Restaurant Recommendations

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  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    A couple more places to check out for foods (not necessarily gourmet)

    Vienna:

    Heuriger Zum Martin Sepp (in Grinzing)
    Restaurant "Venezia" in Stephensplatz near Stephensdom
    Coffee shop on top of the hill overlooking Schonbrunn

    I would also highly advise doing some wine tasting in Durnstein, in the Wachau wine region.

    For skiing, I would highly recommend Kaprun, in the Salzburg area, world class.

    Prague: I went to a very nice restaurant that was near the Prague Castle, apparently many foreign dignatries had eaten there including the Prince of Wales, I can't remember the restaurant name but I had a great venison steak there.

    Budapest: There is a great little restaurant that is across from the St. Stephens Cathedral, I can't remember the name, but it has great entrees and desserts.

    Also, one little place across the river from the Parliament had wonderful crepes (both sweet and salty) with a wonderful view for an incredibly cheap price.

    Hotel Gellert is kinda a touristy place, but may be cool to check out as well, there are much better spas in Budapest though.
     


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    wrong, Dupont is harmless. Its got as much crime as any other neighborhood in DC with $750,000 row houses.
     


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    I think most people agree that people don't really go to Cafe Milano for the food. But if you have a client or a date and are looking to impress, it's the place to be. When I'm eating on my own, I rarely go there. There is certainly better Italian food to be had in DC, even in Georgetown.
     


  4. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Sushi Roku (old town pasadena & santa monica) - havent been to the santa monica, but the pasadena restaurant is a regular stopping point whenever my gal and i have a sushi craving.  def one of the best i've tried in so cal.

    The original Phillipe's - near Union Station.  this is where the french dip was invented.  always packed (dont go here if there is a Dodgers game that day) and i cant eat a french dip anywhere else anymore.

    The Hat (several branches throughout) - by far the best Pastrami Dip sandwich in so cal

    Chaya Brasserie - great "continental" cuisine near the Beverly Center (right next to Agnes B, one of my fave stores) and across the street from the famous Ivy.

    Albanos - the best pizza in So cal hands down.  brooklyn thin crust style.  on Melrose 1.5 blocks west of La Brea

    Maison Akira - on green st in Pasadena.  awesome french-japanese cuisine.

    *edit, of course Koi in W. LA where all the beautiful people go. the current "hotspot" in LA
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    The Hat is not bad for pastrami, I personally like Clearman's galley as well, it's on Rosemead near Huntington in Arcadia.
     


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    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Clearman's is good.....i really like the Cheese bread at Northwoods. i can eat about 30 slices no sweat
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    For good sushi, you can try Sai Sai (in the Biltmore) downtown... and Kitayama (technically in Newport Beach, off Bristol off the 73) Kitayama is part of a group that owns fisheries so they have the freshest sushi I have had anywhere in this area.
     


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    I need to add one suggestion to nightowls list... Bacchanalia here in atlanta. A pretty cool dining experience. A bit expensive but nice. There is also a new restaurant in the Brookhaven area callen "Haven" great survice and atmosphere. Definately recommended. I eat out to much.
    Craig
     


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    Bacchanalia I forgot that one, you are right, but I nedd to check out Haven, ust so far for me from West Cobb.
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I'm a pretty big fan of the Mansion at Turtle Creek, anyone else like it?
     


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    I'll add a few for Los Angeles

    Pizza: I've tried Albano's, but didn't like it at all.  I usually go to Village Pizzeria, on Larchmont.  If you like crust like me, go for the thick crust, Sicialian style.  I really like the meatballs there too.

    Mexican taco stand: Taquiera De Anda if I'm in OC, otherwise Chabilita on Western or Cactus on Vine.

    Mexican fusion stand: Loteria at the farmers market.  Tortillas are home-made, the shredded beef is fabulous.  Tortilla soup is great too.

    Tex-mex: Sonora Cafe on La Brea.  The food is decent, but on Mondays wine is sold wholesale by the bottle.  Makes for a fun meal if you like to drink.

    French: Campanile on La Brea, a good value too.  Get the braised spare ribs...it's the only place I've ever been where I'd eat in tiny bits as to savor the flavor.  Jiraffe in Santa Monica is great too, perfect place for a date.

    Italian: Angelini Ostera on Beverly.  Very authentic Italian food.  Interesting cheeses (for the adventurous type).

    Asian fusion: being Asian, I typically despise these places, but I though Yi on 3rd and Fairfax was pretty good.  Lots of innovative/interesting dishes.

    Value Japanese: Mishima on 3rd/La Cienega for udon.  It's the first Japanese noodle-house restaurant I've left feeling full.

    Jewish:  I'm partial to Canters on Fairfax for reubens and matsa ball soup.  Perhaps there are better in LA, but Canter's is always consistently good.  Free parking is a plus.

    Steak:  I liked Balboa on Sunset the best...awesome steak and great sides.  Maestro's was good too.  Nick & Stef's was horrible.  Sauce on a steak?.?.  No thanks.

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head.  Most of the gourmet restaurant's I've been to weren't remarkable, so I've left them off.

    edit:
    I was reading Get Smart's thread again, and wanted to add that if you go to Phillipe's, ask for your sandwitch double dipped.

    I also think we should add restaurants you should avoid. For me, Dolce and the Ivy top that list.
     


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    There was a GQ a couple years ago where Alan Richman did the rounds of LA steakhouses, I'll have to dig it out.
     


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    Mastro's is the best steakhouse I've been to in LA. As for sauce on a steak, the best steak I've ever had is Peter Luger's in Brooklyn which serves their steak with the most delicious sauce ever. I know, I know, it sounds horrible but don't knock it till you try it.
     


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    Peter Luger's is quite nice, there are quite a few places that I like that serve their steak with sauce, including Prime, and Randall's in Vail. Their Steak Diane is to die for.
     


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    see i'm a thin crust guy, hence albano's being tops.

    good call on the Ivy, been there a few times and while it's "famous" it isnt all that great and overrated imo
     


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