Iris(great cocktails) and Martinique Bistro. We were very disappointed with the food and service at August on our return visit. (As were other people I talked to.) We were also disappointed with the food and menu selections at Herbsaint.

Dec 05, 2008
AHC in New Orleans

Happy Hour on Sunday

Does anyone know of restaurants that have a Sunday happy hour throughout the day or 1/2 priced drinks. Don't want our bar tab to be larger than our food tab. Prefer a restaurant rather than a bar. Thank you.

Jul 19, 2008
AHC in Manhattan

Sunday party- ten 25 year olds

would appreciate your thoughts on a restaurant to host a party for this group of guys:
1) moderate price- $25 or less range
2) alcohol prices not to break the bank (pitchers of beer or perhaps 1/2 price happy hour drinks)
3) large portions
4) good food in a manhattan restaurant with a fun atmosphere
thank you for your suggestions.

Jul 16, 2008
AHC in Manhattan

venice favs

Thank you for your suggestions. From some readings on Chowhound we were thinking of Anice Stellato and Tre Spiedi. Any thoughts on Trattoria Antiche Carampane?

May 12, 2008
AHC in Italy

venice favs

Our family will be ending our vacation in Venice (parents and two twenty year old children). We would like fun, memorable, moderately priced restaurants (preferably fish) to end this vacation on a high note. Your favorites and suggestions would be greatly appreciated for two dinners.

May 11, 2008
AHC in Italy

Bar B-Q in VA or PA

Help! I'm on 81 going North through Virginia and Pennsylvania. I need suggestions for the best Bar b-que available along the way! Can I head out now (9am in the morning) or do I hang around until noon to stop at Ridgewood Barbeque and arrive at my NJ destination 3 hours late?
Actually, I read on another post 2002 that Ridgewood opens at 10am. Is that still true?

May 24, 2007
AHC in General South Archive

weekday late evening dining

I will be arriving in New Orleans sometime between 9:30 and 10 PM on a thursday evening.
Can you recommend a restaurant to start my short vacation off right? Don't want to go to a high end place to first night so late but would like to sample some good food and don't want to feel rushed that they are waiting to close up. We like to eat everything and transportation no problem.

Feb 04, 2007
AHC in New Orleans