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Recommendations near Grand Hyatt

Hi all,

Thanks for the responses.

I haven't been to NYC in about 7 years so it's been awhile.

Andrea

May 08, 2014
andreama in Manhattan

Recommendations near Grand Hyatt

Howdy,

I'll be coming to NYC in June and staying at the Grand Hyatt. I know there are threads that have asked this question before but I haven't seen an updated one. We've been to NYC before and love it!

We like ethnic food of all types. I don't want to go anywhere that will break the bank. I have started compiling a list of places we must go (Ma Peche, Russ and Daughters Café, Taqueria, Dominique Ansel Bakery, Los Tacos #1). I know we'll have to take the subway to most of these but I wanted to find some places near the hotel as hubby is in a conference and at night we probably won't venture too far away from hotel.

A good sushi recommendation would be great. Mediterranean too.

I'd love to go to EMP but that will break the bank. Might have to settle for Jean George for lunch (which we've been to before and it was amazing).

Thanks for your help.

Andrea

May 08, 2014
andreama in Manhattan

Ft. Myers/Naples/Estero

Hello,

I am looking for good restos in Ft. Myers, Estero, and Naples. Particularly a good breakfast place. In other suggestions are appreciated. We like all kinds of food -- price doesn't matter -- just good food.

Andrea

Apr 22, 2013
andreama in Florida

Meat and 3 - Nashville

Thanks for the recommendations. I do eat fish.

Is the Monell's location in a historic neighborhood the one in Germantown?

Thanks!

Andrea

Oct 27, 2012
andreama in Kentucky & Tennessee

Meat and 3 - Nashville

Howdy,

Traveling to Nashville in a few weeks and had a question. I see this meat and 3 meal is popular in Nashville. I am a vegetarian--can I get all veggies instead of meat? I think Arnold's seems to be the most popular recommendation.

We are staying at Opryland--any meat and 3's out there?

Thank you!

Andrea

Oct 25, 2012
andreama in Kentucky & Tennessee

solo (but delicious) dining in Louisville

Go to Hillbilly Tea. Food is outstanding. They don't have a bar but you'll be fine eating alone.

You might also try Proof on Main. And take a look at the art work in the 21C hotel (Proof and the hotel are connected) while you're there. You'll be amazed. You can also eat in Proof's bar which is cool. Have a look at Randy (the statue at the end of the bar) while you're there.

You can hop on the trolley and eat at Garage Bar. It's owned by the same folks who own Proof. Their breakfast is fantastic. Haven't eaten dinner there.

Near Garage Bar is the Mayan Cafe. Probably the best restaurant in Louisville. Go there. Trust me.

Oct 12, 2012
andreama in Kentucky & Tennessee
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Vegetarian/fish/breakfast options - Nashville

Hi,

I am looking for vegetarian restaurants in Nashville. I do eat fish so will eat somewhere that has good fish.

Breakfast is my favorite meal. I am staying at Opryland but will have a car so I certainly am willing to go downtown for breakfast.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks.

Andrea

Oct 12, 2012
andreama in Kentucky & Tennessee

Prix fixe menu on a Sunday night in downtown Chicago

I called CDA and they no longer offer the prix fixe menu on Sunday nights.

Andrea

Mar 05, 2012
andreama in Chicago Area

Prix fixe menu on a Sunday night in downtown Chicago

Thanks for comments. I do not want to eat at any chain restaurants (and we do have a Fogo where I live).

I wish that one of Bayliss's restaurants was open on Sunday.

Please give me some other options. We can always go to Hub 51 - it's good and reliable.

Thanks.

Andrea

Mar 04, 2012
andreama in Chicago Area

Prix fixe menu on a Sunday night in downtown Chicago

Howdy,

Will be coming to Chicago in a few weeks to celebrate husband's 50th birthday. We are frequent travelers to the city and have eaten at a lot of great places over the past 20 years. I was wondering if anyone had a resto suggestion for a place with a prix fixe menu on a Sunday night. I recall that Cafe des Architetes used to have this but I don't see that it's offered anymore (we are staying at the Sofitel).

Places we've eaten have been Cafe Spiaggia, Topolobambo, Fox and Obel, Wishbone (we love breakfast hence going to WB and F&O frequently), Everest, Mercat La Planxa, and the Four Seasons for brunch (and there are too many others to list).

I thought about going to Blackbird as we haven't been there but it's just a thought (I looked at Girl and the Goat and as usual there are no reservations available).

In any case, suggestions are welcomed. And I guess it doesn't need to be prix fixe -- just good food.

Andrea

Mar 03, 2012
andreama in Chicago Area

Atchafalaya

Hi,

Is the Atchafalaya restaurant that CH's recommend on Louisiana? There's also a Cafe Atchafalaya but I think you mean the one on Louisiana.

Thanks.

