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Looking to celebrate

I no doubt understand that August and Bayona are topnotch, when I looked over the menus there was little that I would go toward. For me (not the wife), I have a hard time with sides and sauces. Im not into cooked fruit and dont do much by way of veg. But even the proteins just dont call out as being of interest.

I will look over the other suggestions - I only mentioned Lukes because I have been to the one in Texas and loved the meal but would agree that the atmosphere isnt truly romantic

I have also been to NOLA (also not for the anniversary dinner) but wondered if that was still a good and cool place

Jan 03, 2014
drbelfer in New Orleans

Looking to celebrate

Thanks for suggestions. While I am familiar with Commanders, I did look up your other recommendations. Bayona, while I have heard of it, does not have a menu that appeals to us, but Meaux Bar looks like it may work for at least one meal while in town. And it also looks close to where we are staying
Thx

Jan 03, 2014
drbelfer in New Orleans

Looking to celebrate

Will be in NOLA for my anniversary and want to take my wife to a special restaurant to celebrate. We are staying in the French Qtr but if we can get to the restaurant by a short cab ride or streetcar that could also work.

We like good food, not into wine so the wine list is of now importance. We are not into too far out cuisine but open to seafood, meat and poultry. I've actually been to some upper-scale places like Lukes and NOLA years ago. And I've looked at the menus for August but it wasn't for us.

So not sure if we should consider Lukes, or Armunds or Commanders (which I was told is better for brunch/lunch). Just want something special, perhaps a little romantic, but most good food, service and atmosphere.

Your help is appreciated.

Jan 03, 2014
drbelfer in New Orleans

London Thai

Fro what I see the avg per person is £25. In the US Thai is reasonable at about half that cost

Feb 25, 2013
drbelfer in U.K./Ireland

London Thai

Promised daughter Thai food for dinner. She lives near king cross but can get most places around town. Nothing too trendy or pricy. Just want good taste

Feb 24, 2013
drbelfer in U.K./Ireland

Niagra Falls

Will be at falls for one day in early May and plan to grab dinner while there. Just wondering if you can recommend a place to eat. We are four and not looking for anything over the top. Just want to grab a nice family meal out. Not into Mexican or Indian, and dont want a steak house. Any help is apprecaited.

Any great breakfast places in Plainview, Huntington or nearby?

A little futher out is Maureens Country Kitchen which has a great breakfast but usually a bit of a wait.

lunch and / or dinner

Trip is scheduled for a Tuesday

Feb 08, 2012
drbelfer in Philadelphia

lunch and / or dinner

Thanks for the suggestions - I should note we are not into middle eastern or Isreali food

Feb 08, 2012
drbelfer in Philadelphia

lunch and / or dinner

National Jewish Museum As for expense - I am not looking for the swanky sit down, white table cloth experience - I cant say with money but for a party of three I dont want to spend more than $25 - $30 a person (no drinking needed). And for lunch, after looking around, Id be happy with a place like a gastropub. I want something more unique to Philly that just an upscale experience (that could be had in any city.

Feb 07, 2012
drbelfer in Philadelphia

lunch and / or dinner

Coming to Philly for the day to check out a museum in City Center. Wondering if there are any unique (not overly fancy or expensive) spots to hit for lunch or dinner in the area. Slightly picky - no Mexican or Indian, but do like Italian, Asian and American. No burger places as daughter not into beef.

Feb 07, 2012
drbelfer in Philadelphia

Cortland/Ithaca

Thanks, apprecaite the list and will slowly start checking them out

Cortland/Ithaca

Find myself traveling up to the Cortland area and know that Ithaca isnt too far. Wondering if anyone can recommend some godo restuartants in the area - not into chains. Open to most types of food, just not mexican or indian. As for price moderate to upscale places would be appreciated.
No kids so that isnt a concern for me.

Apprecaite anything you can suggest.

Lunch in Cape May

thanks

Aug 08, 2011
drbelfer in New Jersey

Lunch in Cape May

Planning a trip down to Atlantic City and a day in Cape May so I can use a recommendation for a lunch place in Cape May. Nothing over the top, but nice. Party of four - we like seafood, BBQ, steak, italian.

Suggestions apprecaited.

Jul 31, 2011
drbelfer in New Jersey

Graduation Dinner in Astoria

You should definately go to Trattoria L'Incontro
In fact I would put money on it you already have reservations there.

