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Question from California regarding what restaurant this is..

Well, I thought it would be nice to sit outside by the water and have drinks before dinner. We were thinking Acqua at Peck Slip. Is that nearby the South Street Seaport? Is the food good? Looking for quintessential NY City (yeah, we're the dreaded tourists)...LOL

Sep 17, 2008
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Question from California regarding what restaurant this is..

Good morning, I have a restaurant question. We'll be coming to NYC for the first time next year, and I would like to know what restaurant is the big, red building on the water, across from the Brooklyn Bridge? It seems to be a landmark, and it looks like a great place to at least have cocktails, if I can find the name of it!!

Thanks for any info you may give.

Sep 17, 2008
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Quintessential New York restaurants for that NY experience

Home is Southern California, Temecula wine country to be exact, if that helps LOL!

Aug 28, 2008
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Quintessential New York restaurants for that NY experience

Hello, my friend and I are planning a trip to Manhattan, and I'm having a heck of a time deciding on restaurants. We want that "NY" experience, not the most expensive or exclusive........We know about Katz and Grimaldi's but what else is out there that we couldn't find at home. I'm looking for about 10 total, breakfasts, lunches and dinner.

Thanks so much in advance, I'm looking forward to your responses!

Aug 28, 2008
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Paris Food Markets

Please tell me about them......why don't peopleeat there every day? From shows on FoodTV (Rachael Ray, Inna Garden), they look absolutely yummy!

Oct 04, 2007
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Good Tea Service

We're planning on going the the St Regis Astor Court for tea in October. It's a once-in-a-lifetime deal..........expensive but it looks great!

Aug 08, 2007
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How much does the POB lobster roll cost?

I can't find this info anywhere.

Thanks

Jul 24, 2007
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Sylvia's or Amy Ruth?

Which one would you choose and why? Coming to NY from Southern Calfiornia and have Amy Ruth's planned, but thought I'd check with the experts!

Thanks

May 25, 2007
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Angelo's on Mulberry

Pan, is the music worth it? We want to go places we wouldn't go to at home, like tea at the St. Regis, a gospel brunch, fondue at Artisanal. I know not every meal is going to be great, but I think I'm building a list that gets us pretty close............BTW, Joe Allen pre-post show looks great. Sometimes a gal just wants some meatloaf and garlic mashed potates! LOL

May 01, 2007
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Angelo's on Mulberry

Hi, Pan. Yeah, I figured BB Kings food would be so-so, but I've heard the gospel choir was awesome. Please, everyone, let me know if I'm mistaken. Thanks for the info on Joe Allen and DB Bistro Moderne. I'll print the menu's and check them out. I figured I've compromised on TOTG, so Sardi's is out. MMRuth, thanks for all your input. We'll go to Pearl Oyster Bar for their lobster roll. Are they open for lunch? I have dreams about coming to your wonderful city...............

Apr 30, 2007
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Angelo's on Mulberry

Thanks, Dan, I've added it to my list! We don't have a bagel place yet, so it's perfect. I've printed out a whole ream of restaurants/menupages/tripadvisor info and I'm so excited! They refer people to Chowhound, and I can see why. It's amazing, LA has a menupages, but nobody has given any restaurants ratings or reviews! Kinda make me embarrassed..........

Apr 27, 2007
tjcletsgo in Manhattan

Angelo's on Mulberry

Yeah, I meant Clinton St. Baking Company. Thanks for the weekday tip! Yes, I meant the Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien. Also, Red Flame Diner is next door to our hotel, and it will be replaced as I find better places to go. The Shake Shack looked like a good place to eat (and sit). We'll be walking everywhere!

Apr 27, 2007
tjcletsgo in Manhattan

Angelo's on Mulberry

Our "foodie" list so far. We're staying at the Sofitel...........

BREAKFAST
Red Flame Café - breakfast 3
Clinton's Bakery and Café - breakfast 1
Artisanal
Balthazar

LUNCH
Brunch in Time's Square
at BBKings
Katz (Harry/Sally)
Central Park Picnic
Central Park Boathouse
Worlds Best Burger-Meridian
Shake Shack
Soup Nazi's for soup
Alice's Tea Cup/St Regis
Sardi's-pre/post show

DINNER
River Café
Peter Lugars
Virgil's BBQ
Gramercy Tavern
Tavern on the Green
Angelo's Italian for Nina's Olio 'sketti
Tribeca Grill
Amy Ruth's
Pearl Oyster Bar
Blue Water Grill

Apr 27, 2007
tjcletsgo in Manhattan

Angelo's on Mulberry

Katz's is already on my list! We're also going to make a picnic at Central Park out of goodies we get at Whole Foods..........or Zabar's. I have to complement you New Yorkers........man, you guys are passionate about your food, and since researching stuff for our trip, I'm betting you have the best restaurants in the world!

Apr 27, 2007
tjcletsgo in Manhattan

Angelo's on Mulberry

MMRuth, we are planning on having lunch at the Boathouse. My friend will kill me if I suggest we skip TOTG, so that's that! So, Sardi's is out, huh? I'm much more flexible than she is so, where else is traditional NY besides Sardi's? 9 days means we'll have a lot of meals to eat-YUM!

BTW, Andrew, I hear you about traditional Italian food. Our next trip is going to be Italy, and I'm not sure I can eat pigs snout and intestines and all that stuff..............(shiver's)..........

Apr 27, 2007
tjcletsgo in Manhattan

Angelo's on Mulberry

Thanks so much for all your input! A little background, myself and my best friend of 42 years have always dreamed of going to NYC, and now that we're both divorced and the kids a grown, we're finally doing it! I have to admit, I'm less concerned about "great food" than having the NY "experience". Having said that, we are also going to Sardi's, Tavern of the Green and "the soup nazi" for soup! We're only doing this once (other places on our itinerary) so I want to cram as much into our visit as possible. No offense if I sounded like you assumed I had an unsophisticated palate. We just want to feel like we're in NY, and don't mind looking like the tourist,since that's what we'll be! Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Apr 27, 2007
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Angelo's on Mulberry

Well, we're Red Sauce people. We're from Southern California and we don't want for good restaurants, but I'm picky about by "fusion" food. When I'm going to an ethnic restaurant, I want typical. We're also going to Gramercy Tavern, Balthazar, Artisanal, River Cafe, Peter Lugar's, Blue Water Grill, etc..so we aren't mid-western eaters LOL! I'm just trying to find good, "Red Sauce" Italian, and I love Rachael Ray. Hopefully, I'll find it on this website! Thanks all, for your input. BYW, any input on the above mentioned restaurants?

Apr 27, 2007
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Angelo's on Mulberry

Thanks for the input! I guess Racheal Ray's show was giving a plug!!!! So, you'de suggest Lupa?

Apr 27, 2007
tjcletsgo in Manhattan

Angelo's on Mulberry

Hello, coming to town for 9 days this October. We are planning on 1 night Italian, and I've heard good things about this restaurant from the Rachael Ray show. Can someone give me info in it? My friend loves olio pasta, and this is the only Italian restaurant that has it on the menu. How does it compare to say, Vice-Versa or Becco? I'm so not found of pigs cheeks and such (Basso)............

Thanks!

Apr 27, 2007
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