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post #1366 of 1379

Looking for recommendations for Paris and Chicago, will be spending two nights in each city next week. Looking for a great place with atmosphere, culture, but not breaking the bank. Non-touristy venues preferred. Thanks!

post #1367 of 1379
Chicago - not touristy, good atmosphere, not break bank (I'm assuming means under $100 / head. These vary)...

Lao Sze Chuan in Chinatown (as good as or better than anything I had in Shanghai or HK) $
Takashi - french / japanese fusion from a master chef $$$
Arami - sushi - west town $$$
West town tavern - west town - very reliable american food $$
The Bristol - lincoln park - hipster food $$
Lockdown burgers - west town - $


Paris -

Fontaine de Mars $$ (wasn't touristy until Obama went there, but it's still awesome)
Chez Andre or Atlas for seafood $$
Gayot by Gagnierre (his more casual place) $$$
post #1368 of 1379

I spent last week at The Greenbrier and had a great meal to report.

 

At Slammin' Sammies at the golf course my GF and I had "crab stuffed shrimp".  It was served with wonderful mashed potatoes and perfectly cooked Asparagus with a perfectly balanced sauce,  It was delicious and I do not hesitate to recommend it.  This was at the sports bar, but it is also available at Sam Snead's, a white table cloth version next door.  We did all but lick the plate.

 

Cheers,

post #1369 of 1379
meeting up with some friends in NYC next week

Betony or Batard?
post #1370 of 1379

For anyone in Brighton or ever around the area, give Pom Poko a try! Loads of quality Japanese food, really good prices for amazing noodles and sushi!

post #1371 of 1379

A great steakhouse in the DC suburbs (Falls Church, VA) near the beltway.

 

TRIOS

 

Modern decor and a little loud, but wonderful steaks. $$$

 

Cheers,

post #1372 of 1379
Any suggestions for Montreal?
post #1373 of 1379

Disclaimer I've never been to Montreal but I did some research for a friend a while ago; here's some things:

Au Pied de Cochon - looks awesome for foie gras, good cassoulet too. http://aupieddecochon.ca/menu-en/?lang=en

Higher price point: Restaurant Toque http://www.restaurant-toque.com/en/dinner-menu

Eclectic French: http://www.chezlepicier.com/chezlepicier.php?lang=en#Menus

Prix fixe menu after 10pm: http://restaurantlemeac.com/menus-2/#simpleContained4

 

The Bourdain Montreal episode also looked really delicious, don't remember where he went. Just remember the two chefs he was with shaving black truffles and foie gras onto everything they ate. 

post #1374 of 1379
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Originally Posted by t3hg0suazn View Post

Disclaimer I've never been to Montreal but I did some research for a friend a while ago; here's some things:
Au Pied de Cochon - looks awesome for foie gras, good cassoulet too. http://aupieddecochon.ca/menu-en/?lang=en
Higher price point: Restaurant Toque http://www.restaurant-toque.com/en/dinner-menu
Eclectic French: http://www.chezlepicier.com/chezlepicier.php?lang=en#Menus
Prix fixe menu after 10pm: http://restaurantlemeac.com/menus-2/#simpleContained4

The Bourdain Montreal episode also looked really delicious, don't remember where he went. Just remember the two chefs he was with shaving black truffles and foie gras onto everything they ate. 

I have been to Toque, APDC, and Lepecier. APDC is the best and the only one I would return to. Food is very rich. Book early.
post #1375 of 1379
Connecting flight canceled... Got on one an hour later but that is just late enough that we can't make the after 10pm menu at that place (which was also suggested by a local friend).

Luckily we watched the episode of layover last night and bourdain went to a place they mentioned was open til 3am. Hopefully it is good... Other reviews are meh, but it is also midnight.

Ripped open the crotch/ass of my pants getting into this taxi... So I guess this is a single-pair-of-pants trip now.
post #1376 of 1379

Went to an amazing restaurant in Paris last night - fantastic all around, small room with only a few tables, inspired cuisine.  Not even that expensive.   I think I will keep this one a secret or it will become impossible to get a table there going forward.  :hide:

post #1377 of 1379
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Went to an amazing restaurant in Paris last night - fantastic all around, small room with only a few tables, inspired cuisine.  Not even that expensive.   I think I will keep this one a secret or it will become impossible to get a table there going forward.  peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

unrelated, but is Le Grand Véfour still good? Had some childhood memory, so always wanted to take my wife there?
post #1378 of 1379
I've never been, but some of his food looks nice. I can't imagine it's bad, and if it carries some sentimental value, then I'm sure you'd have a nice time (especially in a setting like that). Maybe not "the best"--whatever that means--but restaurants don't need to exist on some type of linear hierarchy, unless you happen to be in the sparkling water business.

ETA: Go, he's usually fairly reliable-- http://www.gillespudlowski.com/112321/restaurants/paris-1er-magique-vefour

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I think I will keep this one a secret or it will become impossible to get a table there going forward.  peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

This is cute.
post #1379 of 1379
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This is cute.

 

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