Andrea

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Cafe Atchafalaya
901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Sep 11, 2011
andreama in New Orleans

Casual restaurant in the Garden district

Hi,

i will be wandering alone in the Garden district this week -- I plan on taking the street car from downtown. Is there a casual restaurant to get a bite to eat? I've read about Coquette and Commander's Palace (I know there's a $20 lunch special but don't want to partake as we may go there for dinner) but I don't really want to go there by myself.

I am going to the cemetery there and then wander around on Magazine Street to have a look in the shops.

Thanks.

Andrea

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Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Sep 11, 2011
andreama in New Orleans

Quick inexpensive breakfast near Intercontinental

Howdy,

Traveling to NO for the first time on Tuesday.

We are staying at the Intercontinental -- hubby will be attending a conference. We need a place to get a quick inexpensive breakfast each day before the conference starts. I know Luke is right across the street but it's not cheap and I also saw someone recommended the Store for brekkie but reviews are not good online.

I thought about Stanley but it's a 15 minute walk which wouldn't usually matter but he'll be pressed for time so we need something fast.

Thanks.

Andrea

Sep 11, 2011
andreama in New Orleans

Amsterdam - reasonably priced meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Hello,

I am traveling to Amsterdam in 3 weeks and looking for recommendations for reasonably priced meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I've found Broot Bert, Japanese Pancake World, Singel 404, La Perla, and Tokoman, and some Thai place in China town that I can't recall name.

I will probably eat at De Prins and Cafe Luxembourg while there.

I don't want to go to really expensive places and Amsterdam seems to be an expensive place to dine (I will be traveling to South Africa after Amsterdam and I've got some really fantastic meals planned there).

Breakfast is our favorite meal and we usually prefer to eat a late breakfast (more of a brunch meal).

I am staying at the Moevenpick City Center -- not too many restos near there although I know Jamie Oliver's place is near there but reviews are not kind.

Puccini Bonbon is on my list!

Any pointers you have are appreciated.

Andrea

Apr 21, 2011
andreama in Europe

Need recommendation for 50th birthday somewhere on the North Shore

We've eaten at Campagnola and Francesca's North. I wasn't looking necessarily for Italian.
Michael and Inovasi look lovely and would be fine for the 2 of us but not the rest of the family (we are the foodies).
Prairie Grass Cafe is a nice option (I actually looked at it right after I posted my question) so this one might be the winner.
Thanks for suggestions.

Andrea

Feb 14, 2011
andreama in Chicago Area

Need recommendation for 50th birthday somewhere on the North Shore

Hi,

Celebrating hubby's 50th birthday in April and I need to find a restaurant on the North Shore -- group will consist of kids ages 9 and 11, a 95 year old grandmother and various other ages in between. I don't want anything too fancy (actually I would but the rest of the family will not like that) and it needs to have easy and parking because of the 95 year old grandmother.

I thought about Di Pescara at Northbrook but haven't come up with anything beyond that (hubby is from Chicago but we do not live there although we do visit every 3 months or so).

Suggestions are welcome.

Thanks!

Andrea

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Di Pescara
2124 Northbrook Ct, Northbrook, IL 60062

Feb 13, 2011
andreama in Chicago Area

Best breakfast in SB? Frod and Pigeon please help!

Chowhounds,

We will be in South Beach again for our yearly trip to your lovely city.

I wanted to write a few things about our last trip. We ate brunch at Talula's and I must say it was outstanding. Since it's been a year ago, I don't recall all the dishes but hubby and I considered the food phenomenal.

We also took a cab and ate at MGFD for lunch---believe it was a pastrami sandwich that hubby ate and he said it was the best sandwich PERIOD that he had ever eaten.

And, Matarello's.....I am dreaming of eating there again in a few weeks. We actually ate there twice during our visit. The gentleman who worked there--Andrea--was so kind and the food was fantastic.

For Miami Spice, we ate at Scarpetta's---quite lovely dinner. We ate outside and food was yummy!

We'll be there in a few weeks--staying at the Lowe's. On my short list to return to is Matarello's. From reading reviews of MS, there doesn't seem to be a real home run yet. We would need to eat in SB and nothing stands out.

If you have suggestions, I am all ears.

Chowhounds rock.

Andrea

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Talula
210 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

South Beach Cafe
121 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Aug 05, 2010
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Happy Miami Spice 2010 (2 U) !!!

What about D. Rodriguez? We come down to Miami every year at this time. Last year we went to Scapetta and it was outstanding.

Wondering about D. Rodriguez or OLA (I know it's the same chef).

Andrea

Aug 01, 2010
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Best breakfast in SB? Frod and Pigeon please help!

TPigeon----Do you mean Mattarello Bakery & Cafe at 1450 Washington?

Sep 01, 2009
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Best breakfast in SB? Frod and Pigeon please help!

