Restaurant Recommendations

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  1. FiveFiveFive

    FiveFiveFive Senior member

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    Recently had dinner at Fearing's at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas. Service was exceptional -- one might say a bit too attentive, but I didnt' mind. I'd like to try a few other dishes before making a judgment on food, but the buffalo tenderloin on jalapeno grits with a butternut squash taquito was tasty. I gave it a shot after reading a favorable article by, of all places, the NY Times. Bruni gets around.
     


  2. princemarko

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    Best ever service and food I've had was at Louis XV in Monaco. Talk about service, they handed my wife a bag of deserts and muffins to take home. Too bad some IDIOT Russian and his whore(who still had her tags on her clothes) were obnoxious. The two american old guys with the 3 strippers competed with the most obnoxious award also.

    Note to those idiots: when you go to a high class restaurant, you cant fake class and you look like a fucking idiot and ruin other peoples dinner.

    But the food was great.
     


  3. kenosis

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    Gordo's for Mexican food in Berkeley, CA
     


  4. lynchpatrickj

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    Okra's in Manassas is fairly impressive.
     


  5. Lithium Br8kfst

    Lithium Br8kfst Senior member

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    Lambert's in Austin, TX. damn good food.
     


  6. Lithium Br8kfst

    Lithium Br8kfst Senior member

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    can't go wrong with Matt's for Mexican, also in Austin.
     


  7. The Wayfarer

    The Wayfarer Senior member

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    I may be looking at a trip to Miami in mid-February. Any restaurant recommendations?

    If plans become more solidified, I'll probably post a proper thread on the matter looking for other recommendations as well (granted one doesn't already exist).
     


  8. ChicagoRon

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    I may be looking at a trip to Miami in mid-February. Any restaurant recommendations? If plans become more solidified, I'll probably post a proper thread on the matter looking for other recommendations as well (granted one doesn't already exist).
    The flagship Joe's Stone Crab is incredible if you go during stone crab season (winter and very early spring). On my last trip (quite a while ago) I went to Chef Allen's which was quite good. It was in a strip mall way off the beach, but worth the trip. And, of course, Miami is like New York City... you can get a GREAT cubano just about anywhere.
     


  9. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Chicago Restaurant Week: http://www.choosechicago.com/eatitup.../default2.aspx

    I need to make reservations for 4 at any of these restaurants of my choosing. With these instructions:
    I was going to pick Topolobampo but that got ixnayed in the above instructions.

    So my next picks were going to be Cafe Spiaggia, Brasserie Jo, Naha, or one sixtyblue.

    I'll probably be going to all 4 of these restaurants throughout the week, but which from the list would be best to take my family to? Also, my father is a vegetarian. I realize that shouldn't be a problem at most places, but just in case.
     


  10. Matt

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    Lowbrow but amazing...if in Bangkok, check out a little cafeteria styled joint called Inter...the best Thai food I've ever had. A block or so from Siam BTS
     


  11. ChicagoRon

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    Chicago Restaurant Week: http://www.choosechicago.com/eatitup.../default2.aspx I need to make reservations for 4 at any of these restaurants of my choosing. With these instructions: I was going to pick Topolobampo but that got ixnayed in the above instructions. So my next picks were going to be Cafe Spiaggia, Brasserie Jo, Naha, or one sixtyblue. I'll probably be going to all 4 of these restaurants throughout the week, but which from the list would be best to take my family to? Also, my father is a vegetarian. I realize that shouldn't be a problem at most places, but just in case.
    Don't do Brasserie Jo on restaurant week. I went to Naha shortly after it opened (over 6 or 7 years ago), and was severely disappointed and never went back. I definitely suggest trying it at restaurant week prices. I've never been to onesixtyblue. I would do Cafe Spiaggia w/ the fam.
     


  12. drewdub

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    Hey, I perused this a while ago and noticed some Philly recommendations, but I am having trouble finding them now - any good recommendations?

    I have been to Morimoto, Positano Coast, El Fez and Tria. Any other ideas? Anyone been to Le Bec Fin?

    Thanks
     


  13. ChicagoRon

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    I have never eaten upstairs at Le Bec Fin, but I have had the most WONDERFUL dinners at the bar downstairs. I went on quiet weeknights and it was like a private club. The chef was eating at the bar. They brought down a portable burner and made Cherries jubilee as a special request for me. It's very reasonably priced, and extremely good for bistro food. it is NOT haute cuisine like upstairs.

    I can only imagine upstairs at Le Bec Fin is even better...
     


  14. mellowfellow

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    in philly, i like amada which serves spanish tapas (small plates). I think its a fun place to eat since you can try many dishes. In a large group, you pretty much can taste the entire menu.
     


  15. Mr. Argyle

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    Anyone have Boston recommendations? Preferably somewhere quiet. I know several restaurants in the city but as usual they tend to fill up pretty fast.
     


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