What is Your Favorite Restaurant in Your City?

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  1. cat

    cat New Member

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    just wondering whats everyone's favorite restaurant in their city. it'd be a good chance for us to go visit that restaurant when we travel! so i guess we can state which city we're at, then the restaurant :D
     
  2. HollySaysYes

    HollySaysYes New Member

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    Hmm well i've lived in a couple of cities for a many years each, so here are my top faves:

    San Francisco - House of Prime Rib downtown, Golden City Chinese on Irving, Miyagi's Sushi in Palo Alto

    San Diego - Spices Thai Cafe (I recommend the Spicy Mint Noodles :p) Niban Japanese (really cheap, pretty good), the top floor of the La Valencia hotel in La Jolla (mucho expensivo but really gooooooood eats and service)

    Los Angeles - C&O Italian at the end of Washington (HUGE portions, long wait, fun crowd)
     
  3. Patsy Stone

    Patsy Stone New Member

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    I'm not really into the trendy cool places. I like places where people are friendly, I can get good food, and everyone can just relax and not worry about being 'cool'.

    I love a place on St. Marks called 'La Palapa'. Its real mexican, and sooooo good! We always have fun there.

    'L'Orange Bleu' on Crosby and Broome is a fun place. Its Algerian, and they have these fantastically sexy gallic waiters that are so much fun! Every monday night they have live middle eastern music, and a bellydancer. Sometimes youcan't get service for twenty minutes or so, because the waiters are dancing around the restaraunt with her. But that's ok, because half of the customers are usually right up there with them!

    'Luca Lounge' is down the street from my apartment, and they have the best pizzas. Really good salads as well. Their sangria is crap, and sometimes the waitresses are in their own little world, but its still great.

    'Max' in the east village is also great food. Family style italian, I get so fat when I eat here!

    'Johns' is another EV italian place that isn't bad.

    'Planet Thai' in Williamsburg is soooo good! Its a bit trendy (I'm not a fan of the average Williamsburg resident-too many 'artistes' and 'hipsters' for my liking. Some nice people, but you have to weed your way through the throng of pretention to find them), but the chicken pad thai is awesome.

    'Le Bonne Soupe' in midtown east. Cute little french bistro, with this wonderfully ecentric looking french girl in a red pleather dress and matching WWI pilots hat, who plays Edith Piaf songs on her accordion. Good fondue.

    'Pastis' is probably the trendiest place I can tolerate. Its kind of retarded in that the place runs on pretention, but its fun to get a croque monsieur and laugh at all the people pretending to be 'sex and the city'. The waitstaff is quite nice once you get to know them.

    I have so many more,but I will leave itat that.
     
  4. xopher215

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    Philadelphia, University City district.

    Abyssinia, 45th and Locust Sts.
    Ethiopian/Eritrean

    :arrow: Excellent variety of vegetarian selections for all you "veggies" here.
    Place may not look like much inside or out, but, oh! the food is good.
    Prices modest.
     
  5. Acid

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    in portugal: stone steak

    england: mexa mexa

    USA: anything with free refil buffet :p
     
  6. paulina

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    poland:cheap snacks called "milk bar" cause they dont serve meat
    but u can really eat traditional polish food for nothing$
    and meet some tramps&old fool womens feedin their cats :lol:
    paris:cheap japanese snacks with miso lamen soup in the SAINTE ANNE STREET
    also turkish delight in my district coz they serv always a cup of apple peel tea after "adana shish kebab&salad mitch/match".......lol

    sexy sicilian pizza boy who asked me one day if i would eat him with my pizza......lol
    what can i say??? :wink: :twisted:
     
  7. xopher215

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    Soixante-neuf? :twisted:

    ...bien sur. :lol:
     
  8. paulina

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    :lol: lol :twisted:
     
  9. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    favorite place in Athens: 'Durabeis' old fashioned fish restaurant by the sea.
    favorite place in Paris: Le Hangar (french food) and Sona (indian, not far from your place paulina)
     
