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New York's Best Cuban Sandwiches

El Presidente right near Presbyterian Hospital at 3939 Broadway, makes a great standard sandwich. An oasis in a difficult neighborhood.

Mar 19, 2013
cather in Features

chinese new year for great food ...but........

We think that Pine Court Bistro in Little Neck is as good as anything anywhere.

Feb 04, 2013
cather in Manhattan

Looking for a splurge worthy of the price

Had a fabulous meal at Corton this weekend. It's a lovely place, and the menu builds in a wonderful, well thought out sequence. Le Bernardin is definately worth the tab, but Corton is really special too.
Another place that we love for a splurge is Annisa. It's very lovely and intimate, and the food is memorable.

Feb 04, 2013
cather in Manhattan

Just moved my office from 27th and Park, a food paradise, to Broadway and 40th, a wasteland.

Thanks for reminding me, Kathryn. I haven't used it, but did hear about the site, and will check it out. Menupages wasn't particularly helpful, so this is another direction.

Dec 11, 2012
cather in Manhattan

Just moved my office from 27th and Park, a food paradise, to Broadway and 40th, a wasteland.

Can anyone point me in the direction of good eats in this neighborhood? There's always Aureole and Keens, but I'm stuck for lunch!

Dec 11, 2012
cather in Manhattan

Tanglewood area

Ate at Truc in West Stockbridge last night and it's still wonderful. They were packed but handled the crowd effortlessly. Food is fresh and original, and the people couldn't be nicer. And prices are reasonable, although they've changed their wine list and it used to be better.

Jul 29, 2012
cather in Southern New England

suggestions for fun, off-the-beaten-path Berkshires dinner?

I have always liked the food at Dreamaway, but really go for the fun atmosphere. The music is hit or miss, but that's really not the point. It is a unique experience. And Elizabeth's is lovely. Food is good, salad is wonderful, and it is well worth a visit, but not in the summer when it's impossible to get in. And getting someone to answer the phone to make a reservation can be a challenge!

Feb 01, 2012
cather in Southern New England

suggestions for fun, off-the-beaten-path Berkshires dinner?

Had the chance to go back this week. Do try the eggplant appetizer, and leave room for the absolutely wonderful lemon mousse - best we've ever had. We also appreciate the great value on the house wines, which are quite good and run about $10 for a half a carafe, perfect for 2 who are driving home.

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Truc Orient Express Harris
PO Box 321, West Stockbridge, MA 01266

Aug 06, 2011
cather in Southern New England

suggestions for fun, off-the-beaten-path Berkshires dinner?

We always go to Truc Orient, aVietnamese restaurant in West Stockbridge. Nicest people in the world, very low key and a fun atmosphere. Very reasonable prices as well. They have all kinds of asian gift items for sale as well.

Jul 30, 2011
cather in Southern New England

Jackson Heights Still Hot for Indian Food?

What about Curry Hill? The restaurants I dine in (it's close to my office) are superb, and not expensive at all. Lunch buffets at Channai Gardens and Tiffen Wallah, both vegetarian, are fabulous deals. The meat and veg lunch at Copper Chimney is great, but their dinner is even better, with a wonderful menu. And Dhaaba is fabulous anytime.

Jul 12, 2011
cather in Features

The Top 7-Train Food Stops

La Flor in Woodside is always wonderful, breakfast, lunch or dinner. 61st St. stop, walk down on Roosevelt to around 56th st.

May 25, 2011
cather in Features

Anselmo's Pizza in Red Hook

This pizza is fine. Not the best, but well worth eating. The absolutely amazing thing that we ate was the garlic knots. They were unlike any we'd ever had - large, super fresh with fresh garlic, oil and grated cheese.

I will go back for the garlic knots. And a very nice salad, as it happens.

Jun 09, 2009
cather in Outer Boroughs

Carbone - an Italian find on W. 38th.

Fell into a delightful little Italian place on 38th between 8th and 8th Ave. last night. We thought we had walked down the wrong street - it was about 7 p.m. and the entire area was locked up for the night. But there, on the north side of the street, was Carbone. Since it was the only option at that point, my friend and I had no other options.

The menu listed 4 beers, and it turned out that they were all draft. I asked the waitress to recommend a wine - when she said "try the chianti", I flinched. I hate bad chianti, there's a lot of it around, and this was $7 a glass, so I wasn't expecting anything. It was delicious.

