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toronto business dinner

Looking for a restaurant near 40 king street west for a dinner with colleagues. Inventive, trendy atmosphere, any cuisine.
Thanks

Mar 16, 2014
trishottawa in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Please help me round out this year's restaurant list

Thanks so much for the advice...I will cross off Hudson Clearwater.What about Duane Park or is it all show with mediocre food?

Mar 18, 2013
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help me round out this year's restaurant list

Well I think I had tried them based on your input! Also loved kinship.Will look at Ma Peche. Thanks

Mar 16, 2013
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help me round out this year's restaurant list

Been to ABC a couple of times and loved it. Empellon was great the first time but not so much the second. Really liked L'Artusi and will look at dell'anima. Other favourites include Gramercy Tavern, Locanda Verde, Momofuko Saam, Maialino, Perilla, Balthazar, Boqueria, Inoteca, Bar room at the Modern and Recette.

Mar 16, 2013
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help me round out this year's restaurant list

Arriving in April for our annual visit and once again I am responsible for restaurant choices. So far I have dinner reservations at Louro and L'Apicio and Collichio and Sons.I also have lunch reservations at NoMad and Toloache. Still need a couple more lunch and dinner suggestions. I am looking at Acme,Buddakan, Hudson Clearwater, and Duane Park. Help!!! Cannot seem to make any final decisions.

Mar 15, 2013
trishottawa in Manhattan

restaurants my teenager will like

Thanks for the great ideas. I have already been to Stanton Social....how does beauty and essex compare?
Maybe this is a dumb question but can she be in a bar. I was thinking the Bar Room at the Modern, Champagne Bar at the Plaza but not sure what the rules are other than that she cannot actually sit at the bar or have alcahol.

Aug 16, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

restaurants my teenager will like

I I cannot actually imagine her being embarassed to show up at any restaurant with her good old mom. in fact one of the things I love about NYc is that no matter which restaurant I go to or how young the crowd i have never been made to feel as thought i ought not to be there.
Anyway she is quite mature, loves fashion and Justin Beiber, and would like be in a nice restaurant for both lunches and dinners.
I am thinking Rubirosa, Empellon, ABC Kitchen, and Beauty and Essex and would love some other ideas

Aug 16, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

restaurants my teenager will like

I am bringing my sixteen year old daughter to NYC in September and would welcome some restaurant ideas. While I have lots of my favourite ones they may not be trendy enough for her. Any neighbourhood is fine as we will be all over,any cuisine except chinese. So looking for very trendy with a young crowd and great food...she is an adventurous eater!
thanks

Aug 16, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

restaurant near the marriott courtyard lake union

thanks, I will check out these suggestions. Yesterday our city, Ottawa, had the same type of restaurant fundraiser. This will be interesting for my husband who is actually a fundraiser himself!

Apr 26, 2012
trishottawa in Greater Seattle

restaurant near the marriott courtyard lake union

Public was a great success so many thanks.
Now round two!
Dinner tonight can be anywhere but I know he would want to be somewhere downtown and somewhere with a great vibe. He will probably be dining alone. Is there anything that he would walk away from and think "that was so Seattle"
By the way he is loving your city...says it is beautiful!

Apr 26, 2012
trishottawa in Greater Seattle

restaurant near the marriott courtyard lake union

Thank you, Public looks perfect. Out of curiosity how long a walk would it be to the others you mentioned?

Apr 25, 2012
trishottawa in Greater Seattle

restaurant near the marriott courtyard lake union

My husband has a business trip to Seattle and this will be his first visit. I have promised to find him some great restaurants within walking distance of his hotel.
He appreciates innovative cuisine and the atmosphere for him is always key to a great dining experience...he likes cool more than stuffy.
So, looking for new american,italian, asian fusion with entrees under $30.
thanks in advance

Apr 24, 2012
trishottawa in Greater Seattle

Please help with restaurant choices

thanks, RGR. I didn't mention where we would be because we tend to choose the restaurant first and then explore the neighbourhood.
I am getting the feeling that Hundred Acre is not a Chowhound choice. How about Hudson Clearwater?
I looked at the menu for Trestle but it just didn't grab me

Apr 23, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help with restaurant choices

I think i would prefer the Breslin.
Will look at Minetta Tavern. have done ABC and loved it but would like to try something new. Is Hundred Acre not a good idea?

Apr 23, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help with restaurant choices

So I have replaced lunch at the standard Grill with Kin Shop.
Now need somewhere for Sunday brunch/lunch.Considering Hundred Acres, Market Table,.....or? Any ideas? Ideally somewhere where i can make a reservation for 4.Thanks

Apr 23, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help with restaurant choices

Those look great, especially Joseph Leonard, Kin Shop and Fatty Cue. In fact will try to replace our lunch at Standard Grill with one of these or also lookinf at Cookshop and Craftbar....any suggestions?

