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DiFara's Sal and Carmine's Lombardi's Muffai, for grandma style pizza Mariella, my neighborhood slice joint, will do in a pinch New Park is incredible on the way to the beach Artichoke's sicilian slice is pretty good, but I'm hating on this place because of the hype it's been getting
Quote: Originally Posted by kadidal Here are my contributions, from someone who lives in the East Village and generally won't go anywhere outside of walking range: Pricier: Eddie at Rothman's -- After seeing a jacket my roommate had taken in an inch and a half in the shoulders, something I previously thought impossible/inadvisable, I've had him take in a suit almost an inch in the shoulders plus take in the waist quite a bit ($120), and take in four...
I've been told that before, only to then be told after waiting an hour that it's going to be another 45 minutes because she miscalculated. It's probably going to be a long wait tonight everywhere - it was a gorgeous day, everyone's going to be out drinking and easting.. I'm interested in hearing how long the wait is though..
Quote: Originally Posted by gdl203 I would never recommend Oliva. Food sucks I'd much rather go to an obvious Tia Pol or Boqueria and have good food, than a less obvious place that will serve me mediocre food (at best) either different tastes, or possibly an off night if it was a one off, but I enjoy the food there, as well as the scene and the sangria is pretty good.. much better than the kool-aid Pipa is passing off as sangria..
do you like tasting menus?? do you enjoy three hour long meals served over five to nine courses?? do you want to sit in a relatively quiet and somewhat boring room, surrounded by a mostly older (generally late 40's and way up) kind of crowd?? do you really want to spend $300 on a meal like this?? or more appropriately, does she?? if so, then go ahead.. and yes, you should wear a jacket to the rear room at gramercy tavern.. if not, and if you're not...
Tia Pol; Boqueria, Casa Mono and Baj Jamon are the usual contenders. They're also all but impossible to get into on the weekend, Casa Mono takes reservations and is more of a sit down 'normal' restaurant than the others. Boqueria might, or might only for larger groups. Tia Pol reserves for six or more. Less obvious responses include El Cid (one of the original tapas spots), Oliva, on Houston, La Paella (the old 9th street standby, there since the '70's) and one can...
Quote: Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC Lupa must have changed then. That was where they'd send you if you couldn't walk in to Babbo or Otto. I've been eating at Lupa for seven or eight years now, and while the popularity has been steadily increasing, it's always been that way if you wanted a reservation, 30 days to the numerical date. The Open Table innovation is recent, and if anything has made it more annoying. Walking in is completely...
Quote: Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba what i call Italian is Italian American, what you call Italian is Italian from Italy. My family comes from Brooklyn, and Red Sauce, will always be Authentic Italian to me. This is my family's restaurant in NYC: http://www.frescobyscotto.com/ That's odd, I've never thought of Fresco as a red sauce joint. They've always seemed to take more pride in the ingredients. Your Scopa outlet on 28th...
Quote: Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC Do you mean you CAN make them 30 days in advance? I wasn't under the impression that you HAD to. The book opens 30 days out. If you'd like to eat dinner there at a time other than 5:30 or 6 PM, you need to make a reservation on the day that it opens up. While there are quirks and variations on this, consistently you're not going to be able to get in without being on the phone at 10 am 30 days...
Lupa requires reservations made 30 days out. It is now on OpenTable. You can also walk in, with a wait of generally between 30 and 90 minutes.
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