Your favorite restaurant, period.

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  1. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    Fattie's Restaurant, Negril, Jamaica. No menu, you get what she's cooking that day. Served family style, a whole fish dinner of Snapper, rice and peas and salad is about $5US. There are only 3 tables in the restaurant.

    Simple but devine, the way it should be.

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  2. hopkins_student

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    Ramsey's, Lexington, Kentucky

    Really? I've never been a fan of anything but the breakfast.
     


  3. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    MOUNT OLYMPUS
    Home of the Olympian Gods

    Olympus was the residence of the divine family, the twelve most important ruling gods and goddesses of ancient Greece, who therefore were called the Olympians. There they all lived together in an enormous palace, high above the clouds. Olympus is generally identified with Mount Olympus in Thessaly, which is the highest mountain in Greece, but very often it is identified also as some mysterious region far above the earth.

    It is written that Zeus talks to the gods from "the topmost peak of many-ridged Olympus," and only a little later he says that if he willed he could hang the earth and sea from a pinnacle of Olympus, clearly not a mountain. In either case, Olympus is not the equivalent of heaven. According to the writer Homer, Poseidon says that he rules the sea, Hades the dead, Zeus the heavens, but Olympus is common to all three.

    FOOD:
    In its great halls they feasted on ambrosia and nectar and were entertained by Apollo’s lyre, the Graces and the Muses.

    Nectar was a sweet drink made from fermented honey, and ambrosia was said to be an uncooked mixture of honey, water, fruit, olive oil, cheese and barley.

    ACTUALLY
    ALINEA
    http://www.alinea-restaurant.com/
    CLICK ON THE CIRCLES
     


  4. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Oh I love Alinea, too. I'm not sentimental enough about it to make it my favourite, though.
     


  5. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    Bern's - Tampa
    The Dillard House - Dillard, GA
    The Jarrett House - Dillsboro, NC
    Chez Pierre - Tallahassee
     


  6. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    My tastes seem to be incredibly pedestrian compared to most of you. I'd have to divide my favorites up into the areas in which I spend the most time:

    D.C.: Citronelle, Firefly, Sushi-Ko

    Hunt Country Virginia: Four and Twenty Blackbirds, The Inn at Little Washington, Sucilee's

    N.Y.C.: Peter Luger, Una Pizza Napoletana, WD-50
     


  7. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Le Botin - I had a bit too much Sangria and walked home feeling pretty happy [​IMG]

    The Cabin, Glasgow with Wilma. Hmm, Soda bread.
     


  8. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    I'm a lot more pedestrian too.

    Every day eatin'
    Lemongrass -- Annapolis, Md

    Less often eating (after I just had it a couple weeks back)
    Nooshi -- DC

    Even less often:
    Wild Ginger -- Seattle
    Jones -- Philly


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  9. Carey

    Carey Senior member

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    Hands down the most consistent, wonderful and tastey food I have ever had. Bruce Moffett is a CIA trained chef, and his small restaurant is Zagat's Top Rated '03,'04, & '05. Business or pleasure, we return here for every occasion when gourmet food is the first priority.
    My tastes seem to be incredibly pedestrian compared to most of you. I'd have to divide my favorites up into the areas in which I spend the most time: D.C.: Citronelle, Firefly, Sushi-Ko Hunt Country Virginia: Four and Twenty Blackbirds, The Inn at Little Washington, Sucilee's N.Y.C.: Peter Luger, Una Pizza Napoletana, WD-50
    My worst and most expensive meal was at Citronelle. They had a scallop ceviche appetizer. It was the most foul thing I ever tasted. The dining room is nothing special and the food was not transcendent. Have wanted to try Inn at Little Washington. WD-50: Tried to get a group of co-workers to go to, but they are not adventurous. I will try your others when I go back to NYC.
     


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    Bouchon - the poor-man's version of "The French Laundry" - Napa, CA
     


  11. Lucky Strike

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    Best place I've eaten: The Dieter Müller restaurant in Schlosshotel Lerbach, outside Cologne. The style is pretentious, but for once, it's with some justification.

    And I really like the unpretentiousness of Le Boudin Blanc in Trebeck Street in London.
     


  12. Manny Calavera

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    Hands down the most consistent, wonderful and tastey food I have ever had. Bruce Moffett is a CIA trained chef, and his small restaurant is Zagat's Top Rated '03,'04, & '05. Business or pleasure, we return here for every occasion when gourmet food is the first priority.



    My worst and most expensive meal was at Citronelle. They had a scallop ceviche appetizer. It was the most foul thing I ever tasted. The dining room is nothing special and the food was not transcendent.

    Have wanted to try Inn at Little Washington.

    WD-50: Tried to get a group of co-workers to go to, but they are not adventurous. I will try your others when I go back to NYC.


    I've never had a bad experience at Citronelle, though I have to admit I put it on the list because I thought the D.C. section needed a little trad and couldn't think of anything else. Most of the really great restaurants in the area are located an hour or so outside of D.C. (and luckily, most within 15 minutes driving distance for me): Inn at Little Washington (best restaurant in the country), L'Auberage Provencale, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Ashby Inn (Brian Pellatt came from One Block West, a very local favorite), The Rail Stop, Aster, etc.

    WD-50 is amazing (as is anyting Vongerichten attaches himself to). If you ever get a chance try the corned duck. Una Pizza Napoletana is just pizza...however I think it's general consensus among the chowhounds that it's the best, most authentic pizza in the country (certainly the best I've ever eaten; puts Grimaldi's to shame).
     


  13. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Really? I've never been a fan of anything but the breakfast.

    Love the hot browns.
     


  14. AlexP415

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    I'll have to go with Jardiniere in San Francisco. I could eat there every night.

    Bouchon - the poor-man's version of "The French Laundry" - Napa, CA

    As to this quote, I certainly felt like a poor man after I paid my bill! Wonderful food, however. [​IMG]
     


  15. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Sunday brunch at L'Orangerie in Omotesando is also very nice... If I remember correctly Chinese Cafe Eight (open 24 hours) in Roppongi has a whole Peking duck for like $2000 yen. That is completely awesome. Always wanted to try brunch at New York Bar at the Park Hyatt Shinjuku. [​IMG]
     


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