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2 Nights in Avila Beach

We are staying in Avila beach on Jan 1 for 2 nights. Would appreciate suggestions for breakfasts, lunch and dinners. We will have our 8 year old daughter with us, but she is a good eater and we would take her to most any non-elegant restaurant. Happy to do to SLO for dinners. Fancy is not important -- just good quality food. Thanks for your suggestions!

1 day ago
j4sharks in California

Memorial Day Weekend in Newport Beach

Sadly, no fish either.

May 11, 2014
j4sharks in Los Angeles Area

Memorial Day Weekend in Newport Beach

We are going (with our food-loving 8 year old) to stay the weekend at the Marriott resort in Newport Beach for the Memorial Day weekend. Would appreciate suggestions for good breakfast places (not fancy), casual lunch maybe near a beach area, and then a couple dinner places (again, doesn't need to be fancy but definitely want good food that will have something good to offer my vegetarian wife). Thanks!

May 10, 2014
j4sharks in Los Angeles Area

Quick help for tonight

Thanks for all the great tips. We ended up having a great meal at Mas Farmhouse, where we both got the chefs tasting menu. My wife's was vegetarian, and both of our meals were really exceptional, as was the service. Great cocktails too! Very special place.

Dec 27, 2012
j4sharks in Manhattan

Quick help for tonight

Also, a place that has a good bar and interesting cocktails is always a plus! Lastly, somewhere we can get in on short notice would help. We tried many places on this site, but they are all booked up.

Dec 27, 2012
j4sharks in Manhattan

Quick help for tonight

Price isn't a huge concern. Last night, my wife got the grilled vegetable tower app, fresh pasta with mixed vegetables and a tomato sauce. I got an incredible seared salmon with artichokes, sundried tomatoes and Dijon mustard sauce. We shared a mixed berry zabaglione in puff pastry dessert. Awesome!

Dec 27, 2012
j4sharks in Manhattan

Quick help for tonight

My wife and I are in town from SF and had an awesome meal last night at De Andrea. Loved the local feel, incredibly good food and service. My wife is a quasi vegetarian and they had lots of interesting choices for her. We don't need fancy necessarily, just great quality.

We need a place for tonight. Mediteranean, American or even middle eastern would be great. Suggestions would be appreciated. We are staying near Grand Central but can go anywhere.

Dec 27, 2012
j4sharks in Manhattan

Italian Tip

We are in town with our 6-year old daughter, who is a great eater and does great in restaurants. We have reservations at both Rosinni's and Da Andrea for tonight. We love Italian. Is one a clearly better choice?

Dec 26, 2012
j4sharks in Manhattan

Dinner near Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis

I am looking for a good (but not fancy) dinner spot for a midweek business dinner. We are staying that the Hyatt Regency and would be happy walking or driving (if not too far). Up to $50 person is OK. American, Italian, Med are all great.

Jul 08, 2012
j4sharks in Minneapolis-St. Paul

La Cour Jardin in Paris

Has anyone tried La Cour Jardin at the Plaza Althenee Hotel? It's an Alain Ducasse place that emphasizes vegetable dishes.

Aug 12, 2009
j4sharks in France

Picky Eater in Paris

My wife and I will be in Paris for 3 nights this September. My wife is, shall we say, a picky eater. She tends to mostly be a vegetarian, though she will eat cured meats (e.g. salami), chicken and shellfish at times. But she does not do creamy dishes, frog legs, foix gras and such. (Thought she will go to such places, so long as there are dishes she can enjoy.) I would appreciate restaurant suggestions for our dinners. We are staying at the Westin Paris Hotel but are flexible on location.

Jun 08, 2009
j4sharks in France

3 nights in Newport Beach

We are coming to Newport Beach next week for 3 nights. We will have our 2-year old with us , although we may get a babysitter for one dinner. We'd appreciate your suggestions on good places for bfast and dinner. Nothing fancy, but nothing like fast food or chains either. We like good food of all types! Thanks.

Oct 04, 2008
j4sharks in Los Angeles Area