The homemade pasta, fagottimi can salsa di noci, was exceptional. We also shared a calzoni, which was far superior to any I have ever had. The pizza looked great - next time! It really was some of the most authentic Italian trattoria food I have had in the US, and at a fraction of the price of Bar Sutruzzichin (which I love, but can run a big tab at).

May 27, 2009
cather in Manhattan

help with JEAN GEORGES?

Had a mostly lovely meal here, but actually sent the lamb back. I couldn't cut it, it was that tough. They were very embarrassed, and brought a delicious piece of fish, but play it safe and don't order the lamb!
Dessert was to die for.

Aug 28, 2008
cather in Manhattan

Coming for a long weekend

Thanks to all for the great tips. We thought the food at Firefly was amazing, although the noise factor was breaathtaking, and the service left a lot to be desired. And Bistro Bis was totally wonderful. We also enjoyed Hank's Oyster Bar in the Dupont area for a light meal. And, the real surprise, was lunch at the Museum of the American Indian. Native food from various regions. A truly unique place.

Apr 02, 2008
cather in Washington DC & Baltimore

Coming for a long weekend

We like everything- particularly love the idea of Southern food (hubby's originally from Louisiana).. We don't care much for super noisy places, and sometimes feel a bit claustrophobic in cramped restaurants. Thanks for your help.

Mar 27, 2008
cather in Washington DC & Baltimore

Coming for a long weekend

We're from NY and have 4 days to spend in Washington. Staying at 2 different hotels - in the Embassy Row (Marriott) area and then near the Capital (Hyatt Regency). I have seen the postings for Dupont Circle. Anything new there? What about Vietnamese in DC (not the subrubs - we will not have a car)?

Thanks to all!

Mar 27, 2008
cather in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where's chef Orhan Yegen at now? Not at Sip Sak anymore?

I don't know who's cooking there now, but the food is fabulous, service perfect and prices can't be beat.

Feb 12, 2008
cather in Manhattan

LI Restaurants with Manhattan feel?

Diane's Trattoria in Roslyn is my favorite. Delicious, fresh sophisticated food in an upscale, trendy atmosphere. Other than that you have all of those steakhouses (which are steakhouse "feel", not necessarily City-ish). Haven't tried the new place in the Americana yet, but the last restaurant there was Manhattan style. Including the prices....
Try Diane's. You cannot go wrong.

Oct 07, 2007
cather in General Tristate Archive

Daniel, Blue Hill, maybe somewhere else?

I have eaten at Blue Hill once, and was very disappointed. Heavy on root vegetables, not my thing at all. Atmosphere did not suit for the price. And I love Danel, and would go back in a hearbeat.
Recently at Jean George - heaven, great menu with fabulous variety. And always love Gramercy Tavern and 11 Madison Park. But not Blue Hill. I found it bland and lacking in elegance.

Aug 24, 2007
cather in Manhattan

Pardo's - Superior Peruvian Chicken in the Village

I love Pardo's, but you also have to order their tres leches cake for dessert. It's unbelievably delicious and easily serves 2.

Aug 24, 2007
cather in Features

Una Pizzeria Napolitano? Una ripoffa?

Is it me? I ate there last night. The pizza was good. Great? Well, I'm not so sure. Give me Lombardis or DiFaro's, that's great pizza. Maybe it was the price that ruined the meal. My son and I ate the following: 2 personal sized (the only type available) pizza's - margharita and something with cherry tomatoes and garlic, one glass of wine, one tiny Italian soda. With tax and normal tip (sit down, please) $66! WHAT? I felt like they had put a gun to my head and dragged me to the cash machine. Oh, only cash of course.
The place was completely full of other nitwits spending that kind of dough for that kind of dough. Yes, it was tasty (although I thought the margharita needed more sauce, and the cherry tomatoes were anemic). But it was hard to get past the outrageous overcharging. Am I missing something here?
Like I said, give me Lombardi's (or even Salvatores, in Port Washington!) any day.

Feb 16, 2007
cather in Manhattan

East 54th st. area tonight (York/1st)

Aria Del Mar, Second Ave. between 53rd and 54th is excellent - cute place, food was terrific and inexpensive. I think it's very new - service was friendly but spotty. A find.

Feb 13, 2007
cather in Manhattan