  10. seditionary

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    kuala lumpur, malaysia - pink tablecloth night market in bangsar ... its called pink tablecloth coz guess what they hav pink tablecloths i love the simplicity.... very very very good authentic tasting chinese malaysia food... loooooove the spare ribs and laksa there

    handforth, cheshire, uk - handforth cantonese, i loooooove the food from here the chef and owner and most of the staff are malaysian-chinese (coincidence i been going there since i was 5 and management has changed) o and if u ever venure there ask for lamba chilli sauce (yes a chilli sauce named after my family LOL, so now it really shows we have been going there loooong)

    wilmslow, cheshire, uk - samsi yakatori - really lovely japanese food, and upstairs u get to sit on the floor and hav a laugh its great

    alderley edge, cheshire, uk - my house, my mum makes really good malaysian indian japanese italian english mexican thai indonesian foods and lots of new inventions
     
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    :lol: sedin i definately come at ur house..........to eat :lol:
     
  12. Feline

    Feline rock-chic

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    Form an orderly queue everyone - dinner at Seditionary's house!

    otherwise.....
    Siam House, York, UK (really good Thai)
    The Plough Inn, Fulford, York, UK (excellent Sunday lunch)
    Kashmir, Bradford, UK (brill!)
    Mayflower, Blackpool, UK (best Cantonese I've ever had)
     
  13. cat

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    wow, all these places sounds amazing...and i didnt put mine down yet :p

    ill just put down mine in toronto...

    GRAZIE - italian restaurant uptown toronto (eglinton/yonge). price is good, crowd is good, food is amazing!

    springroll - mix of all asian food downtown toronto (bloor/yonge). trendy asian restaurant, great price and great food!

    thai magic - posh posh thai restaurant downtown toronto (rosedale/yonge) food is awesome, 5 star service, a little expensive but the atmosphere is great for special occasions
     
  14. Shel

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    Philadelphia---
    I think I've gone to nearly every restaraunt in my city, so this is what I think are the best.

    For deliciousl roll your sleeves up and chow on some good Crabs--- DiNardos.

    Steak--- and just steak--- The Prime Rib

    Other Seafood--- Bookbinders


    Sushi--- Hikaru, but I haven't checked out too many places in the city for that.

    Dessert--- Kansas City Prime has the best bread pudding you could imagine.

    hmmm... I could go on forever, but I leave it at this for now.
    OH and for a good cheesesteak some say Pat's and Gino's but I say Jim's on South Street. YUM!!
    Best Pizza, Lorenzo's on South Street.
    :wink:
     
  15. esiders

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    Some of my favorites...

    Arthur's in Morris Plains, New Jersey - great steaks and hamburger, always crowded with a long wait though (may have a location in Hoboken too)

    Any Portuguese restaurant in the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey...food is to die for.

    Blue Water Grill in Manhattan (Union Square) - go for the Sunday brunch..the banana pancakes are delicious.

    Helena's in Manhattan (Lafayette St) - Tapas bar....tapas are good and they make the best cosmopolitans in the world (made with Bacardi Limon)

    Baccos in Manhattan (Soho) - great for basic Italian food
     
  16. PradaP

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    Sushi Station, Elizabeth Street- the best sushi to go in Brisbane
    You, Cavill Ave Gold Coast- best Japanese cuisine
    Green Tea House- best cafe
    Les Anges (sp?), Beach Road- best bakery
    Landmark- best Yum-cha
    Sushi Station West End- best Sushi restaurant
    unknown restaurant near my cousin's school- best seafood
    Beewon- best Korean restaurant
    unknwon restaurant out West- best Vietnamese restaurant

    mm i cant think of anymore
     
  17. epheme

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    hmm in Northern VA it's not exactly a diners paradise but

    ...NIZAM's in Vienna, the best turkish food (ok well the only real turkish food here but at least it's really good) and I get to go there and Nizam the owner makes me the best turkish ravioli even though it's not on the menu! Mmmmmwah NIZAM!

    ...PHO 69 I eat there just because the name is so funny but also the pho's not bad either!
     
  18. estevairevana

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    Is Gilley's still open in Dallas or Houston? I'm on it esider!---the Ironbound section of Newark! If you're ever in The Dream State..Baton Rouge, in particular, go to Catifish Town! on the Mississippi levee!
     
  19. Psyche

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    Maggiono's in Vienna, Va has the best Fettucine alfredo I've ever had-the sauce is divine. There is also a cute little brewery in Old Town Gaithersburg that has really great crabcakes-can't remember the name though.
     
  20. cjseattle

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    Seattle: Siam and Talay Thai. I love, love, love Thai food. And then Crab Pot for seafood. Cheesecake Factory (yum yum). and this pho place two streets away from where I live.
     

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