I know this is off topic but can you please tell me--is it a $50 cab ride from Gansevoort over to Michael's and Michy's?

Sep 01, 2009
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Best breakfast in SB? Frod and Pigeon please help!

Thanks for recommendations. Do you mean Mattarello Bakery & Cafe at 1450 Washington?

I called B & B and they serve breakfast from 10a-12p every day.

Sep 01, 2009
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Best breakfast in SB? Frod and Pigeon please help!

I know, I know....this question gets asked a thousand times on the board and I know there have been numerous responses (I've looked at posts back to 10/08) but I am asking again just in case I have missed something.

Breakfast is our favorite meal. We will be in SB Thursday-Monday. I haven't decided if I want to do brunch somewhere and if we do have brunch somewhere, I want to avoid places like the Ritz and the Biltmore.

If it helps, we are staying at the Gansevoort.

So far, recommendations seem to be:

Icebox
Talula
Nemo's
Clarke's
Au Pied de Cochon
Front Porch (breakfast only)

What about the News Cafe? We haven't been there in 2 yrs. but it seems to have gone downhill. We have eaten at the Front Porch for breakfast and I recall it as being just o.k.

What else?

Frod and Mr. (or Mz.) Pigeon please help.......

Thanks for guidance.

Andrea

Aug 31, 2009
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Michy's or Michael's Genuine?

Thank you all very much for your recommendations. I was especially hoping Mr. Pigeon would respond---he has always been right on the money when I have asked for direction in the past!
I made a reservation at Michy's. I think I may go to Michael's for lunch--several of you commented on his pastrami sandwich that sounds out of this world. My Jewish husband will love that!
Sorry to ask but I do not know the area--is the neighborhood where Michy's is located dangerous? I will be cabbing it over from SB so we would just hop out and go into the restaurant--hadn't planned on wandering around.

Aug 26, 2009
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Michy's or Michael's Genuine?

Does Michy's have outside seating?

Aug 24, 2009
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Michy's or Michael's Genuine?

I'm visiting over Labor Day and currently have reservations at Scarpetta (D), The Restaurant at the Setai (D), and DeVito's (L). I am trying to decide on dinner for one more night. I won't have a car so I'll take a cab ride from SB to one of these places. Shall I make reservations at Michy's or Michael's? I am leaning towards Michy's based on feedback from the board (and their Miami Spice menu sounds wonderful and all reviews have been positive).

Thanks for your help.

Andrea

Aug 24, 2009
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Has anyone tried Setai's Miami Spice meal yet?

20 percent tax is added to the meal?
Thanks for info on meal.

Aug 10, 2009
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Has anyone tried Setai's Miami Spice meal yet?

I haven't seen anyone post anything about the M.S. offering at the Setai. I would be interested in hearing feedback.

Thanks.

Aug 09, 2009
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Question about Miami Spice menus

Thanks Frod. I must not have been looking in the right place on the websites.

Andrea

Aug 03, 2009
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Question about Miami Spice menus

I'll be coming to SoBe in September. Do most of the restaurants participating in Miami Spice not post their menus? I didn't see anything listed at Hakkasan, Scarpetta, or OLA. Is this customary because the menu changes daily (or weekly)?
We have the same sort of dining out event in Indianapolis and the restaurants do post their menus.
Just wondering......thanks for your help.
If anyone has tried Hakkasan, Scarpetta, OLA over the weekend, I'd be interested in hearing about your experience.

Andrea

Aug 03, 2009
andreama in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Need reasonably priced dining suggestions for LES, LWS, and mid-town

It's been several years since we've been to NYC and I'm looking for suggestions for reasonably priced dining options for b, l, and d (we're staying in NJ because I have a conference there).

We've been to Jean George for their lunch special (it was out of this world!) on our last visit (also have eaten at Mercer Kitchen, Stage Deli, and the other deli in mid-town--can't recall name). Reviewing the board, the options that sound good so far are:

Ssam Bar
Cafe Zaiya
Resto
Balthazar (for breakfast)
Clinton St. Baking Co.

Favorite foods to eat are Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Italian, Indian, brasserie style food, and deli style (yes, we're planning a visit to Katz's and Russ and Daughters).

We have in the past eaten at high end restaurants but on this trip, I'm trying to not break the bank on eating out. Hubby and I usually like to share entrees--seems to be o.k. in NYC to do this.

I think we will be mainly be in the LES, LWS, and mid-town (and we'll go elsewhere in Manhattan if there's somewhere you recommend that we shouldn't miss). I plan on visiting Chinatown and I know there are many options for cheap eats there (the pork buns and dim sum sound delicious).

Yes, I know this subject has been asked about before but I wanted to see if there's something that I might have missed.

Thanks for suggestions.

Chowhounds know food.

Andrea

Oct 06, 2008
andreama in Manhattan