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lunch at vox......not!!

Better off that you didn't end up at Vox....last time my husband and I had dinner there, EVERY morsel of food tasted as if it had been rolled in salt...awful.

10th anniversary in CT- need help with choices

Have you dined at The Schoolhouse at Cannondale? Great for an anniversary.

10th anniversary in CT- need help with choices

The Schoolhouse at Cannondale is wonderful!!

Bagel/Cream Cheese/Lox Brunch??

Definitely Barney Greengrass!

Dec 21, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

TOP NY Capital Region-Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Troy

Was in Saratoga last weekend....had dinner Friday night at a great place called The Wine Bar....food was excellent....you can order small plates and share or order regular sized portions....very nice wine selection too. Service was great as was the atmosphere...sit in window if possible for a nice view of the town.

Westchester Bat Mitzvah

Lusardi's in Larchmont...on a Saturday, you can take over the restaurant.....what about The Rye Town Hilton or The Ritz Carlton in White Plains?

New Japanese in Mamaroneck...and Haiku!

Red Plum is now open for business...it is owned by Lum Yen.

where can i buy really good lox and appetizing near rye?

The Hartsdale Cheesery on East Hartsdale Ave. next to the Hartsdale train station has excellent lox and nova....ask them to slice it thin...almost as good as Zabar's and they have a great selection of cream cheeses. You also MUST try their brie with sundried tomato and pesto...WOW! Whatever you do though, their bagels are horrible....go elsewhere for great bagels.

best carolina pulled pork in nyc?

Brother Jimmy's BBQ has great pulled pork.

Oct 25, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

Top 5 Burgers

Odeon has to be added to the list!

Jul 04, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

Top 5 Burgers

JG Melon is awesome as are the burgers at The Odeon!!

Jul 04, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

Downtown birthday dinner suggestions?

Megu in Tribeca is a great place for a party!! Or go somewhere like Buddha Bar.

Jul 04, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

Any tips for a Babbo first timer?

You've made a great choice....the food is phenomenal. We go frequently as in once a month and have never been disappointed. The pasta tasting is fabulous for your first time there.But everyone has to participate. You might be better off ordering a pasta or two to share. Especially the one with the half lobster on top. You will never have better lamb chops, skirt steak or branzino anywhere either. Too bad you can't order one of everything. We were there on 5/28 and they had soft shell crabs as one of the specials....the best ever!! As for the wine, order quartinos...this way you get to sample a few. Bon appetito!!

Jun 08, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

5 Best Restaurants

1.Babbo
2.ESCA
3.Del Posto
4.The Red Cat
5.Phillipe

Jun 08, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

need birthday restaurant suggestion

And Porterhouse has a great atmosphere....Artisinal and Union Square are always so loud.

Mar 28, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

need birthday restaurant suggestion

For meat, Porterhouse has it way over Artisinal unless you're looking for noise and snooty service!! And you can get steak frites that is far better at other places, including Les Halles....and as for Union Square Cafe, it's so done!! Except for their calamari!! And it's always the same old.

Mar 28, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

Seeking divine culinary experience that won't break my wallet--help!

Head to Bouley!!

Mar 28, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

need birthday restaurant suggestion

Porterhouse is great for steaks in Time Warner...go on opentable.com and see if you can reserve....great views from all the windows and food and service are excellent. Fab all around restaurant is Red Cat in Chelsea....phenom or for the best fish go to ESCA on 43rd and 9th. Good Luck.

Mar 28, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

Worst restaurants in Westchester

The recently opened Antipasti in White Plains leaves a lot to be desired...like an overpriced diner!! Food is really lacking.

Craving Good Thin Crust Pizza in Westchester

Johnny's in Mount Vernon is the absolute best and thinnest.

Larchmont Eateries - Improving Selection

Go to Encore or Lusardi's. Turquoise is good too.

Westchester- Steak Dinner

The problem with Willett House is the snooty service...no one treats me that way for my money.

Best Slices of Pizza - Westchester

The best slice is Sal's in Mamaroneck.

Westchester- Steak Dinner

Tollgate Steakhouse on the Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck is as good as it gets....fine prime meats, great wine list, superb sides and the best steak sauce you've ever had....better than Peter Luger's steak sauce....they give you a dish of it to dip the bread in!!

New in White Plains

Went for lunch there with a friend on Wednesday, March 19th, 2008. The first turn off is that there is no valet parking at lunch, so we had to park our cars in a dark municipal lot and walk in the pouring rain. Lunch was nothing special at all...I make a better caesar salad at home and the vegetable assortment we ordered from the antipasti menu all tasted the same...very bland dry breading on the cauliflower and zucchini, The eggplant rollatini was also blase as were the stuffed mushrooms...felt like eating in an overpriced diner, although the food at City Limits is far better! Don't waste the gas to get there....too many good restaurants in Westchester, especially good Italian ones!!

Restaurant Week - never again.

I have truly enjoyed this winter's RW. Have found some great new treasures such as The Post House and Butter on Lafayette which is excellent. They aren't normally open for lunch but did lunch and dinner for RW... the setting is amazing as is the service and food. Restaurants like Butter are a pleasure to go back to. Don't give up just because of Thalassa, which I'd never try now!!

Jan 31, 2008
bac528 in Manhattan

Funky restaurant in NYC for Dad's 70th?

Go to Del Posto on 10th Ave. What a great place to celebrate a birthday! The website is www.delposto.com

Jul 01, 2007
bac528 in Manhattan

best margarita in chelsea area?

East of 8TH on 23rd makes an awesome margarita as does Francisco's Centro Vasco, also on 23rd. Have one for me at either place!!

Jun 17, 2007
bac528 in Manhattan

New, top notch restaurants

Hi....Red Cat on 10th Ave. between 23rd and 24th streets is an absolute treasure of a restaurant!!!! If you haven't been, it's a must go to....you will not be disappointed in any way!! If I lived in Chelsea, I'd make Red Cat my local dinner haunt!!!!!

Jun 17, 2007
bac528 in Manhattan

Anniversary dinner, where?

If it doesn't have to be a tastings menu, go to One If By Land, Two If By Sea....great anniversary dinner...perfect ambiance for that occasion.

May 14, 2007
bac528 in Manhattan