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Trattoria L'Incontro
21-76 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

May 25, 2011
drbelfer in Outer Boroughs

Mothers Day Brunch, Rockland County

I second Restaurant X = an amazing experience. Endless cources, Did it for wifes 50th - all were delighted.

Freeport Seafood

Looking to go for seafood in Freeport and wondered what is the best place to hit.
Looking for good food, good protions and service at a reasonable price. We are not drinkers, more into the meal itself. Dont really want too fancy, nor too casual. More middle to slightly upper scale.

Any suggestions

Cheap Eats Itinerary for Review

Was just at the Meatball Shop for the frist time this past Sat night. Food was good, as was service once we got a table. Walked in and told it would be 90 minute wait for party of 2. You give your cell number so you can leave and walk around.

Food was good. Various meats, sauses and portions. Sides were great - had the palenta and wife had roasted veg. Didnt have the veggie balls - sorry

Worth it if you want to wait or can find somewhere in area to go to. Its a fun, trendy place.

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The Meatball Shop
84 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

Mar 30, 2011
drbelfer in Manhattan

Astoria Lunch Celebration

Looking for a place to go to celebrate my daughter's high school graduation. The school is in Astoria and we are looking for a place in the general area. Previously had gone to Parkside and wanted something like it but new.

Ok with Italian, Greek, Mederteranian or American. Not looking for Mexican, India or Asian.
We will be about 8 - 12 people.

Any suggestions?

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Park Side
107-01 Corona Ave, Queens, NY 11368

Mar 24, 2011
drbelfer in Outer Boroughs

French Onion Soup

Try the Stanton Social for French Onion Soup Dumplings (in city)

Feb 16, 2011
drbelfer in Outer Boroughs

Buffalo for Graduation Dinner

Looking for a suggestion in Buffalo to celebrate son's college grad from UB. We will be a group of about 10 people and none of us are drinkers. Son likes steak, seafood, or italian. Don't want to spend a fortune and would like something unique to Buffalo, so not a chain.

I guess somewhere where the entress fun about $20 - 30 per person.

While I have time, its always best to plan ahead.

Ramen in Manhattan

Friends asked if we [living in Queens] knew of any places they could bring their daughter to, as she really enjoys Ramen. A place perhaps to select the type of broth, noodles, etc. A place in Queens or Nassau.

Some also suggested that perhaps a place in the city would be wiser.

Not knowing any to suggst; I figured the Board would be a good place to investigate. Does anyone have any suggestions.
Thanks

Dec 21, 2010
drbelfer in Manhattan

Ramen

Friends asked if we [living in Queens] knew of any places they could bring their daughter to, as she really enjoys Ramen. A place perhaps to select the type of broth, noodles, etc. A place in Queens or Nassau.

Not knowing any to suggst; I figured the Board would be a good place to investigate. Does anyone have any suggestions.

Thanks

Dec 19, 2010
drbelfer in Outer Boroughs

In search of Westchester place for meat eater with vegetarian as well

The veggie doesnt do fish.

In search of Westchester place for meat eater with vegetarian as well

See above about where in Westchester.
Not a salad place, the carnivor doesnt do salad - it can be a restaurant that has veggie dishes, or pasta or pizza - so long as there are options.

In search of Westchester place for meat eater with vegetarian as well

Not sure as one party is coming from Queens and the other from Rockland Co. Somewhere in between

In search of Westchester place for meat eater with vegetarian as well

Meeting friends for dinner in Westchester and looking for a place that will satisfy a vegetarian as well as the carnivore in me. As for price point – moderate. We are not drinkers, nor do we want to spend a fortune for a friendly dinner. We are open to some cuisines like Chinese or Italian, but no Indian or Mexican.
Can anyone provide a suggestion?

Bringing my Mom to NYC...

In case you are taking in a show or will be in Hell's Kitchen area - we always hit John's Pizza which should be in your price range. It makes great brick oven pizza and other italian offerings. The place is a converted tabernacle with a stained glass ceiling. Definately worth the stop.

Dec 07, 2010
drbelfer in Manhattan

Sunday Brunch at Restaurant X?

we just had wife's 50th bday there. amazing. the food and service were perfect. food was delicious. ate things i dont even normally touch. got as much as you wanted of any course and there were 17 of them, one better then the next. drinks flowed. service staff tops. cant say much to make a better review. just wish we had more room to eat more. now we need another reason to go again

Oct 18, 2010
drbelfer in Southern New England