Apr 16, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help with restaurant choices

oops..sorry...forgot to mention the first night i am on my own. My favourite neighbourhoods are probably the west village, SoHo, union square. Am staying in Chelsea for the first time so should probably explore there.

Apr 15, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help with restaurant choices

Thanks for the great input. here is what \i have narrowed it down to

Tues. dinner is open and will probably choose a neighbourhood to wander and stop in at a couple of places for an app, sald, and somewhere for an entree,
Wed, breakfast..Buvette
Wed. lunch..Ma Peche or Momofuko Ssam
Wed dinner..Del Posto

Thursday breakfast..open
Thurs lunch..Locanda Verde
Thurs. dinner...Public

Friday lunch..Standard Grill
Friday dinner..Maialino

Sat. lunch..Toloache
Sat. dinner...La promenade des Anglais

Sunday brunch is still undecided
So, what am I missing or where am I going wrong?

Apr 15, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help with restaurant choices

What do you think about I Trulli

Apr 13, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help with restaurant choices

Would you suggest Ciano over Maialino?

Apr 12, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help with restaurant choices

I had the same feeling about Blue Fin and I haven't even been there yet.
If we do Ma Peche will we need to cab it to the theater district? We are going to see Memphis which is at 44th
I am kind of panicky because last year was so good and It is just not coming together this year.
What do you think about Kin Shop and Manzo for donner ideas?

Apr 12, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help with restaurant choices

Thanks, kathryn. I had looked at the Empellon Cocina menu but it didn't grab me. Perla looks great.
I should also mention that I love the idea of small plates menus.
Still kinda stuck for pre theater lunch...what do you think of Blue Fin?

Apr 12, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Please help with restaurant choices

Returning for our tenth annual trip to NYC. Last year was my most successful as the group dining planner and need new ideas for this spring. Our favourites last year were LArtusi, Fish Tag, and Empellon. Here are my ideas so far....
Locanda Verde ..could only get a reservation for lunch despite calling right at 8am. Apparantly tables for 5 are hard to come by.
Standard Grill..also for lunch
Del Posto..dinner
Public...dinner
Union Square Cafe ...brunch
Still need 2 more dinner options and looking at Pipa , A Casa Fox,Joseph leonard
Also need pre matinee on Sat. and considering Toloache, marseille or Ma Peche if you think it is doable.
I would love some new ideas...any cuisine, any neighbourhood and any price point comparable to restaurants I have mentioned.
thanks

Apr 12, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Help a newbie: Reservations and recommendations for Prix Fixe lunch at fancy restaurants?

Nougatine was always our go to spot before a matinee. last year,however,our lunch was less than stellar so we will be trying somewhere new this trip.

Apr 11, 2012
trishottawa in Manhattan

Delicious dining deals (pre-theater, weekday lunch, happy hour, etc.) at upscale places?

had a wonderful prix fixe lunch at Gotham bar and grill.
Tocqueville also has a great deal at lunch. The food was good but at 1p.m. the restayrant was almost deserted.
nougatine is another good choice

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Tocqueville
1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

Gotham Bar and Grill
12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

Nougatine
1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

Jul 03, 2011
trishottawa in Manhattan

Fun NYC Saturday afternoon lunch spots

It has been my experience that TA is great for hotels and tourist info but CH does offer better restaurant advice

Jun 21, 2011
trishottawa in Manhattan

Pre-matinee lunch - entrees under $25 & meatless options

I like Nougatine for pre matinee. Not in the theater district but close.
The prix fixe lunch is a steal and there are always lots of salad and fish options. there is even a burger for the teens!

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Nougatine
1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

Jun 17, 2011
trishottawa in Manhattan

ISO Mediterranean Resto suggestions convenient (via subway or bus) to Lincoln Center

I enjoyed both Kefi and Fish Tag. Fish tag had a more creative menu than kefi.

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Kefi
505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Fish Tag
222 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

Jun 15, 2011
trishottawa in Manhattan

Looking to Re-create our Recette experience before leaving NY

I had a fabulous meal at Recette last month. I also enjoyed L'Artusi which is also small plates and FishTag.
I wpould also reccomend the tasting menu at Degustation

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Degustation
239 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003

L'Artusi
228 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

Recette
328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

Fish Tag
222 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

Jun 14, 2011
trishottawa in Manhattan

Recommendations for special lunch in Manhattan on a weekday with two small children in tow?

For one of your other lunches or dinners I would suggest Otto.

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Otto
1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Jun 08, 2011
trishottawa in Manhattan